Algae & Aquatic Plant Identification

Species of aquatic vegetation will vary from one pond or lake to the next and depending on the water quality parameters will determine which species are more prolific or which may become invasive.  Certain aquatic weeds will grow in Phosphate rich waters, usually when surface run-off is contributing to these levels of nutrients in the water from fertile fields.  Certain aquatic plants will absorb higher levels of nutrients and are better suited for reed bed or vegetable filters, so understanding the species that already exist in your pond or lake, will enable us to provide detailed planting lists or suggestions for natural biological filters.  There are over 30 species of Blanket weed in the UK and certain species respond better to treatments, so finding out the exact species, will enable us to provide you with the best course of treatment in order to bring it under control and to prevent it from becoming a nuisance.  Certain aquatic plants will require mechanical removal as opposed to natural biological control and we will advise you on the best course of action.

The process is simple;

  • Complete this simple online form.
  • We will make contact with you to either make a site visit or arrange to send you sample containers that can be returned to our lab.
  • A written report will be provided to you detailing the results.
  • Depending on the results; we will provide you with the best course of action.