Water Lily Control
Water lily control is necessary as they can completely cover the surface in just a few short weeks reducing light penetration resulting in the decline of fish, invertebrates and aquatic plants.
This problem will be more evident with warmer waters during summer months which means they need to be regularly maintained and pruned, so as not to be a disadvantage for a pond.
Spraying is one method of water lily control, it needs approval of the Environment Agency and can be more expensive as it requires qualified operators who are licensed to spray herbicides from a boat (which we have). Often repeat applications are needed. It has an added problem of rotting vegetation in the lake, which can cause de-oxygenation and increased nutrient build up.
Our recommended method of water lily control which will give the best weed control by far is to use the excavator attachment on our Truxor amphibious machine and literally grub out the rhizomes of the lilies.
It also allows for more accurate shaping of areas you require and by removing the root system it has instant impact and longer lasting results.
Water lily control with truxor
How Aquatic Solutions can help you with Water Lily Removal
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help with water lily control or any other weed control in ponds or lakes, contact us for an informal chat to discuss the areas that interest you.