Have weeds stolen your pond from you? Trophy Pond is a certified commercial applicator for aquatic herbicides, specializing in pond weed control and removal, and can give you back your lake or pond, safely and professionally. Now serving Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Many pond management companies treat all ponds alike when it comes to weed control; but as you might surmise from the previous paragraph, ponds for which fishing is a priority are a world apart from ponds for which fishing is not a consideration. Many methods of pond weed control that are commonly employed by a large number of pond management companies will have devastating consequences for the fish in the pond. You won’t necessarily see hundreds or thousands of dead fish on the surface after a treatment, although we have certainly had calls where this or that landowner had just paid another company for a treatment only to suffer a fish kill; the negative effects are not always immediate and obvious. We avoid these costly side effects altogether in ponds where fish are the focus: it’s part of our total approach to superior fish management, and it will give you bigger fish in your pond.
There are some species of aquatic vegetation that can help a pond, fostering everything from improved water quality to bigger and healthier fish. But there are other species that can kill every fish in the pond if left uncontrolled. Once we’ve identified what vegetation is present, we look further to determine the specific conditions in the lake that are causing that particular weed to thrive, and address those conditions as part of our pond weed control process: in other words, we treat the cause rather than just the symptom, so that the same weeds don’t return a few months or a year later.
Did you know that bottom-diffuser aeration, over time, can greatly reduce or eliminate altogether most weed problems in ponds? We didn’t discover this key strategy by any means; but it has greatly benefited more than a few of our customers over the years, and it can make a dramatic difference for your pond if you have weed problems. Organic muck builds up over time on the bottom of unaerated ponds; this muck is like built-in fertilizer for your pond. It’s rich in phosphorus, a primary nutrient required by plants for growth; as this muck builds up, it feeds more and more plant growth. Bottom-diffuser aeration will reduce this muck over time by allowing bacteria that consume the muck to access said muck.
Unaerated ponds stratify in the warm months, and the water in the lower layer, the hypolimnion, typically is anoxic, meaning it does not have sufficient dissolved oxygen to sustain life, either fish or bacteria. Bottom-diffuser aeration circulates the water from the bottom to the surface, eliminating stratification and oxygenating the entire water column. Beneficial bacteria can then access the muck to consume it. There are many brands of this bacteria that you can buy; we sell one of the best brands ourselves.
If you want intelligent management of your weed problem and not just a scattershot approach that treats all ponds the same, give us a call and let us show you the Trophy Pond difference.