Aquatics 101

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How Do You Get Rid of Cyanobacteria in a Lake?

How Do You Get Rid of Cyanobacteria in a Lake?

When most people hear the word “algae,” they imagine a dark green, murky pool of water. However, algae can vary greatly in appearance. One particular type of algae, cyanobacteria, often looks as if paint or pea soup was dumped into the water. This deceptive appearance...

The Science Behind Aquatic Planting

The Science Behind Aquatic Planting

Take a stroll by a local pond or lake, and you'll likely encounter a variety of plants thriving both in and around the water. Nature has a way of populating bodies of water with a diverse range of plants. Some, like water lilies and cattails, add beauty and provide...

The Best Natural Algae Control Methods

The Best Natural Algae Control Methods

Algae growth is a common problem for many pond owners. While a natural part of aquatic ecosystems, it can rapidly overgrow when conditions are right and adversely affect your pond's health and aesthetics. When excessive algae blooms occur, your pond water may turn...

Common Types of Algae

Common Types of Algae

When you own a pond or a lake, algae inevitably becomes a part of the aquatic ecosystem. These microscopic organisms are not inherently harmful. In fact, algae are unicellular or multicellular forms of life that play an integral role in food chains and nutrient...

How Turtles Affect Your Pond

How Turtles Affect Your Pond

We've all experienced the thrill of spotting a turtle basking on a log in their natural habitats — their outstretched necks and splayed feet are sure to bring a smile to your face, whether you're a young child or an adult. But if you're a proud pond owner, the sight...

Types of Aquatic Plants for Ponds

Types of Aquatic Plants for Ponds

As spring unfolds and summer approaches, lush green foliage emerges, and colorful flowers bloom, transforming ponds into captivating ecosystems. While aquatic plants offer a multitude of benefits, overgrowth or the introduction of non-native species can disrupt the...

How to Control Erosion in Lakes & Ponds

How to Control Erosion in Lakes & Ponds

Have you noticed that your pond or lake’s shoreline has begun to recede? Whether natural or man-made, lakes and ponds are susceptible to erosion, and property owners must take preventative measures to protect their properties from this issue. Erosion gradually wears...