How to Identify Different Types of Turtles
20
May

How to Identify Different Types of Turtles

Turtles are a marvelous part of the aquatic ecosystems in the southeastern United States. These fascinating reptiles play a big role in maintaining the ecological balance, but they often elicit mixed feelings from property owners who manage private ponds and lakes. Whether you are a conservation enthusiast or a property owner seeking to manage your land effectively, understanding the diverse species of turtles that inhabit these waters is essential. In this brief article brought to…

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What Aeration Can Do for Your Pond or Lake
13
May

What Aeration Can Do for Your Pond or Lake

We're not the only ones to depend on oxygen. Aeration, or introducing air into water, is a core part of pond and lake maintenance. In…

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Choosing the Right Pond Control Services for Your Needs
05
May

Choosing the Right Pond Control Services for Your Needs

Maintaining a pond or lake requires a comprehensive approach as a property owner to ensure optimum health, aesthetics, and functionality. Pond maintenance services comprise…

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Why Electrofishing is a Versatile Lake Management Tool 
04
May

Why Electrofishing is a Versatile Lake Management Tool 

Electrofishing is often associated with fish surveys and population assessments, creating the foundation for lake and pond maintenance practices. While its primary function is…

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The Danger of Aquatic Weeds
22
Apr

The Danger of Aquatic Weeds

We're all familiar with weeds in the ground, but what about that uninvited guests in the waters? Aquatic weeds can wreak havoc on a pond,…

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Spillway Siphon Systems for Lakes and Ponds

15-04-2024

Spillway Siphon Systems for Lakes and Ponds

In the world of lake and pond management, spillway siphon systems serve as a highly effective and advantageous tool – especially for older water bodies with aging primary spillways. This brief guide brough to you by Aquatic Restoration dives into the intricacies of spillway siphon systems to highlight their benefits, functionality, and importance in modern water management practices. If you’d like to consult with retention pond maintenance professionals, then call Aquatic Restoration to schedule a convenient and flexible appointment. Our team is ready to take your call or message today. Firstly, let's understand what spillway siphons entail. Unlike traditional primary spillways that often consist of pipes through the bottom of the dam and vertical risers made of corrugated metal, spillway siphons offer…

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Spring Pond Revival Tips
05
Apr

Spring Pond Revival Tips

As the chilly grasp of winter begins to loosen and spring breathes new life, our ponds and lakes are primed to awaken with vigor. Spring is the perfect time to get started on pond maintenance and ensure it becomes a thriving ecosystem for aquatic life and a picturesque centerpiece for your landscape. In this brief article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we share 10 tips to revitalize your…

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Could My Pond Be Too Clear?
28
Mar

Could My Pond Be Too Clear?

A crystal-clear pond might sound like a dream come true, but pure water clarity is not always a good thing. The pursuit of pure water…

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How To Get Rid of Snails in Your Pond
23
Mar

How To Get Rid of Snails in Your Pond

Is your tranquil pond turning into a haven for pesky pond snails? These tiny creatures may seem harmless at first, but their rapid reproduction and voracious appetite can quickly lead to a takeover of your beloved water feature. In this brief article brough to you by Aquatic Restoration, we'll look into why snails take over ponds, the havoc they can wreak, and effective methods to get rid of them. If you want to ensure…

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What Are Pond Weeds?
17
Mar

What Are Pond Weeds?

Pond weeds are silent invaders of serene aquatic landscapes, quietly transforming pristine waters into tangled ecosystems. For property owners looking to maximize the beauty and…

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Do You Know How to Protect Your Pond?
09
Mar

Do You Know How to Protect Your Pond?

As vital components of a landscape, ponds require diligent care and maintenance. Protecting ponds encompasses a multifaceted approach involving things from erosion control to aquatic…

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Expert Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management
05
Mar

Expert Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Pond maintenance is an elaborate duty involving many tasks. Managing weeds is a critical part of this chore, and we have some tips for…

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Lake Dredging 101: What Is Dredging?
26
Feb

Lake Dredging 101: What Is Dredging?

Water bodies, such as lakes and ponds, are not just tranquil features of the landscape; they are dynamic ecosystems. However, things can go wrong. Over…

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Natural vs. Artificial Pond Habitats: Which is Better?

19-02-2024

Natural vs. Artificial Pond Habitats: Which is Better?

Ponds, with their tranquil beauty and diverse ecosystems, serve as vital components of many natural landscapes in our beautiful region of the U.S. They support a variety of life forms from fish and frogs to aquatic plants and insects. However, the question of whether to leave ponds untouched or introduce artificial elements for improvement is a matter of considerable debate among conservationists and environmentalists. In this article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we will look into the complexities of pond management and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches. If you’d rather consult with pond maintenance specialist directly, then call Aquatic Restoration to schedule an appointment today. The argument for leaving ponds in their natural state stems from the belief that…

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Why Is My Pond Drying Up?
12
Feb

Why Is My Pond Drying Up?

Ponds can be serene and picturesque bodies of water. They hold a special place in our environment. However, they are also susceptible to aging and degradation, which can manifest in various forms. Understanding the reasons behind pond drying is crucial for maintaining these valuable bodies of water. In this article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we look at the factors that can contribute to drying ponds. We’ll also offer…

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Midges vs. Mosquitoes: Are They the Same?
01
Feb

Midges vs. Mosquitoes: Are They the Same?

Effective pond maintenance demands a nuanced understanding of the intricate web of life that exists within these aquatic ecosystems. In the realm of organisms populating…

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How Bacteria Can Be Beneficial to a Pond’s Ecosystem
28
Jan

How Bacteria Can Be Beneficial to a Pond’s Ecosystem

Bacteria often bear the brunt of a negative reputation, conjuring images of spoiled food and potential health hazards. However, not all bacteria are detrimental. In fact, many bacteria play crucial roles in maintaining ecological balance of various ecosystems. Ponds, in particular, serve as dynamic habitats with bacteria emerging as unsung heroes. In this article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we shed light on the often-overlooked positive contributions of bacteria to pond ecosystems. Ponds,…

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How to Effectively Control Pond Weeds
18
Jan

How to Effectively Control Pond Weeds

Owning a pond or lake in the picturesque state of Georgia comes with the responsibility of maintaining its beauty and ensuring its ecological health. However…

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Bottom-Up Aeration vs. Surface Aeration
14
Jan

Bottom-Up Aeration vs. Surface Aeration

Maintaining a thriving pond ecosystem requires careful consideration of oxygen levels, a vital element for the well-being of aquatic life. Aeration, the process of infusing…

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Bringing Your Fishing Pond To Life After A Drought
07
Jan

Bringing Your Fishing Pond To Life After A Drought

Droughts, a formidable force of nature, can wreak havoc on ecosystems and leave fishing ponds particularly vulnerable to adverse effects. While we may not control…

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How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pond Naturally
29
Dec

How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pond Naturally

Pond ownership can be a source of great joy, but it comes with the responsibility of meticulous pond maintenance. Among the various challenges that…

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The Important Role of Aquatic Plants

23-12-2023

The Important Role of Aquatic Plants

Detention and retention ponds serve as critical components of modern stormwater management systems, safeguarding communities from flooding and water runoff. While the responsibility of maintaining these ponds may seem daunting, property owners can find solace in the unsung heroes of the aquatic world – aquatic plants. In this brief article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we explore the important role of aquatic plants in detention and retention pond maintenance. If your ponds are looking like they need a hand, then call Aquatic Restoration to get seasoned specialists on the job. With over 35 years of industry experience, Aquatic Restoration is here to help. Aquatic plants act as nature's purifiers, enhancing water quality within detention and retention ponds. Through a process known as phytoremediation,…

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Lake Management Best Practices
16
Dec

Lake Management Best Practices

Lakes and ponds contribute significantly to the aesthetic appeal, ecological balance, and recreational utility of an area. However, diligent pond and lake management is essential to maintain their allure and functionality. On this page brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we’ll touch on some best practices to help you with your lake or pond maintenance. If you’d rather leave the lake, detention pond, or retention pond maintenance to…

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Alum Treatments for Improved Pond Water Quality
10
Dec

Alum Treatments for Improved Pond Water Quality

Maintaining water quality is a vital aspect of pond maintenance and fostering a thriving aquatic ecosystem. One effective method for achieving this is through…

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How to Naturally Clean Your Pond Water
02
Dec

How to Naturally Clean Your Pond Water

There is a surprisingly large number of property owners who have a pond or body of water on their premises, especially in Georgia, USA. Another shockingly high number don't maintain their ponds! In this brief guide brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we provide some tips on naturally cleaning your pond water. Fortunately, you don't have to get your hands dirty or set aside a valuable part of your day. Property owners and managers in…

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Benefits of a Pond or Lake Management Consultation
26
Nov

Benefits of a Pond or Lake Management Consultation

Maintaining a pristine and healthy pond or lake on your property may seem like a manageable task, but the complexities of aquatic ecosystems often require…

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How to Remove Pond & Lake Shoreline Weeds
19
Nov

How to Remove Pond & Lake Shoreline Weeds

Shoreline weeds around ponds and lakes can play both positive and negative roles in the ecosystem. Some types of vegetation provide important habitat for wildlife,…

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Signs You Need to Refresh Your Pond Management Program
11
Nov

Signs You Need to Refresh Your Pond Management Program

Lakes and ponds are delicate ecosystems that require attentive and adaptive management to thrive. However, even the most well-structured management programs can become outdated or…

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How to Build a Pond or Lake
05
Nov

How to Build a Pond or Lake

Forming a pond or lake can be a rewarding and transformative project for both residential and commercial properties. These serene water features offer various benefits,…

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Should You Put Rocks and Gravel in Your Koi Pond?

30-10-2023

Should You Put Rocks and Gravel in Your Koi Pond?

Koi ponds bring enchanting tranquility and beauty to any outdoor space. These ornamental fish are cherished for their vibrant colors and graceful movements, and the aesthetics of a well-designed koi pond can be truly captivating. When it comes to improving your koi pond, one key decision is whether to add rocks and gravel to the bottom of the pond. In this article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we look into the reasons why property owners should consider this option and the various benefits it brings. If you are looking for a reputable pond management company, then call Aquatic Restoration – or explore our website to learn more about our pond maintenance services. Our team is also on standby if you have any particular…

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The Best Soil for Aquatic Plants
23
Oct

The Best Soil for Aquatic Plants

For property owners looking to create and maintain an aesthetically stimulating and biologically vibrant pond or lake, one of the most critical factors is the soil quality. The soil in and around your aquatic feature plays a fundamental role in supporting aquatic plants and promoting a healthy ecosystem. In this article brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we highlight the importance of soil quality in lake and pond management…

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How to Tell If Your Pond Needs Water Quality Testing
14
Oct

How to Tell If Your Pond Needs Water Quality Testing

Maintaining the health and vitality of your lake or pond is crucial for ecological balance, and it makes the landscape look much better. One fundamental…

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Common Aquatic Plant Treatments
09
Oct

Common Aquatic Plant Treatments

There are countless ponds and lakes in the United States, and especially the state of Georgia. Though ponds and lakes serve functional and aesthetic services, they must be maintained for best results. Managing aquatic plants in ponds and lakes is essential to maintain a healthy and balanced ecosystem. When aquatic plants become overgrown or invasive, they can disrupt the natural balance of the water body. So, what are some common aquatic plant treatments that…

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How Can Sludge Be Prevented?
26
Sep

How Can Sludge Be Prevented?

Aquatic Restoration provides holistic strategies to stop sludge by following proper care routines for aquatic environments like our ponds and keeping sludge at bay…

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Retention Ponds Vs. Detention Ponds
21
Sep

Retention Ponds Vs. Detention Ponds

 As urbanization continues to shape the landscape of cities and municipalities across the U.S., the challenges of managing stormwater and overflow have become increasingly apparent.…

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How to Know It’s Time to Dredge Your Storm Water Retention Pond
21
Sep

How to Know It’s Time to Dredge Your Storm Water Retention Pond

Stormwater management is a critical aspect of urban planning. As municipalities grapple with the developing demands of environmental regulations, the treatment and control of stormwater…

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