Get Rid of Undesirable Pond Weeds and Blue Green Algae
Invasive pond weed and blue green algae has a big impact on the beauty and ecological balance of your lake or pond. Pond algae control and lake weed control is particularly important to the health and quality of any aquatic ecosystem. And at SOLitude Lake Management, we know how to get rid of pond algae and implement sustainable aquatic weed control.
The Importance of Identifying Algae and Aquatic Weeds
Invasive pond algae and aquatic weeds are not only unsightly, but can sometimes be a danger to aquatic life and humans depending on the species. They can cause many water quality problems and be a detriment to aquatic ecosystems, while also hiding a lake’s true beauty. Properly identifying the specific algae (such as green sting algae) or aquatic weeds (like phragmites) growing in your pond is an important factor in achieving the desired result.
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Phytoplankton, better known as algae, are present in all lakes and ponds. Filamentous and planktonic algae are the two basic types of algae found in lakes and ponds. Filamentous algae is long, stringy and slimy and grows in large mats or patches. Patches of filamentous algae are often bright green with shades of brown mixed in. Planktonic algae is usually light green, but sometimes there are blooms of red planktonic algae.
While more than 30,000 species of algae are known to exist, we generally only become aware of it when it reaches nuisance levels that negatively impact aesthetics, recreation, water quality and ecological balance. Pond algae can appear in many forms and colors, and thrive on excess nutrients in the water and requires sunlight for growth. From dangerous blue green algae to string algae and planktonic algae, SOLitude will help you identify the problem and control it.
People often ask us how to remove algae from ponds. At SOLitude, we utilize a variety of EPA-registered aquatic herbicides and pond algae treatments to control blooms, but proactive management is the best way to ensure long term aquatic weed control.
Undesirable algae blooms can be an indication of excess nutrient loading, low dissolved oxygen levels or other water quality imbalances. It’s important to consult with an aquatic management professional to properly identify the source of your pond algae and design a custom management plan using the following solutions:
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Managing Harmful Algal Blooms and Blue-Green Algae
HABs can occur naturally, but have been a problem for decades due to the negative environmental impacts associated with mass urban development and pollution. In recent years, private research and greater public awareness around the subject of HABs have brought nationwide attention to dangerous cyanobacteria blooms plaguing some of the largest lakes in the country.
In addition to interfering with recreation, cyanobacteria can threaten agriculture and drinking water resources, supporting the current evidence that exposure to cyanotoxins may lead to the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The blue green algae capable of producing the dangerous toxin can be found in almost any waterbody, even those as small as a stormwater pond or ditch.
Cyanobacteria control and prevention is important because although blooms often begin as small areas, they can grow rapidly if untreated.
Nuisance Aquatic Weed Control
Some aquatic plants may simply be a nuisance, whether they are limiting access to water for recreational use or become an eyesore in your lake or pond. SOLitude is experienced to implement management plans to control nuisance pond weeds that have taken over your waterbody.
Once the aquatic ecosystem is restored to balance, it’s important to implement proactive annual management strategies to restore beauty and balance to your pond.
Invasive Aquatic Weed Control
Invasive plants are species that were introduced to an area that is outside of their natural range. Once established, these aquatic weeds tend to dominate the area, out-competing native species and, in some cases, destroy the overall ecosystem by eliminating all native plants and making the area useless to the animal life that once called these areas home.
Invasive aquatic weeds are typically characterized as adaptable and aggressive, with a very high reproductive rate. Their aggressive nature when combined with a general lack of natural enemies or predators often leads to major outbreaks that can dominate quickly and be very hard to control. It’s important to detect invasive species as soon as possible, and to implement a management plan to control them.
An annual management plan will reduce the chances of your aquatic resources from experiencing a serious pond algae or aquatic weed problem.
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