There are various reasons one would want to harvest vs using chemicals. The main reason being that chemicals are bad for the environment. Harvesting removes unwanted biomass from the lake thus removing nitrogen, phosphorous and trace elements. It also reverses the effects of eutrophication. Eutrophication in layman’s terms is the natural aging of the lakes.
Unlike chemicals harvesting does not add anything harmful to the ecosystem. Chemical treatments change the lakes’ biosphere and affect every living organism they come in contact with, including people.
In order to maintain the quality of the lakes and the health of those that live around the lake, the best option for aquatic maintenance is in harvesting. But you do not have to take our word for it. Please watch the videos and go over the literature below and decide the best route for your community.
- Aquatic Weed Control: A Case Study
- Bloomfield Hills Lake Sparkles
- Quarton Lake: Getting to the root of lily pad woes
- Put to the test
- Weed ‘Eaters’ Cleaning Up
- There may be way to restore Limekiln Lake