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Many people work long hours just so they can live in a place with a pond, lake or another waterway nearby. Unfortunately, pests and invasive species enjoy waterways just as much as we do, and if you’re not careful, they can destroy your serene aqua environment. In some instances, chemical controls are the only effective way to rid a waterway of invasive species, and if you’re wondering whether chemical controls…

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Balanced aquatic ecosystems have suffered from human activity throughout history, creating conditions that turn picturesque bodies of water into diseased lakes, ponds and rivers. Typically, the problem begins with the introduction of chemicals or plants foreign to the local ecosystem. Altering the floral or chemical profile of a body of water may spark a critical change, causing algae blooms or poisoning healthy plants that help maintain aquatic balance. Protecting bodies…

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The equilibrium of any aquatic environment is fragile and easily threatened by aquatic pests and harmful native and non-native invasive species. Whether it’s a stream, a lake, a bayou, a pond, or a river, many aquatic environments require active management to maintain the health of the ecosystem. Understanding the problems that harmful invasive species can cause as well as the solutions for dealing with them will make for natural water…

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Can you not see the pond for the water? If the ponds and other waterways on your business or public property are infested with unwanted vegetation, learn how you can eliminate it and prevent future growth so you can enjoy your grounds again. Vegetation: Friend or Foe? When you include ponds and waterways in your landscaping, or leave them there if they were there when you bought the property, it’s…

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The challenges to property and vegetation managers can often seem endless. Unwanted trees certainly add to the headaches when not treated properly. Tree limbs can affect power lines, roadside access, right-of-way, safety, and visibility. Of course, untrimmed trees may also be a sore sight decreasing the overall value of a business or location. Routine maintenance is important and chemical side trimming may be an option for you. If you have…

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