The Lake Doctors recently had the pleasure of working with the Homeowner’s Association of Kelly Plantation in the Florida Panhandle. Kelly Plantation sought the expertise of our aquatic weed management services because they were having issues with a bad blue and green algae bloom that was a consistent problem. Our specialists utilized our Greener Solutions program specifically with the application of bacteria and enzymes to conduct a 90 trial to help alleviate the concern. Our team decided to perform applications for 90 days because although it wouldn’t allow enough time to get the pond back to a perfect condition, it would allow enough time to ensure our efforts were working effectively.
We began the process on May 7, 2018, and treated every 15 days for three months, ending the trial on July 20, 2018. We utilized our emergency aerator which resembles a cone shape. Our aerator was critical to our plan, as the products we were using were all natural and more productive in very high dissolved oxygen and water movement. Our aerators offer waterways a nice aesthetic while enhancing dissolved oxygen and water movement within the lakes.
We are pleased to have had the chance to work with Kelly Plantation to restore their lakes and ponds. If you are interested in learning more about our aquatic services, contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253.
When it comes to your waterways, the specialists at The Lake Doctors strive to educate our clients on harmful, invasive species to help protect their lakes and ponds. There are many species of aquatic plants that can inhabit your lakes, and not all plants are considered harmful or undesirable. It’s important to know the different types of plants in order to identify them so our specialists can control or remove them promptly.
Algae are a common plant that resides in lakes and ponds that can be considered single-celled or multi-celled. Planktonic algae are composed of single cells or small colonies and are often found free-floating in the water column. This type of algae is often green, brown, and sometimes red. Filamentous algae are multicellular algae that have end-to-end cells that form long threads. Macrophytic algae are often much larger and multi-branched.
There are many different types of algae that are important to know and identify. Below we list some common species of algae.
If you believe you have algae in your lakes and ponds, we encourage you to reach out to our aquatic specialists for our comprehensive pond algae identification services. Contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to schedule your free aquatic survey.
pond algae identificationAt The Lake Doctors, we strive to help our clients understand everything they need to know regarding their waterways and lakes. Our aquatic plant and pond algae identification services allow property owners to be aware of the plant species that are considered desirable and undesirable. While they are four broad general plant categories including submersed, floating, emergent, and algae, we want to focus on emergent plants.
Emergent plants are also known as shoreline and wetland plants. This species of plants receive most or all of their vegetation above water surface or on the shoreline. You will often see emergent plants in shallow areas and along the banks in your lakes, ponds, rivers, and ditches. Many emergent plants are not considered fully aquatic since they do not need water for survival. Emergent plants can live for long periods of time being submerged in water or water-logged soils.
Emergent Plant Examples:
- Elephant Ear
- Lizard’s Tail
- Tape Grass
- Alligator weed
- Water Primrose
- Bog Moss
There are many more emergent plant species that are not listed above. If you are interested in learning what kind of plant species fill your waterways, we encourage you to pursue our pond algae identification services. Contact our company today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our services.