Note from the owner/operator Coleman: OK, it’s coming up on the 1-year mark for our weed extraction machine. Many lessons learned and to share. People complain about weed infestation but don’t seem interested in the cost of “cleaning out” the weeds. The usual answer is getting some chemicals to spray or tablets to drop in the water. How about cleaning out waterway weeds without chemicals.
Then you wait. The aquatic foliage on top of the water turns ‘brown’ showing death until they disintegrate and fall to the bottom. The bottom treatment of chemicals rots the roots. The water on the top is void of “weeds”! Yahoo! But stop there.
Despite our wildlife having little brains and no opposing thumbs, they are smart. They DO NOT like this chemical invasion of their domain. Fortunately, the volume of water is usually so vast that plenty of natural habits remain for them to flourish, but what is the number of our little-finned and feathered friends that die from exposure to man-made chemicals in their homes?
Folks, the ONLY safe and effective way to clear weeds from a desired waterway is by mechanical harvesting. Common sense tells us that if you don’t like where something is located then move it! We move it!
Some municipalities, homeowner groups, and property managers chose chemical treatment solutions for economic reasons. It is much cheaper than mechanical harvesting. The effect on the environment is not an immediate concern. The long-term effect is still unproven AND undefendable.
Sure, you say, “You have that opinion since you are promoting your own business!” Not so fast, my friend. If we only use our equipment on our own property, I’m good. We are Florida-born and raised natives with roots in the Seminole Indian tribe. Anything we can do to help preserve our natural habitat is our goal. Besides, I enjoy operating the weed harvester.
Some municipalities have joined us in our quest for naturally clearing the waterways. We are NOT in this business to be the biggest operator, but we already have the corner on being the best operator.
Cleaning Out Waterway Weeds Without Chemicals
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