As the owner of a golf course, you have a lot on your plate. One of the areas where you will need to pay close attention is in the matter of pond maintenance. This is a special concern that will impact the look and feel of your course in many ways. It's essential to know the right questions to ask in this matter.
1. What is the Most Effective Way to Control Algae?
There is only one way to control the explosion of algal blooms. This consists of a schedule of routine maintenance performed on a regular basis. Crosscreek Environmental is the regional expert in this field and can be contacted at any time. The sooner you do so, the sooner we can get to work on handling your algae issues.
2. How Did My Pond Get So Full of Algae in the First Place?
Most ponds in golf courses are subject to the same hazards as ponds in other areas. These include a high level of materials that come via run off from nearby yards and road areas that have been treated with fertilizer. This material gets into your pond and begins to stimulate rampant algae growth.
3. How Often Will My Golf Course Pond Need to Be Treated?
This will depend on the size of your pond and what kind of shape it is in at the moment. For example, if your pond is deep at its center and hasn't been treated in a year, this will be a factor in the frequency of visits. The maintenance program that we recommend for your pond will be expressly tailored to your needs.
4. What Type of Water Maintenance Works Best?
This is another issue that will depend on your individual circumstances. We have a number of different programs for controlling the growth of algae and weeds in your pond. We can employ one or more of them depending on the needs of the moment. These may include anything from harvesting by hand to the application of herbicides.
5. Will Spraying Hurt Local Fish or Animal Life?
One of the biggest concerns you may have is for the safety of the fish and wildlife in your area. The sprays that we use has been specially concocted in order to kill algae and other weeds. These special weed killing solutions have been registered with the EPA and are completely harmless to fish and other nearby animals.
6. Why Does My Pond Need a Littoral Shelf?
A littoral shelf is a shallow shelf-like structure in your pond. This area is specially planted with native vegetation near an outflow placement. The reason you need one is because this is the structure that will act to filter out excess minerals and nutrients in the water that can lead to excess algae growth.
7. Why is Algae Such a Problem for My Pond?
All bodies of water are bound to contain a small amount of algae as a natural growth. However, the problem lies in the fact that algae growth can quickly get out of hand. It can breed to the point where it turns the water an unattractive dark blue or green color. Meanwhile, it also chokes off the air from other living things in the water.
8. Is it Always Necessary to Use Herbicides?
Algae growth and other issues do not always have to be handled using herbicides. Although the herbicides we use are completely safe, there are other situations that call for different solutions. It may sometimes be easier and more cost effective to solve issues by hand removal of shore-based weeds or other non-herbicidal remedies.
9. How Much Will a Full Program of Pond Maintenance Cost Me?
The ultimate cost for our services will vary according to a number of specific conditions. For example, there may be the size of your pond, the general condition of the water, and the necessary frequency of routine maintenance visits to factor in. The general location of your pond may also be a factor.
As a result, there is no "one size fits all" solution when it comes to putting a price on our services. However, you can rest assured that we will work with you to give you the best possible deal. All of our services come with a guarantee of quality.
Contact Crosscreek Environmental for More Pond Maintenance Info
When it comes to expert level pond and lake maintenance, Crosscreek Environmental is the natural authority. We have many years' worth of knowledge, qualifications, and experience in this crucial area. Get in touch with us today by calling 941-479-7811 or submitting our pricing request form to learn more about what we can do to keep your golf course looking its best.