Algae Control: Controlling unwanted algae and weed growth in your pond or lake is to identify the type of plants you are dealing with...
Clear View Vegetation Management - Aquatic Weed Control


Weed and Algae Control

Weed and Algae ControlPonds and lakes add beauty to the landscape, are a valuable natural resource providing recreation, a habitat for fish and wildlife and can be an additional water source if needed.

Aquatic plants are an important element of any aquatic ecosystem, whether it is a stream, pond, lake or reservoir, but when aquatic plants begin to flourish and affect human activities negatively, these plants are referred to as “weeds.”

Get a FREE QuoteThe first step in controlling unwanted weed growth in your pond or lake is to identify the type of plants you are dealing with and develop a management plan for their removal.

Types of aquatic weeds:

  • Algae – This is the most common group of weeds whose shape and size vary from microscopic single-celled or multiple-celled plants with no distinguishable stem or leaf. Loosely related to fungi, algae consist of over 17,000 different species and is commonly called moss or scum. Examples are water that looks like pea soup, stringy green stuff and floating mats of green, brown and yellow vegetation.
  • Emerged – These weeds are rooted in the bottom of shallow areas of lakes, ponds, rivers and ditches and are usually found along the shoreline; they have stems, leaves and flowers that extend above the water surface. Generally rigid, these plants do not need water for support. Some of these plants are not considered truly aquatic but can survive submerged in water or in saturated soils for extended periods of time. Cattail, water lily, water primrose and alligator weed are common emergent weeds.
  • Submerged - Submerged aquatic weeds grow entirely below the surface and are generally rooted in the bottom sediment, usually found from 1 foot deep out to over 10 feet deep (depending on water clarity and species).  Most submerged weeds have flowers and seed heads that extend above the surface of the water. Hydrilla, naiads, water milfoils, spike rush and Brazilian elodea are examples of common submerged weeds.
  • Floating - Floating weeds have leaves that float on the surface and are not rooted in the bottom sediment. Water hyacinth, duckweed, mosquito fern and water meal are examples of common floating weeds.

Aquatic plants are an essential component to a healthy aquatic environment, but they can get out of control. Clear View will help you understand and correct water quality problems caused by excessive aquatic plant and algae growth. We specialize in aquatic weed and algae control using approved herbicides and algaecides. Our certified and licensed technicians use spray boats, vehicles and other specialized equipment to serve customer needs from small sub-division ponds to large lakes. Call for a no-obligation quote or invite us to attend a meeting to discuss weed and algae control for your lake, pond, canal or marina.

Aquatic & Vegetation Management Services A Division of Florida’s Finest Lawn & Pest Control Inc.  •  322 Maguire Road  •  Ocoee, FL 34761  •  Phone: (407) 948-3531 Aquatic Weed Control Orlando Florida