Aquascaping and Shoreline Enhancement
If you are responsible for the care and management of a retention pond in a HOA, municipal facility, golf course or private residence, you know how overgrown and unattractive they can become. Sure, the main purpose of these systems is to manage stormwater, but many times they become an eyesore to your residents or tenants due neglect as the result of budgetary concerns. We specialize in Aquatic Weed Control and Pond Scum Removal to keep your lakes and ponds beautiful.
Help lower your costs by aquascaping your retention pond
Your retention pond runs the risk of being overrun by invasive and non-native vegetation every day, which can further detract from the beauty of your pond as well as its functionality. Maintaining your pond and keeping it appealing to your residents or tenants is a balancing act many HOA boards and property managers struggle with each day.
That’s why aquascaping not only provides functional applications, but pleasurable aesthetics as well.
Sure times are tight, but no one wants to look at a retention pond with poor vegetation surrounded by fencing. Instead, enhance your pond through aquascaping. A natural looking, ecologically balanced and useful water feature will add value in the eyes of your residents, tenants or members. And that’s where Aquatic Management Strategies can help!
Functional benefits of aquascaping
A retention pond has a primary purpose; to manage stormwater runoff. Aquascaping not only enhances the overall aesthetics of a pond or lake, it also assists in the reduction of common pollutants found in runoff water after rain storms. By encouraging the growth of beneficial, aquatic vegetation, attentive aquascapingcan also help to control erosion along the shore. Increased wildlife sightings as well as enhanced fishing are other functional benefits of aquascaping.
Aesthetic uses of aquascaping
Just as your home lawn requires routine landscaping to maintain its curb appeal, ponds require routine aquascaping to keep them beautiful. And given the almost ideal climate here in Central Florida, we have many colorful and beneficial aquatic plants available to enhance a pond’s aesthetics.
For example, floating vegetation such as water lilies and water shield provide fragrant and colorful flowers while planting trees such as pond cypress provide birds and animals with food. Native grasses and rushes provide cover for fish while allowing for a natural habitat for mosquito-eating predators such as dragon flies.
If you are looking to:
• Control shoreline erosion
• Reduce the introduction of non-native vegetation
• Improve water quality
• Improve wildlife use
• Reduce the risk of heavy fines
• Keep your stormwater system functioning properly
• Generally improve the overall aesthetics of your pond
With dedication and careful planning, Aquatic Management Strategies can enhance your lake or pond through aquascaping. We would love to speak to your about your project. Call Aquatic Management Strategies now at 407-207-5959 to speak with one of our aquascaping experts.
Blue Pond Dye Applications
Blue Pond Dye is a safe, low cost, all natural solution to significantly reduce submerged aquatic plant and algae growth. Our blue pond dye is a blend of environmentally friendly, nontoxic dyes that reduce sunlight penetration resulting in the death of submerged algae. Like all plants, aquatic plants and algae require sunlight and nutrients to flourish. If light cannot penetrate the lower layers of the pond then aquatic plants cannot grow. Additionally, blue pond dye is esthetically pleasing, because it leaves behind a very natural blue color.