Algae Control in Ponds and Lakes

What is Algae?

Algae, plural for Alga, are a diverse group of aquatic organisms that have the ability to conduct photosynthesis, which is the process of harvesting light energy from the sun. Certain algae are familiar to most people; for instance, pond scum or the algal blooms in lakes. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.

Algae thrives in freshwater lakes and ponds, feeding on the nutrients from soil and fertilizers. These nutrient rich bodies of water are susceptible to continual algae blooms because the algae have a never ending supply of food.

How can you control Algae?

Algae can disrupt the ecological balance of your lake or pond. Controlling algae is very important to the health and quality of any aquatic ecosystem. However, algae control methods that work in some ponds will not work in every pond. Using herbicides or algaecides will treat algae at its source.

There are also natural treatment options to control algae such as:

  1. Introducing fish to your lake or pond to eat algae
  2. Installing a fountain or underwater diffuser system for aeration
  3. Planting vegetation around the pond to absorb the nutrients from your lake or pond

Estate Management Services are algae control specialists. To learn more about how Estate Management Services can help your algae problem contact us today at 888-307-6637. We provide free consultations and site visits.

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