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Phragmites Removal Will Diversify Your Shoreline and the Ecosystem

August 15, 2013

There has been considerable debate about whether Phragmites are native to North America or if they should be considered an invasive species.  Until recently they were thought to be a non-native invasive species.  Regardless of their classification, experts agree that the dense mats these emergent plants form provide little to no value to wildlife and can reduce an area’s diversity of both plants and wildlife species if they become dominant.  Their conclusion is that Phragmites removal is recommended to ensure an area’s diversity of native plant and wildlife. More...

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Pond Winterizing: Pond Preparation for Fall and Winter

September 17, 2012

It is a great idea to begin winterizing your pond once the fall weather comes and the pond’s water temperature begins to approach 60 degrees Fahrenheit.More...

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Backyard Pond Care and Management - The Essentials

March 16, 2011

Backyard ponds can be a great source of beauty and enjoyment for many homeowners. Having a pond in your backyard often adds a feeling of tranquility to your property. However, ponds can quickly fall into poor health and degradation if not maintained. Proper backyard pond care and management requires a commitment from a well-informed pond owner. There are many pond weed control kits that can help keep your pond healthy and looking great. More...

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Lake Shore Management - The Essentials

September 19, 2010

One common problem among all lake shore owners is that of weed management. Not only can the aquatic weeds clog up and potentially damage a boat’s motor, but quite frequently they are an unpleasant sight and a nuisance in any swimming area. Also, the build-up of algae (ie "pond scum") can lead to a foul smelling environment and render a swimming area unusable. Some lake weeds can even create very dense mats on the surface of a lake that boating through them becomes impossible. More...

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