There are many factors that can cause an overgrowth of weeds and algae in your waterbody. The scientists at Aquatic Systems will do a thorough evaluation to determine the root causes before we recommend ways to control aquatic weeds and algae in your Florida lake.
The methods used to manage invasive species while bringing back a healthy balance of Florida native aquatic plants may include a combination of biological control, chemical application, nutrient mitigation / abatement , aeration and mechanical removal. An important thing to remember when managing Florida waterbodies is 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 are conducting research with some of the more invasive exotic aquatic weeds. This includes Rotala (Rotala rotundifolia) and Crested Floating Heart (Nymphoides cristata), both of which are currently making their way farther north into Florida but started out in the south.