In the south, some of the most productive trophy fishing ponds and lakes achieve that status by maintaining good water quality and by improving pond productivity through proper pond fertilization. A fertilization program stimulates phytoplankton growth which is the base of the food chain in your pond. Having more food available to the fish improves the growth rates and the maximum sizes of your fish. One of the first considerations before adding fertilization to your pond management program is whether your pond or lake will require an application of agricultural limestone. Depending on the soil type at your location, your pond may require the application of agricultural lime to neutralize the acidity of the soil.
We use water alkalinity as the measure for lime requirements. If needed, lime is delivered in bulk to the pond site and applied using a front-end loader and a barge. The barge spreads the lime over the accessible surface of the pond. Call today to set up a free water test to determine if your pond needs lime.