eliminatIng pond algae
Too much algae is unsightly and mars the beauty of your pond or lake and may pose even worse problems.
While algae occurs naturally, overactive algae blooms can affect the balance of your pond ecosystem.
Some types of algae can even pose a health threat, such as the noxious Blue-Green Algae.
Our experienced team of pond management professionals will bring you all the best practices for controlling and eliminating excess algae from your lake or pond. We work with property owners across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
water quality assessment
Out of control algae growth is a strong indicator that water quality in your pond is not ideal.
Our biologists start treating your pond or lake by testing the water and looking for concentrations of certain elements that promote algae growth.
For example, excess phosphorous causes Blue-Green Algae to grow. That’s often caused by runoff from nearby farm fields that have been fertilized or have excessive manure.
There are a range of varieties of algae, from plant-like green algae to Blue-Green Algae which is actually more closely related to bacteria than plants.
Our team will assess the types and amounts of algae present and determine the course of action to control it and prevent algae growth in the future.
Pond algae treatment
Our pond management professionals can conduct a range of pond algae and bacteria control and elimination treatments.
Options for algae control include sprays and granules, such as copper and peroxide-based formulations.
Our team will also provide long-term algae prevention and control guidance and treatments.
Introducing fish that eat algae can be an approach to long-term prevention.
If excess phosphorous is causing Blue-Green Algae to take hold, we offer treatments for reducing excess phosphorous, but it’s important to cut phosphorus inflows. That can require limiting livestock or fertilizing of farm fields in the area.
All of our employees are trained, tested and licensed professionals who are skilled and experienced at handling the chemicals and products that we use for controlling and eradicating pond algae.
Comprehensive Lake Management
Our affordable, turnkey pond management service plans address every aspect of lake or pond management so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful body of water.
Let our experienced team of pond management professionals take care of it all.
- Water quality testing and management
- Fish surveys
- Control of plants, pond weeds and pond algae
- Liming and fertilization
We service private ponds and lakes across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Industry-leading fishery management
When the fishing industry experts at Bassmaster set out to renovate a lake in Alabama for its video series on creating a great bass fishery, they turned to Lochow Ranch for our pond and fishery management expertise.
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Ask us about
- Lake and pond management
- Pond stocking: bass, trout, forage fish, crawfish, bluegill, grass carp, minnows and many other fish for stocking
- Fishery management
- Seasonal pond maintenance
- Pond liming
- Pond fertilizing
- Pond water testing
- Control of pond weeds
- Electrofishing and fish population surveys
- Floating docks and recreational features
- Pond or lake design, construction, excavation and renovation
- Shoreline design, erosion control, dam leak repair, and dam maintenance