Blue-green algae is a primitive organism that grows on lake surfaces and lacks many structures that characterize land plants. Unrestrained growth becomes an eyesore that turns the beautiful blue water of a lake into a splotchy mess. In many cases it presents as a cyanobacteria, which emits a foul odor and can be toxic.
Algae typically results from an imbalance of nutrients – i.e. too much nitrogen, potassium or phosphorus washing into a lake from fertilizer or other chemicals used in lawn care. Algae feast on these compounds and grow out of control until stabilized or removed. The nasty blooms will continue until owners physically remove them or change the lake’s nutrient balance.
To combat algae, Lake Defense Force deploys expert teams who first physically remove the blooms using proprietary methods and then work with owners to create a long-term plan to rebalance the lake’s nutrients. One exciting, beautiful and natural solution is the installation of floating wetlands
, which we can build and manage for you.