Sewage spill? - Guess again.
Algae? - Yes! - Not in our neighborhood, I hope? - Guess again.
Dark rim? - Yes!- Where? Not in our neighborhood, I hope.
Unfortunately yes. - It's the retention basin behind Discover Court on September 25, 2009.
Back to August 20, 2009
Slime in the retention pond behind Discover Court or
A great way to preserve our property values
Obviously, the grass was cut right to the pond's edge and thrown into the water where it enables algae growth. The black blobs in the second photo from the top are dying algae. The pond had to be treated to avoid an overgrowth of algae.
Wouldn't it be less expensive if the mowers stopped cutting the grass to the water line? I was told that the standard is a buffer of 3 - 5 feet.
Question 1: Who tells them to mow directly to the waterline?
Question 2: Who does NOT tell them to mow only in one direction, the one where the grass gets thrown uphill.
Just one pond? Who cares that the residents of Discover Court don't see many birds in their retention pond.
Oh vey! Another pond?
August 26, 2009
Most of our ponds have algae growth due to grass clippings in the water. This one is off Meandering Trails Boulevard.