Aquatic Vegetation Control
Twin Oaks Pond understands that aquatic plants are a major benefit to the natural ecosystem of lakes and ponds.
Twin Oaks Pond understands that aquatic plants benefit a natural ecosystem but in man-made impoundments (lakes and ponds), they can become a nuisance. Plants are beneficial for fish, water quality, and the environment.
- Water filtration
- Erosion control
- Nutrient mitigation
- Promote a diverse invertebrate community
Aquatic Plants will grow anywhere in the lake or pond where sunlight can penetrate to the sediment below. Typically you can find plants growing in the littoral zone of the lake or pond. Shallow ponds have a high littoral zone, while larger lakes typically have a smaller littoral zone.
When designing a lake or pond, an overlying goal is to keep the littoral zone under 22% of the total surface acreage of your water body. There have been numerous studies and research on aquatic plant growth percentages related to fishery success. Largemouth bass show signs of decline if the aquatic plants and/or habitat exceed 30%.
We will be building resource guides to help in understanding what, how, and why aquatic plants and algae can become a nuisance on your lake or pond.