Every pond and lake will have to deal with algae or weed growth at some point in time, but treatment options will vary depending on the type of plant, size of treatment area, and what the pond and lake is used for and location.
Successful weed control starts with proper identification by one of our experienced aquatic applicators.
Types of Treatments
There are two types of treatment used by pond and lake owners to control algae and weeds: Chemical and Mechanical.
Algaecides and herbicides are commonly used and sometimes the best option to regain control.
Pond and lake skimmers and rakes with floats are best to rake or skim off floating weeds and algae from the surface of the water.
We are happy to announce the addition of the Gator Lake Rake to our equipment list. Some of our customers have witnessed our experimental trials utilizing the Gator Lake Rake to remove excessive algae mats and floating weed detritus. In the past the typical protocol has been to allow the dead, dying weed material to float on the lake decay and sink.
We now have the capability to rake or sweep these floating mats to the shoreline. We deposit the material along the bank for draining. This removes the excessive minerals, and nutrients that are part of the composition of the algae and weeds. It’s very typical for our aquatic weed and algae treatments to cause the target plants to float.
Give us a call at 386-767-4928 or fill out our contact form and one of our lake and pond management service specialists will assess the situation and recommend the type of treatment that is right for your pond or lake.
The more mature your pond or lake, the more you have to deal with aquatic weeds. They are not only annoying but they can choke the life out of the delicate ecosystem if action is not taken. From submerged weeds to shoreline weeds, the “The Lake Guys” of Clear Waters Inc. of Florida have the basics covered to get your pond and lake back on track.