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Aquatic Weed Control

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The 3 Questions to Ask When It Comes to Invasive Aquatic Weeds

By: Jason Luce, Lake Management Scientist

Throughout history, humans have always been drawn to water. Each of us undoubtedly has positive memories centered around a lake, pond, or river. After all, these resources have forever played an important role in the health, happiness, and functionality of our communities by serving as sources of food, drinking water, and recreation. But as our world becomes increasingly developed, the risk of spreading aquatic plant species to non-native regions is at an all-time high. Once established in new ecosystems, invasive species can threaten local wildlife, impede recreational activities, even interfere with the management of stormwater.

The eradication of invasive species can certainly be viewed as an investment in the long-term safety and enjoyment of our water resources, but how can we accomplish this sustainably?

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Where Do Invasive Species Come From?

Invasive plant species can travel and establish themselves within new ecosystems in a number of ways, including recreational boat travel, industrial shipping, bird migration and storm introduction through floods or high winds. Regardless of the specific travel mechanism, the invasive nature of a plant comes from an absence of natural competitors or predators. Plant biodiversity can decrease once an invasive plant is established, threatening the diversity of species that depend on native plants, including fish, animals, micro-invertebrates, and beneficial insects.

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How Can Invasive Species Be Controlled?

Eradicating an invasive species can be difficult, especially within a large ecosystem such as a lake or wetland system. These plants may be floating, submerged, emergent, or wetland specific. Depending on the particular species and extent of growth, invasives can be removed physically via hand-pulling, cutting, burning, or mechanical harvesting. Unfortunately, these efforts can be costly and often need to be repeated over several years to ensure the invasive species is fully removed.

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What If Physical Removal Efforts Are Unsuccessful?

Herbicides are typically used as a last resort option but are sometimes a necessary and incredibly important tool to target stubborn invasive species growth. While traditional herbicides have been effective at this task, a new innovative herbicide called ProcellaCOR has proven to more safely and efficiently target undesirable weeds, such as:

  • Water milfoil species
  • Hydrilla
  • Water hyacinth
  • Slender spikerush
  • Crested floating heart
  • Rotala
  • Swampweed
  • Parrotfeather

ProcellaCOR’s dramatically lower use rates and favorable reduced-risk environmental profile allow professionals to more selectively target nuisance species without impacting native plants. This solution also requires a much shorter exposure time to the target plant, meaning clients can enjoy faster results without lake or pond closures. Finally, the reduced-risk profile, approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), also gives lake managers more opportunity to manage invasive species in states that are highly regulated.

ProcellaCOR applications can only be done by certified professionals, so you can rest assured that the management initiatives are completed safely and effectively.

Key Takeaways:

Selective weed management technologies continue to advance as lake and pond owners further prioritize long-term sustainable management practices. Nonetheless, ongoing monitoring and rapid response are key to staying ahead of any new potential spread. When an invasive species is identified in the early stages of establishment, it is possible to minimize an infestation before it gets out of hand.

Ultimately, we all play a part in the protection of our precious water resources from invasive species. Our efforts not only protect native wildlife and cut costs, they help to extend the longevity of lakes and ponds for our children and future generations to use, play and enjoy.

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My Pond Is Finally Nice to Look At

This company is amazing! I called and explained the issues I was having with my pond, and Josh came out and assessed my pond. After doing so, he was able to put together a regiment that helped bring my pond back to where it is nice to look at! I would recommend this company to all of my friends and family!

William Youngblood

Private Landowner, TX

Created An Oasis All Can Enjoy

Our community has a one-acre pond that SOLitude has managed for our 200 homes development. They have done a fine job in maintaining the health of the pond so that people can fish and enjoy the surrounding area, wildlife, and gardens. It is a true oasis in a declining area of green spaces for all to enjoy.

Andrea Kowaleski

Property Manager, Marriottsville, MD

SOLitude Came to Our Rescue

When SOLitude came to our rescue, our pond was covered in water lettuce. As each month went by, the pond became clearer and clearer until now it is completely clear and I am completely grateful that the beautiful, clear pond that was there when we moved in 36 years ago, is once more. Thanks to Mike and everyone at SOLitude who made this possible!

Debra Krogh

Private Landowner, Pinellas Park, FL

Pleasure to Work With

For the past 2 years as a member of our neighborhood board, I worked personally with Mitchell of SOLitude Lake Management. Our neighborhood has over 40 lakes & ponds. I can honestly say it was a pleasure to work with this vendor. Mitchell provided weekly updates and as our aquatics expert, he helped educate us and assisted in developing a restorative approach to our lake & pond management. It was a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable representative. Thanks!

Colette Price

Board Member, Bradenton, FL

Highly Recommend SOLitude

SOLitude services all the water, weed, and algae requirements for our Condominium Lake which 7 buildings back up to. Our Aquatic Specialist Ean does a fabulous job taking care of all our needs and has many owners complimenting on how great our water looks. Ean is just a phone call away and shows up immediately. He is always friendly and very knowledgeable and takes care of the issues. I would highly recommend this company to anyone for your lake water needs.

Doug Berlet

Board President, Naples, FL

From Swamp to Beautiful Water

For about 30 years I watched the encroachment of weeds across my pond, limiting not only our recreational use but our aesthetic appreciation as well. SOLitude Lake Management came in with their hydro-raking harvester and clear it all out! It was the first time I could swim across the entire pond! No swamp, just beautiful water that passers-by slow down to look at.

Dean Jacques

Private Landowner, Chester, CT

Go-To for All My Lake Needs

The SOLitude team is my go-to for all my lake needs. Very professional and responsive. I know I will always be taken care of even when it is something extremely difficult. Their years of experience make them the best lake company in the valley. Highly recommended. Thanks team!

Jennifer Thomasson

Community Manager, Peoria, AZ

Glenn Is Always Helpful

Had a difficult project to limit an exotic algae. Glenn was just super to get answers, develop our approach, and was always helpful.

Wolf Busch

New York

Knowledgeable Staff – Highly Recommend!

SOLitude Lake Management is your full-service provider of lake and pond management solutions. Highly recommend! Very knowledgeable staff!

Marguerite Cormier

Massachusetts

Whole Team Provides Consistent Service

SOLitude Lake Management is an awesome company. Their team is very responsive and provides clear invoices in a timely manner. Flo was very helpful in providing the necessary documents that I requested to keep on file. She has a friendly attitude and the whole team provides consistent service to the job site. I highly recommend considering them for your lake management needs.

Jessica Andujo

California

They Are Simply the Best!

I hired SOLitude to help me out with a new pond in West Virginia. Heather was super helpful and knowledgeable in walking me through the process. She introduced me to Robert and they are simply the BEST. I have a lot of questions and they are super patient, helpful, and responsive. Most of all they both are knowledgeable (and pedigreed) in the world of aquatic life and health. It was a great decision to contract with SOLitude.

Jeremy Billy

Private Landowner, Great Cacapon, WV

Excellent Service to Our Pond

They provide excellent service to our pond. Their reports are always comprehensive and detailed. And their customer service team is always quick to respond and friendly. A big shout out to Flo who was able to assist me when I was having issues accessing documents.

Zachary Dequilla

Chantilly, VA

Responsive & Timely

SOLitude has done an excellent job maintaining our lake here in Alexandria, VA. They are responsive and timely in their follow-up to service requests and the repairs are quick and their team members are very professional. We would recommend them to maintain your lake or pond.

Joe D.

Lake Committee Chairperson, Alexandria, VA

Turned Pond Into a Thing of Beauty

SOLitude has been servicing our large residential pond for some years now. They do a wonderful job in all respects! They took a water plant and algae-clogged mess and turned it into a thing of beauty! Work quality is superb, customer service is first-rate. We are extremely well pleased.

Hank Chase

Private Landowner, Purcellville, VA

Thanks for the Professionalism & Commitment

I’m a property manager in Upperville, VA. I maintain a 100-acre farm with an 8-acre pond on the property. We hired SOLitude in the late winter to guide, educate, and help manage the pond. We recently held an event and the pond was the centerpiece. A huge thanks to Jackson – his professionalism and commitment to producing a quality product surpassed my expectations. I will recommend Jackson and his services to any and all after my experience.

Michael Smiley

Private Landowner, Upperville, VA

Improved Water Quality Significantly

Shannon and Hunter are very professional and take a personal interest in taking the best care of our pond and more importantly, our pet koi fish. They have improved the water quality significantly and we are very pleased with their customer service.

Janet Stallions

Private Landowner, VA

Enjoy Working with Their Team

I have hired SOLitude for several different services at my work site and they have all been very successful. I really enjoy working with their team and look forward to using them in the future.

Ethan Jankowski

Richmond, VA

Pond & Fountain Looks Great

Thank you for always keeping my neighborhood’s ponds and fountains looking great. And, many times, weathering the weather to make it happen!

Mandy Berkowitz

Community Member, Virginia Beach, VA

Made My Pond Nice to Look At

This company is amazing! I called and explained the issues I was having with my pond, and Josh came out and assessed my pond. After doing so, he was able to put together a regiment that helped bring my pond back to where it was nice to look at! I would recommend this company to all of my friends and family!

William Youngblood

Private Landowner, TX

Paul Goes Above & Beyond

Paul is great to work with. He goes above and beyond each time he comes out. He has taken my lake to levels I would have never dreamed of.

Lloyd Irvin

Private Landowner, Buffalo, TX

Pond Has Never Looked Better

Josh did a fantastic job on our pond project. Very professional and paid close attention to the details. Our pond has never looked better and already seeing an increase in size and number of fish. Highly recommend this company for your pond and lake management needs!

Michael Chase

Texas

Extraordinarily Happy with SOLitude

Our neighborhood has been working with SOLitude and we have been extraordinarily happy. Prior to our relationship with them, we had contracted with another company that was less than professional in many ways. This has not been the case with SOLitude! They are professional, communicative, prompt, and do an excellent job at what we have asked them to do. We appreciate this company and its employees very much.

Emily Soura

Resident, Columbia, SC

Great to Work With From Start to Finish

I have had a wonderful professional working relationship with SOLitude for several years. It has been such an awesome experience from all departments within SOLitude that I would highly recommend them to anyone who has pond maintenance service needs. Great company to work with from the beginning to the completion of a job!

Community Member

North Carolina

Always Do Quality Work

SOLitude Lake Management is the best in Charlotte and surrounding areas. They always do quality work, communicate effectively and follow through. Can’t ask for more from them and appreciate all of the work that we have had the pleasure of partnering on!

Jordan Elliott

Community Manager, Charlotte, NC

Use SOLitude At Many of My Properties

Excellent company! I am a Community Manager and use them at many of my properties. Flo was very helpful and quick to help me resolve a communication request. Such a pleasure to find responsive people and professionals! Thank you!

Elise Uzmack

Community Manager, Calabash, NC

SOLitude Took Care of My Pond’s Problems

I had major problems with a pond before hiring SOLitude, they took care of the problem almost immediately…..highly recommend them.

Don Hamby

Raleigh, NC

Restored Our Basin

SOLitude has been professional, timely, and cost-effective while providing services to our Borough. They’ve assisted with pond management, treatment of invasive vegetation, and restoration of an overgrown detention basin/pond. I would highly recommend their services.

Kevin O'Sullivan

Borough Engineer, North Caldwell, NJ

Our Lake Is the Cleanest Around

In our dealings with SOLitude over the years, their professionalism, knowledge, and communication with my community are outstanding. Our lake is always one of the cleanest around. Thank you!

Phil Eberle

Glenwood, NJ

Couldn’t Be More Satisfied

Our community began using SOLitude Lake Management after years of unfortunate experiences with another company. We could not be more satisfied, not only with the condition of our pond but also with the level of communication and response time from all the staff. We highly recommend this company.

Dee Slade

Property Manager, Chester, NJ

A Great Experience

SOLitude makes the work seamless. They send monthly notices so you know they have been on site and recommend products or services you may not have considered, but will help reduce maintenance in the long run. Our local SOLitude representative is always quick to respond, very helpful, and stands by their products and services. Overall, working with them is a great experience and recommended highly.

Diane Rehkop

Community Manager, MO

Our Ponds Look Fabulous

SOLitude has the most responsive team. We use them to manage the runoff ponds that we have in our community. They send updates and let us know what we need to do to keep our ponds looking fabulous.

Chantia Williams-Hicks

Community Manager, Waldorf, MD

Created A Space the Community Can Enjoy

Our community has a one-acre pond that SOLitude has managed for our 200 homes development. They have done a fine job in maintaining the health of the pond so that people can fish and enjoy the surrounding area, wildlife, and gardens. It is a true oasis in a declining area of green spaces for all to enjoy.

Andrea Kowaleski

Property Manager, Marriottsville, MD

#1 Choice for Lake Management

Great client relations and very professional & knowledgable service teams. #1 choice for lake/pond clean-up, treatment, and removal of invasive species (among other services).

Rachel Peoples

Private Landowner, IL

SOLitude Keeps Our Lake Beautiful

We really appreciate SOLitude keeping our lake beautiful! Also, thanks to Flo for always providing great customer service when we have questions. Thanks!

Rachel Russell

Property Manager, College Park, GA

Cleared My Overgrown Pond

Great service. Our family pond was in really bad shape with overgrowth, lily pads, and other plants. Within the first few months, there was a big difference, and they were able to clear the pond without endangering the wildlife. I will definitely recommend this company.

Charelle Smith

Private Landowner, Covington, GA

James Keeps Our Lake Clean & Blue

Fantastic customer service. James does a top-notch job keeping our small lake clean and blue, and he also keeps us updated constantly as to when he’s coming and what he’s done. He is an outstanding employee.

Lori Anderson

Private Landowner, Blairsville, GA

Great & Fast Service!

Ean is always very helpful and resolved any problems I have right away. I highly recommend the company. Great and fast service!

Roman Mueller

Fort Myers, FL

Jason & Peter Are Quick to Help

I really enjoy working with SOLitude. They have a great team. Very responsive and excellent communication. I work with Jason and Peter on a daily basis and they are always quick to help.

Taylor Nielsen

District Manager, Tampa, FL

Services Provide Great Results

Nick and the team at SOLitude provide excellent service and response for the communities we manage. They offer solutions and professional services that provide great results! Highly recommend them for all your aquatic needs!

Afroditi Rodriguez

Community Manager, Tampa, FL

Fantastic Team

Fantastic team – very attentive to my spike rush issue, and would not quit till it was under control. I would highly recommend them.

Michael Rollins

Private Landowner, Tarpon Springs, FL

Helpful & Knowledgeable Team

The entire SOLitude team is professional and friendly. I am impressed with the wealth of knowledge and especially how helpful they are.

Suzie Baylis

Valrico, FL

Go-To for Wetland Preservation

Liz was extremely helpful in providing diligent and competitive pricing and pushed aggressively to meet our deadlines. The quality exceeded expectations and the service was first class! I strongly recommend SOLitude Lake Management to anyone seeking wetland/preservation/lake or even pond maintenance and/or mitigation of EPD. SOLitude performed our initial wetland preservation mitigation to clean and treat for invasive species of plants and maintain/treat on-site ponds & wetlands. Great job Liz & SOLitude!

Rocky Sellers

Sarasota, FL

Pleasure to Do Business With

SOLitude Lake Management is a pleasure to do business with. Very professional and friendly from the first contact by phone to the actual order, installation and follow-up.

Katherine Cooper

Private Landowner, Sarasota, FL

Professional & Prompt with Service

We have been using SOLitude Lake Management for some time now and they are always professional and prompt with service. Raquel has personally assisted us in the office, she is awesome!

Property Manager

Pompano, FL

Well-Run Company

SOLitude Lake Management is a well-run company, which is hard to find these days. SOLitude Lake Management is very professional and answers any questions I have in a timely manner.

Jody Esposito

Tamarac, FL

Easy to Communicate with the Team

I have a few communities that use SOLitude for their lake maintenance needs and I find it easy to communicate with them and get resolutions on any issues.

Sierra Bubb

Property Manager, Deerfield Beach, FL

Our Marina Looks Great!

Flo did a great job of helping us get our invoice correct for our homeowner board. Thanks for all the hard work! The water looks great and all our residents are pleased with the new look of our Marina.

Debbie Dillard

Debary, FL

Staff Is Super Helpful and Friendly

SOLitude Lake Management was contracted by our HOA to service a lake in the center of the community. They have done a good job with the service calls, the contract was set at a reasonable price, and the office personnel is super helpful and friendly.

Jason Koivu

Board Member, Melbourne, FL

Thorough Assessment Of My Pond

Received prompt and thorough assessment of a pond on my rural property. Received the advice I needed to prevent algae and for improving conditions for fish. They have good educational material on their website that is free.

Susan Poole

Private Landowner, Callahan, FL

Definitely Recommend SOLitude

SOLitude’s technician is knowledgeable and gives me extremely perfect service. He was so kind and patiently listens to my request. Also, he gave me advice about the process. I will definitely recommend this company.

Umut Guven

Jacksonville, FL

On Time & Do A Great Job

SOLitude is a great company! I have never had any problems with my lake care. They are always on time and do a great job. It’s hard nowadays to find anyone who wants to work and take pride in their work. Thank you!

Private Landowner

Fort Pierce, FL

Peace of Mind

Working with SOLitude has been a great experience! Their professionalism, knowledge, and response/timing are the qualities that will give you peace of mind.

Rosa Nieves

Community Association Manager, Naples, FL

Natural Resource Experts

We have used SOLitude for several years, and are very happy with the relationship. They are responsive to our needs, cost-effective, and professional in their service. We use SOLitude for all our natural resource needs (lakes, littoral, and preserve). SOLitude approaches our property in a proactive manner and cost-conscious manner. Their technical people also have the ability to effectively communicate with us non-technical types.

Joseph Meli

Board President, Naples, FL

Great Partnership

SOLitude manages our 28 lakes at our Country Club and we have formed a great partnership with them and in particular Christina and Garrett. They are responsive to our needs and take the time to explain their process and ongoing management plans to staff, board members, and owners as well as answer their questions.

Joe Burden

Country Club General Manager, Fort Myers, FL

SOLitude Cares About Their Clients

SOLitude has the manpower to handle all jobs large or small and the expertise to answer any questions. They care about their clients, which is easy to see when observing the quality of work provided by them during every visit. SOLitude is the team of highly trained professionals you want to maintain the waterbodies of your property.

Matthew Clem

Golf Superintendent, Fort Myers, FL

Our Lake Looks Great!

SOLitude’s technician, Ian, is always pleasant and informative. He always calls me to update me on what was performed and if something else is needed. I have had many positive comments from other owners in my community regarding how great our lake looks. Thanks for the service.

Doug B.

Florida

Staff Is Professional & Courteous

Best lake company in Florida. SOLitude is always available when needed and the person that shows up is very professional and courteous while on our property.

Thomas Mcentee

Bonita Springs, FL

Super People to Work With

Our lake was a mess two years ago. SOLitude Lake Management came in once a month and took care of all the problems we had. Anytime we have issues, which there were very few, they send someone to address it within the week. Great company and super people to work with.

Private Landowner

Miami-Dade County, FL

Professional & Informative

As president of a local property management firm, I rely heavily on the expertise of SOLitude. They are professional and very informative to clients.

Stuart Galkin

Property Management Firm President, Lewes, DE

SOLitude Provided Wise Counsel

SOLitude provided wise counsel on how to keep our lake healthy and provided frequent onsite follow-up visits to check the success of new products. I am particularly impressed with the herbicide team!

Linda Teixeira

Avon, CT

Our Pond Is In Very Good Health

SOLitude manages a pond for us that is a shared responsibility between three entities. The health of our pond has been very good since they took over the maintenance. I would recommend SOLitude for pond maintenance needs.

John Gonzales

Director of Facilities, Englewood, CO

Easy to Work With & Professional

SOLitude Lake Management has been a tremendous help with our two small ponds. Easy to work with and very professional. Customer service was excellent. Thank you, Kaitlyn and Matti.

Dan Ryhal

Private Landowner, Pine, CO

The Water Is Crystal Clear

The water quality and clarity has been great! Our waterfall and fountain feature is located at the entrance of the community. We are mandated to use reclaimed water. The water is crystal clear.

Mike Treanor

Marana, AZ

Improved Our Lake’s Appearance & Health

SOLitude Lake Management was able to provide some experienced/expert advice regarding our unique lake environment. The follow-through on their recommendations has significantly improved our lake’s appearance and health. Their knowledge was an asset and their “in the field” personnel have been great to work with at our Golf Club.

Curt Hudek

Golf Club Owner, Mesa, AZ

SOLitude Solved All the Problems

SOLitude Lake Management did a great job. Dylan is the gentleman that works on two of our property ponds, and from day one, he’s solved all the problems. Very professional and explains every step of what he is doing.

Fabio Giro

Private Landowner, AZ

Staff Give 110% Day After Day

Reliably at the job site ahead of our scheduled time. Good communication ahead of fieldwork to get details nailed down. Staff gives 110% day after day even in challenging environments. Courteous and respectful; great ambassadors for our project. Great value for top-notch work.

D. Kerr

Arizona

Leslie Is One of the Best!

Leslie listened to my needs and concerns, she didn’t offer a fix until she surveyed the lake. It was refreshing to work with someone who cared enough to listen and plan out the best needs of service. If you’re looking for lake maintenance, she is one of the best! I highly recommend!

Trisha Miller

Property Manager, Glendale, AZ

Very Professional & Responsive

The SOLitude team is my go-to for all my lake needs. Very professional and responsive. I know I will always be taken care of even when it is something extremely difficult. Their years of experience make them the best lake company in the valley. Highly recommended. Thanks, team!

Jennifer Thomasson

Community Manager, Peoria, AZ

Extremely Helpful & Friendly Staff

Extremely helpful and friendly staff that is always a pleasure to deal with. I have used this company for over 4 years now and they have provided great service and were able to deal with and correct problems that five other lake management companies were not able to even begin to address. I highly recommend this company for any of your lake service needs.

Private Landowner

Responsive to Our Needs

SOLitude manages our 28 lakes at our Country Club and we have formed a great partnership with them and in particular Christina and Garrett. They are responsive to our needs and take the time to explain their process and ongoing management plans to staff, board members, and owners as well as answer their questions.

Joe Burden

General Manager, Florida

Professional & Knowledgeable

Working with SOLitude has been a great experience! Their professionalism, knowledge, response, and timing are the qualities that will give you peace of mind.

Rosa Nieves

Community Association Manager, Florida

A Pleasure to Work with SOLitude

For the past 2 years as a member of our neighborhood board, I worked personally with Mitchell of SOLitude Lake Management. Our neighborhood has over 40 lakes & ponds. I can honestly say it was a pleasure to work with this vendor. Mitchell provided weekly updates and as our aquatics expert, he helped educate us and assisted in developing a restorative approach to our lake & pond management. It was a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable representative. Thanks!

Colette Price

Board Member, Florida

SOLitude Helped Us Achieve Our Community Goals

As the manager of wetlands and open water for my community, I work with SOLitude Lake Management closely. They have helped us define our vision and achieve our goals. Every wetland area and body of water has different uses and different needs. SOLitude understands that and ensures those needs are met all the while keeping the budget in mind. We have annual fishing tournaments and they come out and talk with the anglers, explaining what we’ve done during the past year and what our future steps will be. Management of wildlife and waters is an ongoing and long-term commitment, SOLitude understands this. They have a dedicated staff that not only manages these areas but also helps educate their clients.

Robert Payne

HOA Chairman, Warrenton, VA

December 8, 2014

Reliable and Quick to Respond

SOLitude Lake Management has been managing our lake/stormwater pond, and fountains since 2005. Their team has always been reliable and quick to respond to any issues. They are all very knowledgeable, able to explain what is happening with any situation and find solutions to problems as they arise. Overall, I have been very pleased with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone with lake, pond, and other BMP management needs.

Joan M. Fowler

City of Chesapeake, VA

The SOLitude Team Is Absolutely Fabulous!

SOLitude consistently provides top-notch customer service and performance, whether it is over the phone or in person on-site. My questions are always answered promptly by your professional and knowledgeable staff. The SOLitude Team is absolutely fabulous!

Dawn Guappone, CMCA

Bridgeville, DE

SOLitude Helped Relieve the Pressure of Maintaining My Pond

Working with the team from SOLitude Lake Management took away the pressure of dealing with an issue that I had never specialized in. The knowledge of everyone involved helped keep the process moving, from engineering to local code compliance. They knew the course that needed to be taken and it was implemented in a timely manner, causing the project to come to completion well within our expectations.

Paul Watts

Wilmington, DE

Hat’s Off to SOLitude!

SOLitude Lake Management has consistently performed to a high standard within the three communities they currently service for my clients. Whether it is routine maintenance or a major issue, I can always be assured that when I call or email we will have almost immediate communication and actionable timelines. In a busy industry such as this one, having someone that stays in touch is critical and appreciated. Hat’s off to SOLitude for a job well done!

Lisa Wagner

Community Manager, Richmond, VA

We Are In Good Hands with SOLitude

We were presented with the challenge of dealing with our stormwater basin, which is regulated by EPA standards that we were not familiar with. SOLitude came in and guided us through the entire process. Our basin went from an eyesore to a spectacular main selling point for our community. We are in good hands with SOLitude and cannot thank them enough!

Dawn Crawford

HOA President, PA

Controlled Invasive Plant Growth

Phragmites had taken over our waterfront and choked out the wildlife access to our pond. SOLitude worked in conjunction with our engineer to procure the necessary coastal and environmental permitting. We are now in year one of a multi-year plan to control invasive plant growth. Almost immediately, the wildlife returned to our pond. Well done SOLitude!

John Greim

Private Landowner, East Greenwich, RI

No More Algae!

SOLitude has completely corrected our community pond. No more algae, which has kept the fountain running well. We have a monthly maintenance contract, and I always receive notice of when they are coming and if they found any issues.

Emily Schollian

Property Manager, VA

Keep Lake Free of Algae & Debris

SOLitude Lake Management has been the lake management company for our community lake located in Alexandria, VA, for five years now and we have found them to be very professional and responsive to our needs of keeping the lake free of algae and other debris. They also service the lighted fountains when needed. The team members are friendly, receptive, and willing to discuss lake maintenance options when signing the contract.

Carol Devine

Lake Committee Chairperson, Alexandria, VA

Recommend Without Hesitation

I have used SOLitude’s services for about five years. They have turned my pond into a very fine little fishery for bass and bluegills. They have also made the pond much more attractive. SOLitude’s consultants check my pond on a regular basis and I have found them all to be knowledgeable, friendly, and very service oriented. For any landowner looking to improve the appearance and the fishing productivity of their pond, I would recommend SOLitude without hesitation.

Edmund Cowart

Private Landowner, New Ulm, TX

Positive Results

My subdivision in College Station, Texas, has two lakes and SOLitude Lake Management took over water and shoreline management six months ago. While we still have occurrences of water weeds, algae, and duckweed, we are getting on top of the problems much quicker. While we are only halfway into our 1st-year contract, these early, positive results are encouraging. We appreciate the service and especially the science SOLitude brings to our relationship.

John Himmel

College Station, TX

Our Lake Is In The Best Condition

Our lake had portions of it that you couldn’t get a kayak through. We used to call SOLitude when we saw a problem, but then it was too late. We entered into an annual contract for them to periodically inspect our lake and treat it accordingly. SOLitude’s employee, Jeff, calls regularly, visits our lake, inspects it, and if needed, treats whatever required -We have not had any major weed or algae problem. Many of our members have commented that the lake is in the best overall condition in a long time. I am very pleased with their constant care of our lake.

Neil Magargal

Private Landowner, Oak Ridge, NJ

Addressed Overgrowth In Canal

We had major overgrowth in our canal leading to lake tarpon. SOLitude came out promptly, assessed the situation, and addressed the problem. We are very happy with their service and have also retained them to maintain our canal on a monthly basis.

Matt Saraswat

Palm Harbor, FL

Pond Is Completely Clear

When SOLitude came to our rescue, our pond was covered in water lettuce. As each month went by, the pond became clearer and clearer until now it is completely clear and I am completely grateful that the beautiful, clear pond that was there when we moved in 36 years ago, is once more. Thanks to Mike and everyone at SOLitude who made this possible!

Debra Krogh

Private Landowner, Pinellas Park, FL

Homeowners Are Happy with Results

SOLitude has been maintaining our community lakes for the past two years and they are now in excellent shape. Before we switched to SOLitude, we had severe problems with algae growth during the summer. They were able to analyze the problem and over a period of about a year get the lakes cleared up. Our homeowners are very happy with the results.

Alan Marlor

Community Committee Member, Osprey, FL

A+ Service

A reliable company that you can trust. A+ service. Keeps our lakes stocked up with fish and algae-free throughout the year.

Julio Trejo

Miami-Dade County, FL

Responsive & Resolved Our Issues

SOLitude has managed our community’s 24 lakes for many years and we are very satisfied with their performance. One of our lakes has been experiencing regular algae blooms and SOLitude’s biologist, Christina, performed a comprehensive lake and water analysis to determine the cause of the problem. Recommendations were presented and the problem was resolved. The SOLitude technician, Maxwell, is in control of managing our littoral plants and is very responsive to resolving identified issues.

Peter Dersley

Estero, FL

You Can Count On SOLitude

Christine and SOLitude are the best lake company I have had the privilege of working with as a Property Manager. I do not have to worry about service, fountains, aerators, littorals, or most importantly weed infestation on lake banks. I have been in the business for over 10 years and if the property is one Christine is in charge of with SOLitude, you can count on them running things very professionally. Absolute 5-star treatment.

Marty Sullivan

Property Manager, Naples, FL

Managed Invasive Plant In 45-Acre Lake

Thomas has been my service tech over the last year helping to manage our 45-acre lake’s problem of dealing with horribly invasive water hyacinths. Thomas is professional, courteous, and knows his profession well. I look forward to continuing to work with him and SOLitude next year and moving forward.

Jeff Mioduszewski

Community Representative, Clearwater, FL

Helped Restore Community Pond

These guys are great. Every time I stop them to ask what they are doing they are very polite and knowledgeable. Before we had them in our community our ponds were loaded with scum. Keep up the good work!

William Smith

Community Member, DE

From Swap to Beautiful, Clear Pond

For about 30 years I watched the encroachment of weeds across my pond, limiting not only our recreational use but our aesthetic appreciation as well. SOLitude Lake Management came in with their hydro-raking harvester and clear it all out! It was the first time I could swim across the entire pond! No swamp, just beautiful water that passers-by slow down to look at.

Dean Jacques

Private Landowner, Chester, CT

Successfully Eradicated Hydrilla

I’ve been battling Hydrilla milfoil for a number of years, without great success. I stumbled across SOLitude Lake Management online and I’m so glad I did! Noel and his team of professionals listened to our problem, gave advice, and developed a management plan for our lake. They applied a very thorough milfoil-specific treatment and now, all of the visible weed is eradicated! I wish I would’ve found this company years ago! I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a team to help with any lake weed issues.

Shawn Ridgley

Private Landowner, Grand Junction, CO

Recommendations Are Thoughtful & Achievable

Erin and the rest of the SOLitude crew do a fantastic job monitoring water quality and algae growth. Erin used environmentally friendly products to control both the algae and maintain water quality with great success. Site visits are as promised and reports are clear and concise and recommendations are always thoughtful and achievable. We appreciate the effort by Erin and the other SOLitude staff that support our effort.

Terrence Larson

Colorado

I Suggest You Call SOLitude

SOLitude was very professional and understood the budget constraints that we have at our community center and lake. They proposed properly sized solutions to help us solve the algae problems in our lake. The staff was great to work with – I suggest you call them.

Chris Jorgensen

Colorado Springs, CO

Our Fishery Is In It’s Best Condition Ever

Thank you to SOLitude for all your help at our Fishing Club. Our hydrilla problem is practically non-existent now. The fish survey you completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program you developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been! Your presentation to our stockholders at our annual meeting was extremely well received. We are getting ready to enhance our fish attractors as suggested. We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that you are available to talk with us when we have questions. We look forward to continuing our association with SOLitude.

John McCracken

Fishing Club President, West Point, VA

February 23, 2015

A Huge Improvement with SOLitude

I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the results of the algae treatment. We noticed a huge improvement very quickly, and at this point, the pond looks really, really great. Also, the fish are thriving – some of the bass are over a foot, and the Bluegills have also gotten big. We are just thrilled. Thank you so much for your responsiveness.

Gwen Goodkin

Private Landowner, Charlottesville, VA

June 16, 2015

From an Eyesore to Thriving Ecosystem

In one season, SOLitude Lake Management turned the two lakes on my Virginia property from dead, weed-infested, eyesores into thriving, fish-filled, ecosystems – and they have maintained them as such ever since!

Angus Yates

Private Landowner, Middleburg, VA

September 17, 2015

Pleased with the Quality of Service

We’ve been working with SOLitude Lake Management since 2009 when an aggressive aquatic weed was becoming a problem and taking over our pond. The staff of SOLitude Lake Management identified the weed and treated the pond promptly with much success. Since that time, our ponds have been monitored monthly by their competent staff and precautions have been taken so that the pond weeds do not get out of control. We are pleased with the quality of service and their effort to work with us towards an organic approach to keeping our ponds healthy.

Marcie Weigelt

Hockessin, DE

Thank You from Camp Holiday Trails

Thank you for coordinating the restoration effort for our pond and donating labor for the aerator installation and watermeal treatment. This will ensure that hundreds of kids with special medical needs, and those who have the honor, joy, and inspiration of working with them, will benefit from the Camp Holiday Trails experience this year!

Tina LaRoche

Charlottesville, VA

Top Notch Service

When one of our stormwater BMPs was overtaken by phragmites, we called SOLitude for treatment. From the bidding process to the follow-up, the service we received was top-notch. A year later, the Phragmites have still not returned. Considering how invasive this species is, this is quite an accomplishment!

Leah Aguilar

Operations Superintendent, York County, VA

Got Ponds Back Into Shape

We have 5 water features on the property and before SOLitude Lake Management came, our ponds were full of algae and aquatic weeds, looking very unhealthy. In the past 7 years, SOLitude has cleaned out our ponds and got them back into shape making them look like amazing water features as they should be.

Aaron Tenley

Supervisor, Leisure World of Maryland, Silver Spring, MD

Taken A Huge Burden Off My Shoulders

We used to struggle with many different issues on holes 15, 16, and 17 at our Country Club. It was not uncommon for us to see algae blooms appear out of nowhere along one of the most important focal points of the course. Since SOLitude Lake Management has been taking care of the pond for us, we have had very few issues with the aesthetic qualities of our pond. SOLitude has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders and now I don’t even have to worry about the appearance of our pond

Keith Wood

Golf Superintendent, Greensboro, NC

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