Aquatic Plants and Restoration

Question: How can excess plant growth affect a pond or lake?

Answer: “Excessive plant or algae growth can make this intended use of a water body unusable—for instance, swimming, irrigation, livestock watering or navigation. Excess can also accumulate biomass over season changes that through time can turn into a hypotrophic environment. The best case is a balance of plant and algae that maintain intended use of the water body. In some cases, however, total eradication of plant types might be necessary, as non-native plants that are bad for the native ecosystem, even though the intended water body use is not impeded.”

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Aquatic Plants and Restoration

Aquatic plants along shore banks and in ponds help prevent erosion, increase wildlife habitat, serve as positive run-off filters and improve water quality. Estate Management Services provides and installs quality desirable aquatic plants.

Our professional trained staff can offer recommendations for littoral zone plantings. We can even deliver high quality aquatic plants directly to you.

  • Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)
  • Pickerel Weed (Pontederia cordata)
  • Papyrus (Cyperus payrus)
  • Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
  • Broadleaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
  • Golden Cannas (Canna flaccida)
  • Juncus Rushes

A well-planned aquascape can be aesthetically pleasing and serve as a wonderful habitat for waterfowl and reptiles. It can also prevent sedimentation by strengthening the banks of your pond or lake. For more information about our aquatic plant services or to request a free on-site visit, contact Estate Management Services today at 888-307-6637.

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