Ponder These Thoughts: Summer Management Tips

July 23rd, 2009

Back_Bay_VA_Marc_cIf you own a pond on your home or business property, it’s important to be prepared for the hot summer months. With this in mind, it is recommend you consider the following tips as you enjoy the summer months on your lake or pond:

  1. Summer is not the only time our ponds need help. Although issues seem to “surface” in the warmer months, a year-round pond management plan is the best thing to ensure a healthy pond all year long.
  2. Mosquitoes can ruin summer fun. Stocking your pond with minnows or other fish is a great natural pond mosquito control method. This along with larvicides and proper aeration can eliminate a potentially big problem.
  3. If you live on a lake bank, remember to respect the natural buffer around the lake and never mow all the way to the water. Also, be sure to keep clippings and other debris out of the water as this adds nutrients and spurs pond algae growth.
  4. Summer is the perfect time to think about aeration. The warmer water temperatures can cause changes to the health of your pond. Keep the cooler water on the bottom constantly circulating and increase oxygen to the aquatic life by adding an effective and cost-efficient pond aeration system.

If you don’t already have one for your pond, a good aeration system will help maintain your pond and keep it clean and attractive throughout the year. Research area lake management businesses to determine which one can assist you in maintaining your property with environmentally friendly products.

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