Category: Aquatic Controls

Keeping up with landscaping and weed control on commercial properties is a full-time job. Not only does an expert need to keep plants and trees in perfectly trimmed condition, but the underlying irrigation and drainage systems need to be kept in top shape to ensure that the entire landscaping design does not suffer. That’s why Coastal Spray was established in 1980, to provide safe, environmentally friendly and high-quality commercial vegetation control and landscaping…

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Duckweed plants can be a nuisance if you have water on your property. A seed-bearing plant, duckweed tends to grow in colonies and in calm water. And it is very aggressive; it can easily take over an entire pond. Additionally, duckweed colonies often cover the whole surface of a body of water, cutting off oxygen to the water below and making it hard for animals like fish to survive. If you…

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Vegetation is essential for a healthy aquatic habitat, but too much of the wrong kind of vegetation has adverse effects on that environment. In order to maintain the balance that enhances habitat quality, vegetation control programs should target nuisance plants and avoid harming desirable ones. Herbicides are safe solutions for selective removal of vegetation, as long as they’re applied correctly and regulations are followed. Aquatic Vegetation Even underwater plants produce oxygen during…

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Floods are on the increase as a consequence of global warming but also because of poorly maintained waterways. Water damage to homes and businesses can be devastating as a result of flooding. However, there are solutions that minimize the risk of floods from rivers and waterways which are easy to implement and can set in place a maintenance program. Read on for just a few practical ideas on ways to avoid a…

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The efficiency and capacity of irrigation ditches and systems; holding and settling ponds; stocked ponds and lakes; open tanks; streams, creeks and slow-moving or meandering rivers can be severely affected by aquatic vegetation and algae. In particular, non-native and/or invasive species, aquatic plants and algae can destroy a habitat, reduce holding and flow capacity, de-aerate water, raise water temperature, and affect water quality. Aquatic plants and algae can also destroy…

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