Many high-end apartment complexes or condominium associations decide to invest in water features. Water features can be a gorgeous addition to a residential community, and they can increase the value for residents immensely. From small lakes and ponds to water fountains and water falls, there are many options to choose from. However, any option you choose is going to need to be properly maintained. If you leave a water feature untreated it may end up decreasing the value of the property, and you may also have some unhappy residents.
Weeding in Water
Similar to weeding your garden, you may also need to weed your lake. Aquatic weed control is one of the most important components of water management. There are several potential problems that can occur if you let your water get covered in weeds. Too many weeds can impact water flow and decrease the level of oxygen in your water. This can make your water murky and that also becomes dangerous for any fish that live in it. If you allow any recreational activities in your water, weeds can impact the ability to catch fish and can also be a deterrent for boats, kayaks or canoes.
Yes, you want to remove unwanted plants and weeds from your water, but you may also want to bring in some water-friendly plants to increase your landscaping options. You can plant pickleweed or water lilies around the perimeter of your pond to increase greenery and beautify the area surrounding the water.
No one wants their water feature to be full of cloudy or murky water, and not too many people know that it’s relatively easy to clarify water. Depending on the size and location of your feature it may be treatable with materials and a water pump for distribution. Other bodies of water may benefit from different types of water filters that can trap soil and other small particles and leave behind clearer water.