Owning a lake means you’ll have extra work to do when the seasons change. Weeds love to grow underwater, and if they’re left alone, they can quickly take over your lake. By cleaning up your lake routinely and regularly removing invasive species and weeds, your lake will stay in better condition for longer.
Harvesting for Central Florida lake cleanup isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have the right tools or equipment for the job. Fortunately, with our professional services, it’s possible to get your lake cleaned in an effective and environmentally friendly way.
Why Should You Clean Up Your Lake?
Aquatic weeds will quickly overrun your lake and create an unlivable environment for other aquatic species. Routine cleanup is crucial in properly caring for your lake, and there are many different ways to go about this.
The most environmentally friendly way to treat and remove weeds is through harvesting. There are no dangerous chemicals involved, and any pets and natural wildlife that live nearby won’t be in danger if they come across the treated area.
Harvesting weeds is a safe and efficient way to clean up your lake without leaving lasting damage to the area. It’s quick and can be done professionally by us, so you don’t have to do it yourself. After all, not everyone has the time to dedicate to weeding out an entire lake and then cleaning up the discarded weeds.
Manual Harvesting vs. Mechanical Harvesting
There are two main types of harvesting: manual and mechanical. Here’s a quick look at each.
As you would expect, manually harvesting is done by hand. Certain tools may be used to help facilitate the cleanup, but you won’t find any heavy machinery or professional-grade mechanical tools involved.
Mechanical harvesting involves heavier machinery and tools. As professionals, we use special harvesting boats such as Weedoo harvesters to remove aquatic weeds and clean up your lake.
Although mechanical harvesting does use machinery, it’s still an environmentally friendly option. Unlike aquatic herbicides that kill weeds in the water, mechanical harvesters remove the weeds in a way that won’t poison the water. Fish, ducks, and other aquatic species can continue to safely live, breed, and swim in the water since mechanical harvesting doesn’t use dangerous chemicals.
Why Choose Mechanical Harvesting?
Both manual and mechanical harvesting are safe for the environment, so you don’t have to worry about one being better than the other in that regard. Mechanical harvesting, though, is more popular because it’s quicker and simply more effective.
Most professional mechanical harvesters will use a Weedoo boat to pull up aquatic weeds. The Weedoo is essentially a bulldozer that floats and uses a clipper tool instead of a bucket to scoop. Weedoo boats are great for harvesting aquatic weeds because they can both cut the weeds out and scoop them up onto the boat’s platform before being deposited on the lakeshore.
Weedoo harvesters are incredibly thorough and won’t ruin the bottom of your lake by aggressively ripping and tearing up weeds. Instead, thanks to the clipper tool, the weeds are cut up and removed safely so that neither the lake nor the wildlife in it or nearby is harmed in the process.
With our Weedoo harvesters being used to remove weeds, you can rest assured that your lake is in good hands. Weedoo boats were specifically made to remove aquatic weeds from lakes, rivers, and ponds, so there’s no better equipment for the job.
Cleaning up your lake is a crucial part of your ownership. As aquatic weeds grow and take over the water, it can become hard for the natural wildlife to live and breathe. By taking advantage of our professional services, you can clear your lake of invasive weeds and give the nearby wildlife a better quality of life.