There are many factors that can cause an overgrowth of weeds and algae in your lakes and wetlands. The scientists at Aquatic Systems do a thorough evaluation to determine the root causes before we recommend control methods.
It is important to remember when managing Florida waterbodies that some of our native plants can also become very weedy and require some form of management. Examples of this are our native Eelgrass (Vallisneria americana) and Slender Spikerush (Eleocharis baldwinii). Our scientists conduct research with some of the more invasive exotic aquatic weeds including Rotala (Rotala rotundifolia) and Crested Floating Heart (Nymphoides cristata), both of which are currently making their way farther north into Florida.
Managing invasive species while bringing back a healthy balance of Florida native aquatic plants may include a combination of biological control, chemical application, nutrient abatement , aeration and mechanical removal.