Posts made in March 2018

Aquascaping 101

aquatic weed managementImprove the overall aesthetic of your lake or pond with our comprehensive aquascaping. Aquascaping is the practice of strategically planting the appropriate plants to improve the overall quality of your waterway. Aquascaping can be utilized to improve the environmental mitigation of your lake or pond by planting plants that enhance the quality of life for the fish and wildlife.  Freshwater plants can help stabilize the soil by absorbing nutrients and providing sufficient cover.

We understand that every lake and pond is different due to the soil and environment, which is why we create custom solutions for your aquascape and mitigation program. Our aquascaping is a significant investment to help improve the overall quality of your waterways and to help prevent any future issues. We can transplant and nurture a wide variety of freshwater plants to use for your aquascaping that include pickerelweed, arrowhead, water lily, cypress, wild canna, rushes, chara, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about our aquascaping or our other services, such as our aquatic weed management, contact our company today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule you’re a free aquatic survey.

Benefits of Pond and Lake Aeration

pond aerators and fountainsIf your place of business has a pond, lake, or fountain on its grounds, you need to make sure you keep the water in good condition by regularly aerating it. Pond aerators and fountains increase the dissolved oxygen content of the water, which in turn provides a number of benefits including:

  • Increase Habitat: Plant and animal life thrive due to increased oxygen in water
  • Destratification: Water circulates to maintain a relatively even temperature at all lake or pond depths
  • Water Quality: Better oxygen levels prevent plants underwater from releasing harmful gases that inhibit plant growth and wildlife

Improve Lake Appearance with a Fountain

One way to effectively aerate a pond or small lake is to include a fountain in the center. The fountain draws water from the lake or pond into an artful and attractive fountain above the water’s surface, and as the water falls back into the pond, it circulates and aerates the rest of the water. This is an easy and effective way to keep your pond or lake water healthy and clean. If you’re considering adding pond aerators and fountains to your property, make sure you discuss your needs with our skilled and knowledgeable professionals.

Contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253 with any questions you may have regarding our products and services.

Our Customers

lake and pond managementWhen it comes to the success of our company, we fully understand we wouldn’t be anywhere without the support of our customers. At The Lake Doctors, we strive to provide superior lake and pond management services to best serve our clients and their properties. Our water treatments help residential and commercial clients receive the most out of their waterways. Take a look below to learn more about some of the customers that we serve.

  • Homeowner’s Association (HOA)

Ensure your residential waterway is aesthetically pleasing and functional with help from our lake management. We will provide services that will keep your lakes clean and healthy.

  • Golf Courses

Keep your golf courses looking great when you trust in our aquatic management solutions. We design unique solutions that are best for your course that focuses on enhancing the overall beauty of your ponds that will overall complement your greens. We provide services that eliminate any invasive species, such as algae, that commonly negatively impact lakes and ponds. We always utilize environmentally friendly techniques to ensure your course is safe.

  • Private Pond Owners

Whether you desire fish stocking or the eliminating of algae, our water management company can provide a wide range of services to ensure your lakes are healthy and clean.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, contact our company today at 1 (800) 666-5253.

Lake and Pond Management to Keep Your Water Healthy

lake and pond managementIf your business has a lake or pond on its grounds, chances are you understand how important it is to maintain the appearance of the lake or pond in order to keep your customers returning. Whether you have a small decorative pond or a lake that your visitors often use for recreation, keeping a large body of water clean and healthy can be difficult to handle in addition to all your other tasks. By leaving your lake and pond management to a professional, you can spend more time running your business without having to worry about what’s growing in your pond.

Regular Lake and Pond Management and Cleaning

Depending on the size of your body of water and where it’s located, there are a number of tasks that should be completed on a regular basis to keep your water clean, free of bad odors, and acceptable to your customers or guests. Our professional lake and pond management company will perform a number of tasks throughout the year to ensure your pond is healthy and free of odors, mosquitoes, and weeds. Work with our qualified company that will perform tasks such as:

  • Water Inspections and Treatments
  • Fish Stocking for Insect and Weed Control
  • Protecting Surrounding Ecosystem
  • Invasive Species Management and Prevention
  • Algae and Weed Control
  • Aeration and Fountain Management

Contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our services or to schedule your next appointment.

Fountain Maintenance and Repair

aeration pumps for lakesAt The Lake Doctors, we offer our clients a wide selection of fountains, aeration pumps for lakes, bottom-diffuser aeration systems, and more. When it comes to our products and our clients, we strive to deliver only the best to ensure they receive years of trouble-free service. When you purchase a fountain or aerator from our company, you can expect delivery, installation, repair programs, warranties, and recommendations for local electricians for your electrical requirements. Proper maintenance and repair are vital to preserving your overall investment.  Below we discuss what is included in our quarterly program.

  • We provide extensive cleanings of your fountains and aerators to help maintain its beauty and functionality. We clean the exterior of the pump intake screens and fountain floats, we adjust and clean nozzles and jets, and we clean the necessary light lens.
  • We adjust all time clocks and controls to ensure they are accurate and working properly.
  • Our quarterly program includes lamp replacement labor during any regularly scheduled visit.
  • We can reposition your fountain in the lake or pond if needed.
  • We also offer our valued customers discounts on any needed parts or repairs.

Contact our company today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our fountain and aerator services and repairs.

Enjoy the Outdoors with Mosquito Prevention

mosquito pond treatmentNothing’s better than sitting outside by the lake watching the sun set after a nice meal or a day of golf. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are a huge problem whenever there is standing water nearby. By scheduling mosquito pond treatment with our skilled professionals, you can provide a beautiful and comfortable outdoor area for your guests to enjoy without having to deal with the hassle of mosquitos and other pests. In addition to improving the general atmosphere and comfort of an outdoor area, proper mosquito prevention also ensures a safe environment free from disease-carrying mosquitoes and gnats.

What Kinds of Natural Mosquito Control Methods Are There?

While many people and companies may rely entirely on chemicals to control their mosquito and gnat populations, there are a number of safe and natural alternatives that don’t risk the health of your guests or the surrounding ecosystem. In addition to remedies like citronella and lemongrass plants, many mosquito prevention experts recommend stocking your water features with fish that consume mosquitoes and their larvae. These fish, the most common of which is called the Gambusia, can also help stimulate the growth of other aquatic wildlife like bass.

If you are interested in learning more about our services or you would like receive a free aquatic survey, contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253.