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Silt pumping and dredging

What’s the problem with silt? The temperature has dropped, the leaves have fallen, many plants are dying back and there is a winter feel to the air. It’s easy to see the impact the changing season has on fields and gardens, but what about our lakes, rivers and waterways? The aquatic vegetation dying back in […]

Do you have an invasion of Water Soldier?

Water soldier (Stratiotes aloide) is a native submerged aquatic plant which has rosettes of sword shaped leaves with sharp serrated edges. A characteristic of this plant is that from June to August when it flowers, it rises to the surface of the water. It provides a great resting place for dragonfly and damselfly, and shelter for […]

Come and see something a little different at the CLA Game Fair

With the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace starting on 18th July we are busy preparing for our stand (B184) where we will have 3 of our Truxor amphibious machines on display for visitors to get a good look at. These amazing machines are the ideal tool to use for the management of any large ponds, […]

Eurasion Water Milfoil

Eurasion Water Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is the water weed of the moment, with many experiencing problems with this aquatic plant in their lakes and ponds. Also known as Spiked Water Milfoil this submerged aquatic plant lives  in slow-flowing streams and ditches, as well as lakes, ponds and flooded gravel pits. Its attractive, feathery leaves are […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]