Author: Jack M. Whetstone

Chemical Control of Aquatic Weeds

Aquatic weeds in ponds or lakes can be controlled by physical removal, biological control, or herbicides. The method or combination of methods, used will depend on factors such as target weeds, non...

Aquatic Weed Control Overview

Aquatic plants are essential parts of natural aquatic systems and form the basis of a waterbody’s health and productivity. Invariably aquatic plants become over abundant or unsightly and require...

Liming Recreational Ponds

South Carolina is noted for infertile, soft waters, low in pH, alkalinity and water hardness except in specific coastal areas. Just as in farming or gardening, proper liming ensures greater...

Fertilizing Recreational Fish Ponds

As in agricultural situations, liming and fertilizing fish ponds will dramatically increase the production of the system. A fertilization schedule can dramatically improve fish production in ponds...

Aquatic & Shoreline Plant Selection

Aquatic plant selection is extremely important in the development of aquatic pools. You must have some degree of balance between plants and animals in your pool so that the water remains clear and...

Algae Problems in Water Gardens

Algae problems in water gardens are generally caused by the action of the sun and excess nutrients in pond water. If ponds are established properly and are properly balanced with the correct ratios...

Aquatic Garden Pond & Pool Construction

Ornamental pools have long been common in Asia, but their growth in the United States has been dramatic over the past few years. Many homeowners have built garden ponds to add variety and to accent...

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