Aquatic Plant Control

Bankside and marginal plants

Uncontrolled bankside and marginal plant growth, typically involving brambles, ivy and other terrestrial plants, as well as marginal species including bulrush, reeds and rushes will encroach into the footprint of the watercourse being unsightly and problematic. This growth can block sunlight from reaching the water, increase the accumulation of silt through autumnal dieback and lead to blockages and obstructions on moving waterways.

This process is responsible for a process called succession where aquatic plants and then terrestrial plants and trees start to dry out the lake or pond and reclaim it. This process has been responsible for the loss of hundreds of thousands of lakes, ponds and other water features in the last 100 years. This process makes it critical that marginal and bankside plants are managed and maintained to preserve the body of water.

Aquatic Weed

Aquatic weed quickly grows creating a dense carpet of green. Following the banning of the best aquatic herbicides there is little scope for herbicidal treatment and most weed removal is now mechanical. We offer a full removal service and have a range of weed removal nets, boat mounted weed cutters and hauling equipment to remove weed from the water.

We are also distributors of Dyofix©, this organic dye is used in the control of many common weeds and algae by reducing the wavelengths of light entering the water required by weeds and algae to grow. This product is entirely safe and is harmless to humans and animals.

Water Lilies

The aspirational plant in English lakes and ponds, water lilies, are delightful and offer habitat benefits to a myriad of creatures. Sadly, there can come a time when they are over mature and become too vast for their situation. We can help with removal or reduction whether by pulling, where possible, or more often by annual cutting.

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