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Stormwater Ponds – The Homeowner’s Role

As homeowners, you play an important role in the overall health and function of the stormwater ponds in your community. While many homeowners purchased “lake front” property, the reality is that these are stormwater ponds which have a purpose. Here we will discuss what a stormwater pond is, its purpose and what your role is […]

Types of Algae in Ponds

Ponds can host various types of algae, which are often categorized based on their color and growth characteristics. Some common types of algae found in ponds include: Green Algae (Chlorophyta): Green algae are among the most common types found in ponds. They can appear as single-celled organisms or form colonies and can be free-floating or […]

Fish Kills – Why did the fish in my lake die?

Determining the exact cause of fish mortality in a pond can be challenging without detailed information and on-site investigation. There are several potential reasons why fish in a pond might die. Some of the common causes include: Oxygen Depletion: Low oxygen levels are the most common cause of fish kills in ponds. Fish require oxygen […]

Are triploid grass carp beneficial for my lake?

Triploid grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are often introduced to lakes and ponds as a method of biological control for aquatic vegetation. These fish are sterile, meaning they cannot reproduce, as they have an extra set of chromosomes (triploid) compared to their diploid counterparts. This sterility is essential because it prevents the grass carp from establishing […]

The Littoral Shelf – Best Management Practices

Having aquatic plants on the littoral shelf, which is the shallow water area near the shoreline of a body of water, provides numerous benefits to both the ecosystem and surrounding environment. Here are some of the key advantages: Erosion control: Aquatic plants, especially those with extensive root systems, help stabilize the shoreline by binding the […]

Benefits of Adding Bacteria in Ponds

Ponds are a beautiful addition to any landscape, but they can also be a lot of work to maintain. Algae growth, murky water, and unpleasant odors can all be common problems associated with ponds. However, one solution to these problems that many pond owners may not be aware of is adding beneficial bacteria to their […]

Managing Lakes and Pond with Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Solutions

When it comes to maintaining the natural beauty of your lake or pond, natural solutions are often the best approach. There are many eco-friendly lake management services that make it easy to prevent and control nuisance vegetation and pests so that the water stays clear, healthy, and attractive. These sustainable strategies are not only environmentally […]

Understanding Pond Bacteria and Enzymes

Bacteria have a bad reputation, but they play an important role in maintaining the health and beauty of a pond. Likewise, enzymes are essential for keeping ponds in balance. Read on to learn more about these natural organisms’ roles in helping your body of water look its best—and how your property can benefit from bacteria […]

Florida Pond Maintenance Tips: Natural Weed Control

Summer is a prosperous season for aquatic weeds, which can cause headaches for anyone trying to keep their lake or pond a beautiful, blue hue. Here at The Lake Doctors, Inc., we recommend following these weed control tips for easier pond maintenance in Florida.   Plant Trees Around Your Water Body Weeds need warm temperatures, […]

The Benefits of Fountains and Aeration Systems

Water features add a lot to your property, and beyond their sheer attractiveness, there are many other benefits to having fountains and aeration systems. The Lake Doctors, Inc. specializes in pond maintenance in Florida and will use this blog post to discuss those benefits.   The very first thing we want to point out is […]