Pond & Lake Algae/Plant Control
Often Lakes & Ponds in the Nassau & Suffolk County, New York area require regular maintenance to fully function as intended and to prevent more costly repairs and retrofitting in the future. We regularly inspect these ponds & Lakes and maintain them to keep them clean and healthy all season long.
Routine maintenance of ponds & lakes in our area usually requires management of vegetation (terrestrial and aquatic), evaluation of erosion control measures, accumulated sediment removal, clearing of drainage mechanisms, and removal of debris and trash. are over-crowded with shore vegetation, algae, submerged or floating vegetation.
The best way to reduce aquatic plants and algae is to reduce the nutrient load by using pond aeration or a lake bed aeration system.
A secondary approach is the use of aquatic herbicides. Hurried or unplanned use of herbicide can flip a pond by depleting the pond’s oxygen all at once. Large amounts of dead plants create too much demand on the pond’s oxygen supply as they decompose, resulting in a fish kill. Unsupervised herbicide use can be illegal and heavy fines may result.
Aquatic Vegetation and Algae Problems:
Eutrophication: Ponds that receive nutrients faster than can be digested are considered eutrophic waters. Some ponds are built in a nutrient rich area or receive great amounts of leaf litter and fertilizer like golf course ponds and Homeowner Association ponds. The pond’s digestion is limited by oxygen and microbes. We install aeration systems and apply bacterial amendments to help this situation.
We Service all of the Suffolk & Nassau County(North & South Fork) areas of Eastern Long Island...
Areas that we service include:
Greenport, Southold, Peconic, Cutchogue, Mattituck, Jamesport, Riverhead, Aquebogue, Baiting Hollow, Shoreham, Rocky Point, Manorville, Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Port Jefferson, Stonybrook, Setauket, Lake Grove, Old Field, Ronkonkoma, Holtsville, Holbrook, Patchogue, Brookhaven, Sayville, Poquott, Smithtown, Nesconset, Hauppauge, Northport, West Hampton, Southampton.