Lake silt removal and large pond clean out works
We undertake silt removal, silt dredging and silt clean-out works in lakes and
large ponds both natural and artificial in order to maintain or
create healthy aquatic ecosystems. We are adept at minimising the impact of silt removal on the environment and its attendant fauna and flora. Specialist excavators (floating, long reach, etc.) and access
equipment can be employed as dictated by the site, quantities, disposal and handling requirements.
Silt surveys are usually required to determine the type and
quantity of silt to be removed prior to undertaking removal
works in larger bodies of water.
in lakes and large ponds
Without adequate maintenance schedules in place, invasive native and some introduced species of plant can become
injurious to the overall health of a lake or large pond. Remedial action should be taken at the earliest opportunity; the
problem, if ignored, will only become more acute. We are not keen exponents of chemical (herbicide) solutions to
aquatic plant-related problems. More often than not, such treatments address the symptom only and not the underlying cause. Instead, we
prefer to go back to basics to achieve a healthy long-term functioning ecosystem, whilst at the same time
removing/depleting the invasive species by natural, mechanical, manual or other means. We work on aquatic plants, emergent species (marginal plants) and
bog plants - if it grows in water (even if it is only the tips of its toes) we can deal with it.
Water quality management
The maintenance of water quality is of prime importance to the health and management of an aquatic feature. The larger
the lake, the more likely that the water quality will be stable once established. Water quality is a key issue to be
considered at each and every stage of any works in or around water. Plants in and around the lake are essential to maintain water
quality and provide sustainable habitat. Poor water quality encourages unsightly duckweed or blooms of algae both filamentous (blanket weed) and single cell (coloured
water). Where the ecosystem of a lake or large pond is being stressed by, say, feeding fish or duck, some remedial action or intervention is indicated to establish
and maintain acceptable water quality.
Large pond and lake maintenance
Our lake and large pond maintenance service is
available to advise on the required and regular
maintenance of lakes and large ponds. See an overview of our
maintenance service for more information.