The Aquatics Division
The Aquatics Division is a full service pond and lake management department, operating within The Greenery LLC. We can care for your neighborhood’s retention ponds, golf course lagoons, fishing ponds, and fountains. We cover all your needs by offering Monthly maintenance contracting which can include algae and weed control, aeration and fountain services, as well as fish stocking.
Monthly Maintenance Contracting
Our maintenance program will keep your waters looking their best year around!
Every pond is different and our annual contract will be customized to your ponds and lakes unique situation and needs. We use integrated pest management (IPM) practices and incorporate biological, physical, and mechanical methods to maintain your water. While we cannot eliminate the need for chemicals in our program, by integrating other controls, we can use them more responsibly and with less frequency. Our maintenance contract includes:
- Bi-monthly inspections March thru December and one inspection January and February with a report.
- Early detection and treatment of problematic weeds and unsightly algae with EPA registered products applied by a certified pesticide applicator.
- Custom stocking of sterile grass carp and tilapia for added weed and algae control on a pond by pond basis.
- Custom use of pond dyes for water beautification and physical control of vegetation.
- Removal of small debris along shorelines.
- Can include regular maintenance on fountains and aerators.
Algae and Weed Control
Early detection, correct identification, and proper treatment are all key factors to successful control of unsightly and invasive vegetation. We use an Integrated Pest Management approach to our program. That is, we do not solely rely on chemical herbicides and pesticides for control. We can identify the types of vegetation and stock plant eating fish like grass carp and tilapia for biological controls. We can also monitor and change the water’s physical chemistry to reduce the amount of overall growth. These physical controls include dyes to darken the water and prevent sunlight penetration as well as controlling the amount of available nutrients to the plants and algae. Mechanical removal of the plant material may be the most effective, and immediate option of control. By taking in all factors we can design a program that is not only effective but is environmentally sound.
We offer fish stocking for all needs from weed control to game fishing. Let us evaluate your pond or lake fish population and design a stocking solution for you. Full service delivery and stocking of:
- Triploid Grass Carp
- Blue Tilapia
Fountains and Aerators
Dissolved oxygen is the most important factor in your water’s health. High oxygen levels promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria and phytoplankton. This will allow your pond to “digest” the pollutants and organic matter in runoff and will keep your water clean and clear.
Fountains will not only keep your waters oxygenated but can add aesthetics, turning your pond or lake into an instant water feature. Floating fountains are easy to install and can be equipped with lights to add a nighttime attraction. Let us design a plan to fit your pond and maximize you results. We offer leasing options as well as maintenance plans, sales, and installation services.
Another aeration option is the bottom diffuser. This is a disc or air stone that is placed on the bottom of the pond and releases millions of small bubbles of air supplied by a compressor mounted on the bank. These systems are very efficient, have low visibility, maintain a natural look for you pond, and have no electrical components in the water. They work best in deeper water and may need to be placed in several locations depending on the size and shape of the pond.