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How to Clean Your Lakefront in an Eco-friendly Way

When you purchase a home on one of Central Florida’s lakes, you dream of a clear shoreline perfect for fishing off of your dock and a relaxing beach area where you can dip your toes in the water on a hot day. But that’s not always the case for homeowners with a lakefront, as invasive species can muddy these waters.

Before installation

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, hydrilla is a submerged, perennial aquatic plant that is known as “the world’s worst invasive aquatic plant” due to its rapid growth and ability to take over a body of water. Native to Asia, it was first brought to the United States to sell as an aquarium plant. It has since spread in Florida’s habitats through the dumping of plants from aquariums into lakes and streams.

Hydrilla, along with other weeds and muck, can damage shoreline views, making lakefront living a little less enjoyable. Shorething Florida works with homeowners to clean their shoreline in a responsible way that is also affordable and eco-friendly.

The cleaning process begins with the installation of a robotic arm on the homeowner’s dock. It moves from side to side as it removes unwanted weeds, muck and invasive vegetation from the water. What’s left behind is a clean, sandy bottom for your family to enjoy all year-round.

2 days after installation

Shorething Florida provides the fastest, easiest and safest way for homeowners to clean their lakefront with no expensive crews or giant rigs and, most importantly, no hazardous chemicals that could harm the ecosystem. No permit is needed to utilize this system within 50 feet of the shoreline.

“Within just a couple of weeks, the weeds and muck that have plagued our shoreline had been replaced with a white, sandy bottom,” says Steve Gomen, a Windermere resident. “My family can enjoy our beautiful lake once again, and we couldn’t be happier.”

2 weeks after installation

Summer is right around the corner, so there’s no better time than now to get started with cleaning your lake shore so you can enjoy your beautiful Central Florida lake during the hottest months of the year.

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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