6 Steps to Take After Building a New Pond

6 Steps to Take After Building a New Pond

It’s Full of Water. What’s Next? We provide pond management solutions for a wide range of situations. Some of our customers have ponds that have been there for decades, while others need help establishing and managing a new pond that they’ve just...
When Should You Add Lime to a Pond?

When Should You Add Lime to a Pond?

Does Your Pond Need Lime? Our previous blog post discussed the benefits of liming a pond which include increasing nutrient availability and buffering against daily pH swings in the pond water. If you missed that blog, you can find it here. On this blog we wanted to...
Why Does a Pond Need Lime?

Why Does a Pond Need Lime?

How Does Lime Affect a Pond? You may have heard of lime being added to gardens or agricultural fields to improve fertility, but lime can also be extremely useful for ponds. Lime is used agriculturally to adjust pH levels in the soil and improve nutrient availability,...
Using Triploid Grass Carp for Pond Weed Management

Using Triploid Grass Carp for Pond Weed Management

Triploid Grass Carp Stocking triploid grass (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in ponds is a popular strategy for controlling excessive pond vegetation, but there are some things you should know before adding these herbivores to your pond. While these fish can be a...
The Effects of Black Crappie on Bass Populations

The Effects of Black Crappie on Bass Populations

Black Crappie vs Largemouth Bass It’s no doubt that black crappie are some of the best table fare as far as freshwater fish go. Commonly called “speckled perch” in the southern states, these fish bite well in the cooler months when the bass bite is...
Why Are Bluegill the Preferred Sunfish in a Bass Pond?

Why Are Bluegill the Preferred Sunfish in a Bass Pond?

What Do Largemouth Bass Need? If your goal is to create a trophy bass pond, there are several things you need to consider. You need to have adequate ambush habitat for the bass to easily capture prey. You need to ensure that vegetation cover is not too heavy so that...
The Effects of Catfish on Bass Populations

The Effects of Catfish on Bass Populations

We often get calls from pond owners wondering if their catfish population is affecting the bass population in their pond. This is usually the case when a pond owner is wanting the best of both worlds — a dense channel catfish population for an easy meal, and a...
ProcellaCor – A New Way to Treat Invasive Aquatic Weeds

ProcellaCor – A New Way to Treat Invasive Aquatic Weeds

ProcellaCor – A Solution that Lasts! We’re excited to announce that TLC Perfect Pond is now certified to treat aquatic vegetation with ProcellaCor. ProcellaCor is a selective systemic aquatic herbicide that is changing the game for weed control in ponds...
Can a Pond Have Too Many Big Bass?

Can a Pond Have Too Many Big Bass?

Healthy, Big Bass — Too Much of a Good Thing? When we perform an electrofishing population survey on a pond or lake, we’re primarily looking at two features of the fish populations — the distribution of sizes and the health of the fish for each size...
The Negative Impacts of Excessive Pond Vegetation

The Negative Impacts of Excessive Pond Vegetation

Effects of Vegetation on Fish Populations Excessive pond vegetation can not only make boating or fishing difficult, but it can also have serious impacts on the largemouth bass population. We like to see ponds with 20% or less vegetation coverage. When the vegetation...