Ponder These Thoughts – Management Tips for Winter

January 22nd, 2013

Winter_scenicSOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your pond is prepared for 2013.

With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months:

• Evaluate your pond and determine if you need to add aeration to meet your pond management goals and objectives for 2013

• If you have not been maintaining the vegetative buffer along the shoreline and the sloped areas adjacent to your pond, schedule thinning of the vegetation in these areas

• Failure of your stormwater pond is never an option. Schedule a structural inspection to ensure your pond is functioning properly

• Review your lake/pond budget and Replacement Reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and when you will have a need for dredging. If bathymetry or dredging is needed, schedule early!

• Consult with a Fisheries Biologist to determine a plan to properly stock your pond with fish this spring

• Most importantly, implement an annual pond maintenance program

Contact SOLitude Lake Management to schedule an appointment with one of our experts!

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