Pond Muck Removal
Pond Muck Removal
Serving Southeast Michigan
Muck Removal Programs
What is Muck?
Muck is the dead organic debris accumulating on your pond’s bottom that you often feel between your toes when you step in. If left untreated, a typical pond or lake will receive approximately 1/2″ of muck buildup every year. Muck is not just a problem for your toes; muck is a fertilizer for aquatic weeds and algae. Over time, ponds band lakes with heavy muck will require more frequent treatments to keep aquatic vegetation under control. While we do not dredge ponds or lakes, we offer specialized natural bacteria treatments at a fraction of the cost of dredging and are much less invasive to the surrounding lawn and landscape. This treatment also eliminates the need for off-site removal.
Natural Muck Reduction Program
Biological Control: With the use of Airmax MuckAway, we can regularly remove up to 8-12″ of muck reduction per season. This all-natural process converts muck into a harmless gas that will dissipate unnoticed out of the water column.
- Installing bottom diffused aeration provides circulation while increasing dissolved oxygen. This process reduces nuisance weeds and algae, improves water quality, and dramatically increases the performance of MuckAway.
Manual Racking of Debris: While raking a pond will not do much to remove current pond muck, removing debris such as leaves, twigs, and other organics will reduce future muck problems and quickly improve overall aesthetics.
Frequently Asked Questions
We do not provide any dredging services. Dredging may offer an instant fix to muck accumulation, but it is very expensive, damages the surrounding yard, and is not a long-term solution to muck problems. The use of natural bacteria such as MuckAway, along with aeration will greatly reduce the amount of muck in your, Southeast Michigan area pond over time and keep your pond healthy.
Every pond is different and the time needed to reduce muck accumulation will depend on the amount of muck present, and the amount of circulation in the pond. Stagnant ponds with little or no circulation may see more isolated results than ponds that utilize natural bacteria and aeration. With the use of natural bacteria and aeration, you can successfully remove several inches of muck per season.