Often these large bodies of water have been neglected and due to the planting of invasive aquatic plants such as bull rushes, they have then become very overgrown. It is vitally important that these expanses of water are maintained as they soon become overgrown.
In some cases dredging a pond is not a practical course of action but the addition of beneficial bacteria and lots of aeration can dramatically improve the water clarity over time.
It’s not unusual for literally tons of aquatic plants are removed from small areas. It is usually more practical to tip this on site but we can arrange for all debris to be taken off your site.
Here at Henley Landscapes our qualified staff have many years experience in dealing with silt control for lakes, ponds and rivers.
Much of our lake and fishery work involves repairing and restoring water bodies to their original form and fixing the damage caused by erosion, eutrophication and agriculture. We regularly remove silt from water bodies which over time have built up a thick layer of sediment and eventually will become dry land. This natural process of ageing is known as eutrophication, and removing or reducing this silt is key to restoring life and productivity back into the water.
Our silt control services include:
We are able to physically remove accumulated silt by pumping the silt into a slurry onto adjacent land where it can be left to dry and collected for use as compost, or simply left to grass over.
Dredging and Silt Excavation
An alternative method of physical removal involves draining the water and excavating the silt with plant machinery. The silt is then taken to adjacent land to dry. This is generally the preferred method if the silt comprises branches and other debris which cannot be pumped, or if the silt level is beyond that of being able to be pumped out.
Reed Bed Filters
The most cost effective solution is prevention, and this can be achieved through filtering incoming water to reduce the deposition of solids into the water and reduce the nutrient input which leads to siltation, algal blooms and eutrophication.
Where the pond, pool, lake or river contains fish that need to be removed during the maintenance, we offer an electrofishing fish removal service. Click here for more details.