Aeration choices for lakes and ponds

(Bear with us, this is a long one - but extremely informative for those with pond fountains or contemplating the purchase.)

I’ve never seen a lake or pond that did not benefit enormously from aeration. In fact, aeration is the one expense that[...]

Posted on September 01, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Pond Boss Conference & Expo: a weekend of fishing and fun

What do you get when you combine a fishing tournament with a banquet dinner / silent auction on the beautiful Lake Conroe?

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

New Law will Affect Many North Carolina Lake Dam Owners

“The Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, signed into law on September 20, 2014, requires all owners of high and intermediate hazard dams to submit Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Ever Seen a Freshwater Jelly?

Chad, one of our Service Managers with 25 years of lake management experience, took this interesting photograph of freshwater jellyfish at a lake he was working on this week. There were quite a few of the jellyfish and he said they looked a[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Pond Boss Magazine turns 25!

Anyone with an inkling of passion for lake and pond management would thoroughly enjoy reading “Pond Boss” magazine. It is folksy and fun to read while being incredibly informational. I read every issue cover to cover, not so much because I don’t[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

I am so very thankful

I Am So Very ThankfulFor God's blessings make everything else that I'm thankful for possible.For loved ones that are truly good, well-adjusted people.For Foster Lake & Pond Management team members who are honest, committed, hard-working people[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Hot Topic: Stormwater management

Stormwater runoff from streets, parking areas, roofs and other impervious surfaces has been identified as one of the major sources of pollution in North Carolina streams and lakes.

What to do about this Stormwater runoff?

State and local[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

DIY Lake and Pond Probiotics

Although bacteria and enzyme products have been used by lake and pond managers for years, recent research and development has identified and developed strains of bacteria and enzymes that are much more effective than their former . We began using[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by J. Cricket Read More

love your lakes: remove acidity with lime application

Adding pulverized agricultural lime is the leading remedy for soft (low alkalinity, low hardnessacidic water lakes and is the most overlooked lake management activity in this region. Our soils are often naturally acidic, and along with acidic[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Record Heat Contributes to Fish Kills

Record heat during the summer months has created the warmest lake and pond water we’ve seen this early in the season.

Lakes and ponds are suffering right now!

We have already had to clean up fish kills in several locations. Hot water simply[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More