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A stormwater pond or retention basin can give your property valued security and protection from the effects of a hard rainfall. This strategically constructed pool is designed to collect water from rain and slowly release it at a managed rate that does not cause erosion or flooding. While retention ponds are an excellent solution for flood prevention, they have a critical demand for regular maintenance if you want them to work. In fact, if you own a retention pond, you know that you must pass regular inspections from county or city authorities.

What Happens During Retention Pond Maintenance?

What does your pond need to have or show to pass an inspection? If you are up to date on your wet pond maintenance duties, you shouldn’t have to worry. Retention pond maintenance from a Mobile Joe’s Landscaping expert can include the following tasks:

Mowing the Embankment
You need grass and plants around your retention pond to filter stormwater pollutants. However, this vegetation shouldn’t be overgrown, as this can attract pests as well as catch debris and woody growth that will compromise the flow of water.

Erosion Control
Most retention ponds have a sloped hill that causes the water to flow in one specific area. Over time, this can cause erosion and lead to sediment filtering into your pond. Your maintenance service may include backfilling the slope or bank with soil and providing a covering to prevent future erosion.

Sediment Removal
It is almost inevitable for your retention pond to collect sediment over time, especially on the stone that is there to prevent erosion. To avoid grass and weeds growing in your pond, it is important to clean the sediment off the stone and reset it.

Schedule Your Retention Pond Maintenance

How often should you have your pond professionally serviced? The easiest way to avoid a retention pond inspection failure is to schedule routine maintenance four times a year. It is important to know that retention pond maintenance is best left up to the professionals since mowing the sloped embankment with heavy equipment can be dangerous. Furthermore, a special certification is required to inspect for cracks and repair damage. Toxic gas build-up can also exist in this area and appropriate tools are needed to measure oxygen levels and evaluate safety.

Call Mobile Joe’s Landscaping today to schedule your retention pond maintenance near Cumming.

Posted on behalf of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM