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Invasive aquatic plants to watch out for this summer

Many lakes, ponds and other waterways in the UK are under threat from a whole host of invasive aquatic plants invasion of rapid growing, non-native aquatic plants. The  five most damaging non-native species were banned from sale in April this year, however the work to clear these species from our waterways continues. But it’s not only […]

Canadian Pondweed – The True Cost

The cost of controlling freshwater invasive species has been estimated at £25 million per year for the British economy, of which a significant part is due to Canadian pondweed (Elodea Canadensis) control. Canadian pondweed grows rapidly in favourable conditions, out competing natives species for nutrients and can quickly choke shallow ponds, canals, and the margins […]

Flooding and Silt Removal

Flooding and silt removal are hotly debated topics at the moment, with large areas of the UK suffering the effects of horrendous weather, and the cost to business, home owners and farmers mounting. As weather patterns are changing and we have more prolonged periods of wet weather to contend with, managing the water is becoming […]

Autumn Lake Management

As autumn advances we see most aquatic plants dying back. After the abundant growth of this summer, the sheer volume of decomposing material will make a dramatic difference to the quality of a lake, pond or river and keeping on top of lake management is essential.The process of decomposition of these plants will reduce oxygen […]

Lake Cleaning for Triathlon & Open Water Swimming Events

The growth in the popularity of Triathlon has led to an increase in demand for both open water swimming events and access to venues for training. However many clubs and event organisers are being denied access to existing and potential venues. In order to allay concerns regarding access to open water venues it is essential […]

Water lilies – inspirational beauty?

Few will argue that the sight of water lilies adorning still freshwater ponds and lakes, or slow moving rivers is truly beautiful. In fact, they inspired Claude Monet to paint over 250 pictures of them in his garden in Giverny. The large, glossy dark leaves are anchored by long stems to rhizome roots, which are […]

Truxor machines come to the CLA Game Fair

With just a few days to go before the CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, fingers are crossed for the fine weather to hold out. We are busy preparing for our stand (D0429) where we will have 3 of our Truxor amphibious machines on display for visitors to get a good look at. […]

Reed beds – management and conservation

Reed beds are areas dominated by Common reed, (Phragmites australis) a perennial and flood-tolerant grass that grows to over 2 metres high.  The reed beds provide an essential habitat for a wide range of plants, animals,  insects and invertebrates and their decline over the last 3 centuries has had a devastating impact on this wildlife, […]

Aquatic plants can take over your lake

Despite the coolest of starts to this summer, aquatic plants are making a valiant effort to grow both on the banks of lakes, ponds and rivers and in the water itself.  These plants play a vital role in aquatic ecosystems – producing oxygen, absorbing nutrients, stabilising river banks, providing food and cover for fish, invertebrates […]

The benefits of dewatering bags

Committing to renovating a canal or lake is a large undertaking. As it’s likely that the dredging and removal of silt will be the largest factor in terms of time, ensuring this is dealt with efficiently and effectively is essential in order to keep costs in hand. Retaining the silt and re-using it on site […]