Wetland Algae Control & Management

Aerial view of wetland algae.

Algae or alga (singular) is a catch-all casual term to describe a broad and diverse range of organisms that are not all necessarily closely related. For example, some algae in freshwater  lakes and wetland ponds can be a cyanobacteria in which some strains of are toxic and others aren’t. Oddly enough, although sometimes referred to […]

WATER FEATURE MANAGEMENT FOR CORPORATE COMPLEXES & CAMPUSES

A modern living room with a STORMWATER RETENTION BASIN as a water feature.

Bodies of water on corporate campuses and workplaces often play a functional and aesthetic role that acts as a focal point that is impressive while also serving the purpose of a storm water management facility. The storm water facilities are used for containing water during rains and decreasing flooding to the property, to filter organic […]

VISITING AZ? CHECKOUT THESE BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAKES

A breathtaking canyon waterfall.

The Most Beautiful Lakes In Arizona Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States and has become a haven for nature lovers featuring absolutely stunning rivers, deserts, flatlands and mountains. The state offers an extreme diversity in terrain that both beautiful scenery. Arizona is home to a number of Indian reservations, bustling […]

WHERE TO FIND THE BEST POND PLANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY?

A pink lotus flower imbedded in an organic pond.

Own a pond, lake or fountain in Orange County, California? Most likely your water feature is either a natural water garden of some sort (with koi fish and all) or a chemically treated water feature which will not have any living organisms. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to convert your chemically treated pond or fountain if […]

ORGANIC WAYS TO KEEP YOUR POND FREE FROM ALGAE

A close up of seaweed on a rock.

Naturally Organic Ways To Keep Your Pond Free From Algae Algae are aquatic microorganisms that are naturally attracted to water sources, and especially standing water. It is, for this reason, you will see algae growing in or ontop your koi pond among other damp places. Like probiotics, algae are only useful (in the pond) in small populations, […]

DECORATIVE POND VS FISH POND, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Laguna Pond & Waterfall Construction: Koi fish swimming.

3 Common Types Of Aquatic Systems There are three major kinds of aquatics systems, which are defined broadly as “closed,” “semi-open,” and “open.” An open system involves  water incoming from a certain source (e.g., city water, well water, or surface water) that flows through the culture facility once, and then is discharged into the ocean, […]

SHOULD I ADD AN AERATOR FOUNTAIN TO MY LAKE OR POND?

A blue fountain spraying water in a pond with an aerator.

The Purpose And Methods Of Lake Aeration Lakes are water bodies surrounded by land that enhances the beauty of nature. They are home to many marine creatures and serve as excellent fishing spots for anglers. Many local lakes store the water poured down during rain, and collect residues after storms, including homeowner associations, golf courses, and […]

PESTICIDE-FREE LAKE MANAGEMENT METHODS

A lake with grass and trees in the background utilizing pesticide-free management methods.

Pesticide-Free Lake Management Solutions You must have a well-prepared lake management plan for proper pond and lake restoration. If that is not your starting point, all you are doing is guessing when it comes to which solution can best solve your problem. Sustainable, successful pond and lake management requires identifying and fixing the eutrophication cause instead of […]

GOT POND & LAKE WEED? HERE’S A QUICK POND PLANT GUIDE

A purple flower amongst a field of wildflowers.

Maintaining control over pond weeds can be a challenging task.  The first step to finding a suitable solution is the correct identification of the specific weed.  The majority of ponds have separate types of plants and you do not want to begin the incorrect treatment for these weeds.  Some pond plants are not merely weeds but are […]