June 19, 2015
We have a new website, AquaticPlantId.com, that provides detailed information on aquatic weed types and is a great tool for helping customers correctly identify the aquatic plants in their lake or pond. The aquatic plant key will help remove the frustration of identifying and managing aquatic vegetation.
Once a category is determined, one can further identify the type of plant that is inhabiting a pond or lake. A series of questions will be asked about plant characteristics and then pictures will be shown to correctly identify the aquatic plant. Each plant is accompanied with a photo, scientific name, and a description.
“We are extremely excited about our new Aquatic Plant Id website,” says Mary Jo Furman, Product Sales Supervisor of Lake Restoration. “We are passionate about ensuring our customers are able to enjoy their pond or lake shore to the fullest. To accomplish this they need to be able to identify any unsightly aquatic weeds. Once weeds are identified, our weed control product will help eliminate and enhance their pond or lake views, all of this greatly improves their recreational use.”
Rely on the expertise of Lake Restoration for aquatic plant control. If you would like more information about aquatic plants or identifying aquatic vegetation, please visit AquaticPlantId.com, give us a call #1-877-428-8898 or email us at LRMail@LakeRestoration.com.
June 10, 2015
Protect your pond from unwanted aquatic plants like Duckweed, Watermeal and Algae with Lake Restoration’s PONDRestore® kits.
Aquatic plants are a necessary component to a pond. However, too many aquatic plants can be aesthetically displeasing or even limit recreational use of the water. Here is a prime example of how aquatic plants get into your beautiful, weed free farm pond. This little turtle is out for a walk, probably making its way from one pond and heading to the next. This little guy is covered in duckweed and watermeal. Once this turtle enters the new pond, this pond will now be infected with both Duckweed and Watermeal.
Duckweed and Watermeal are very small floating green plants that can reproduce very rapidly if not treated. Duckweed is often mistaken for algae. It may have a tiny ‘roots’ extending from the underside of the plant. Watermeal is the smallest of the flowering plants and generally very difficult to control. It often coexists with duckweed. Watermeal shows no visible roots and often look like green corn meal.
Many ways that floating plants get into your pond would be through other pond wildlife, roaming animals or waterfowl. Submerged plants can also get into your pond the same way or be washed into the pond. If you have a lot of run off from fertilizers, this can also cause an imbalance of phosphorus and other nutrient levels. Also, if you have rotting vegetation in the pond this will increase the nutrient levels in the pond.
Like Algae, Watermeal and Duckweed thrive in nutrient rich waters. If you have either of these aquatic plants in your pond, we recommend using the PONDRestore® Kit, with the herbicide Fluridone or the PONDRestore® Watermeal kit that has the herbicide Clipper. Both kits contain Mizzen® Algaecide for treating a wide variety of algae, Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye, and a nutrient reducer SparKlear®. By using Lake Restoration’s complete pond kit, you will get rid of the unwanted aquatic plants and your pond will find balance.