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A well maintained waterfront boost property values.

A well maintained waterfront boost property values.

The housing market is booming! First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. You only get one chance to make an impact on your potential buyers and bring them through the front door. Sprucing up your curb appeal and lakefront does...

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Common Florida Invasive Water Weeds

Common Florida Invasive Water Weeds

Florida is known for its stunning sparkling waterways, both on the coast and inland as well. Florida residents and visitors can enjoy many water activities such as boating, fishing, and water sports. If you live on a waterfront, you know the rewards are great, but it comes with more maintenance than...

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Here is why it is important to keep your waterfront clean.

Here is why it is important to keep your waterfront clean.

When most people think of Florida, they think of water. reIt generally surroundbys us, and we all know someone with lake-front property or something water adjacent. It’s also important to keep those waterways/waterfronts clean and looking good. But why is that so important? What other benefits to the environment could come from having a clean waterfront? Here you will find many reasons why nice and tidy waterfront can help our environment. 
  • No garbage in our lakes! We’ve all seen images online of trash openly floating in what was once beautiful waterways, and this is something that can be stopped by us. Cleaning up your  waterfronts will keep your private area clean, but even visiting a local park and picking up loose trash near the shore of a pond or lake and disposing of it can make a big difference. It also can lower the risk of any water-life coming into contact with foreign items.
  • Keep the tall grass low. Keeping your lawn manicured makes a great first impression, but if you own waterfront property and don’t keep up with your backyard - what does that say? Keeping the weeds away and the tall grass not so tall will ensure you know how to take care of your property, and it also reduces the amount of animal life hiding in those overgrown areas. Florida is no stranger to big snakes and of course, gators, who like to hide in those wet areas. This will keep them away from your home and keep you out of risk. 
  • Wildlife thrives on a clean waterfront. Keeping the big snakes and gators away is essential, but keeping a tidy and clean waterfront also allows for the right kind of animals to enjoy your waterfront with you. Various fish and amphibious creatures thrive on the fragile ecosystem in our waterways, and a clean waterfront is a welcome home for this type of wildlife. 
Keeping a clean waterfront is the right thing to do to ensure your property looks its best and is  not harmto any other creatures, no matter how small. Keep our environment clean and your waterfront looking pristine! Professional Waterfront Cleanup can help you make your waterfront clean and safe. Contact our experts today for a free quote. 

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How to Deal with Love Bugs in Central Florida.

How to Deal with Love Bugs in Central Florida.

Twice a year - each May and September, we Floridians get to experience that “oh so lovely” love bug season. Generally seen flying around in pairs, locked in an amorous embrace, these slow-moving creatures happen upon us these seasons for about an estimated...

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Give your waterfront a makeover with the right aquatic plants.

Give your waterfront a makeover with the right aquatic plants.

Florida’s lake front landscapes are among the most precious in the country. With Florida’s unique tropical atmosphere (and rare freezes), specific plants need to be included in an aquatic plant lakefront scheme to stay lush and green the entire year. Among these, include:

The aquatic plant...

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New Website to Help Monitor Florida Water Quality.

New Website to Help Monitor Florida Water Quality.

Algae blooms have become problematic over the last few years for Florida's waterways.  These blooms can choke off fragile aquatic ecosystems and wreak havoc on the water quality throughout the state. That is why Governor DeSantis announced a new website to keep the public informed on the health...

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Boating safety tips in Central Florida.

Boating safety tips in Central Florida.

There are few places more beautiful to enjoy nature's beauty and wildlife than on the waterways of Florida.  While you're boating, you're likely to run into longtime residents of the waterways– alligators and other wildlife. If you do, follow these tips to stay safe while enjoying boating...

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Waterfront cleanup is not a DIY job and here's why.

Waterfront cleanup is not a DIY job and here's why.

Central Florida is filled with gorgeous waterways and even has an appropriately named county, Lake County, named after all the lakes and rivers that are within its borders.  If you are lucky enough to live in a waterfront home, you know that it is a magical place like no other. Our lakes are home to...

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These mosquitoes don’t bite.

These mosquitoes don’t bite.

They are swarming around your neighborhoods and do not bite; however, they are in a massive amount of numbers everywhere.  Unlike mosquitoes, blind mosquito females don't bite nor do they carry diseases. These insects are called blind mosquitoes. You may find it surprising, though, that not only...

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What is Hydrilla?

What is Hydrilla?

Cleaning up waterfronts are more than just cutting the grass away and pulling up branches.  A lot of our job includes finding ways to remove invasive plants that cripple the fragile eco-system. One of the plants we seemed to be continually battling is Hydrilla.

Hydrilla is found in freshwater and...

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Is aquatic herbicide spraying safe for my waterfront?

Is aquatic herbicide spraying safe for my waterfront?

When you see someone in a personal protection equipment suit (PPE) you generally think what they are doing is dangerous.  You may also wonder whether or not the product is a risk to your family and animals.

Aquatic herbicides are very highly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They...

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What makes PWC stand out above the rest?

What makes PWC stand out above the rest?

Florida is known for many, many acres of beautiful land.  A lot of this land has some waterfront properties, and when it comes to settling down, a home looks mighty nice with a lake view. But how does a homeowner keep their waterfront properties looking nice? That's where Professional Waterfront Cleanup,...

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Add some Spring bling to your waterfront.

Add some Spring bling to your waterfront.

The birds are singing, butterflies are fluttering, and flowers are budding up out of the Earth.  The air is warm, and Spring is finally here! For months the grass has been brown and not a colorful blossom in sight. Now is the time to dust off your garden tools and turn your landscape into blooming...

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Why are retention ponds so prevalent in Florida?

Why are retention ponds so prevalent in Florida?

By: Nicole Stevens

Florida, known as the Sunshine State, has a notoriously rainy wet season. 

Anyone who's lived in Florida long enough can tell you, late summer and early fall brings record-breaking rainfalls each year. On average, a wet season in Florida can bring 70 inches of rain! With all...

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Can a clean waterfront help keep snakes and alligators away?

Can a clean waterfront help keep snakes and alligators away?

Like every other living creature on the planet, snakes and alligators seek a steady food supply and safe shelter. So, it only makes sense that to control the presence of snakes and alligators near your waterfront, sources of food and shelter must be controlled first. 

Snakes and alligators love...

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Five secrets to enjoy your backyard canal.

Five secrets to enjoy your backyard canal.

If you're the lucky owner of land with a backyard canal, you know the enjoyment that comes from living near wildlife and the wealth of flora and fauna that are truly a splendor to behold. 

If your backyard canal is overgrown or filled with muck, however, you probably want to discover ways to improve...

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Why do we need to keep stormwater retention ponds clean?

Why do we need to keep stormwater retention ponds clean?

Whether you are an individual property owner, an HOA representative or a commercial property manager, routine maintenance prolongs the life of your stormwater retention pond, improves its appearance, prevents flooding and other property damage and enhances the ecosystems of local streams and lakes. ...

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Here is the best way to remove Spanish moss.

Here is the best way to remove Spanish moss.

While Spanish moss causes no harm to the tree upon which it resides, many homeowners desire it's removal for aesthetic reasons or for fear that too much of the moss will shield sunlight from reaching the grass or a garden beneath a tree. 

In any case, the complete removal of Spanish moss (especially...

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Professional Waterfront Cleanup Featured In Lake & Sumter Style Magazine

Professional Waterfront Cleanup Featured In Lake & Sumter Style Magazine

If you're out and about throughout Lake or Sumter County during the month of August, make sure you're on the lookout for the magazine rack containing this month's edition of Lake & Sumter Style Magazine featuring an awesome write-up of Professional Waterfront Cleanup. So make sure you pick up a copy,...

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Why would I paint a porch patio blue?

Why would I paint a porch patio blue?

Whether they're painted the palest of powder blues or various shades of cobalt, aqua, teal, periwinkle or gray - blue porches are popular everywhere, and you may find the reasons behind them (which vary by region) surprising. 

In the Northwest United States, blue porch ceilings became popular when...

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Alligator mating season is one date you don't want to crash.

Alligator mating season is one date you don't want to crash.

Spring is here and this month is gator mating season. This annual rite coincides with the dry season that causes a lot of water holes to dry up and for gators to travel further than normal looking for love. 

"Since the inception of the Everglades, which was 10,000 or 20,000 years ago, the mating season...

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Spring 2017 Florida Drought Forecast.

Spring 2017 Florida Drought Forecast.

For a state that receives around 58 inches of rain annually, a discussion of drought in Florida might appear to be of little relevance. Drought is a part of our climate, however, just like hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and tornadoes. Unlike the other hazards that affect the state, droughts can...

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Why Golf Course Ponds Should Always Stay on Par.

Why Golf Course Ponds Should Always Stay on Par.

Golf is arguably Florida's most popular and is enjoyed by residents and tourists of all ages, all year long. Players expect pristine landscape and rolling hills of beautifully manicured scenery when they enjoy their favorite pastime. Because of the many golf courses to choose from throughout Central...

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Getting Ski Beach Ready For Fun!

Getting Ski Beach Ready For Fun!

Professional Waterfront Cleanup was recently honored with being awarded the extraordinary job of helping to rejuvenate Leesburg's own Ski Beach at Venetian Gardens! In years gone by, Ski Beach served as a hub of activity for families to enjoy our beautiful lakefront area in Leesburg. But sadly, over...

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Is Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Safe for My Waterfront?

Is Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Safe for My Waterfront?

At first glance, the sight of someone spraying a bright blue liquid into the water may seem ominous - especially when the person spraying is wearing a personal protection equipment suit (PPE). Commonly, folks automatically assume that dangerous chemicals are going into their water and wonder whether...

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What are Blind Mosquitoes?

What are Blind Mosquitoes?

Insects that appear to be mosquitoes are swarming around neighborhoods and are called blind mosquitoes. You may find it surprising, though, that not only are they not blind, they aren’t even mosquitoes, but are members of the fly family. Unlike mosquitoes, blind mosquito females don’t bite nor do...

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Alligator Hunting Season: What you need to know.

Alligator Hunting Season: What you need to know.

Note: Alligator hunters are responsible for reading and complying with all provisions of Commission rules. Those rules can be found at MyFWC.com/Alligator and clicking on“Alligator Regulations.”

How can I hunt?...

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Leave Tree Trimming to the Professionals.

Leave Tree Trimming to the Professionals.

These days, most homeowners are trying to pinch a few pennies– and many prefer to take matters into their own hands. When there is a leaky roof or a tree that needs to be cut down, you might be tempted to handle it yourself instead of paying for professional services. However, just because it’s...

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The scoop on Florida's algae bloom.

The scoop on Florida's algae bloom.

Many Floridians are unaware that a “guacamole-thick” toxic algae has been strangling our state’s waterways and polluting our beaches since late June. The Army Corps of Engineers have spent months siphoning off water that is rich in nutrients from Lake Okeechobee in a preservation effort.

By...

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Why Storm Water Retention Ponds are so Important in Florida.

Why Storm Water Retention Ponds are so Important in Florida.

With daily storms from May through October and as much as 70 inches of rainfall a year during Florida’s wet season, it can cause a lot of damage if the water doesn’t have somewhere to go. This is why retention ponds are so essential to this tropical state.

Retention ponds are basins that catch runoff...

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Alligator Safety Tips.

Alligator Safety Tips.

In light of the recent tragedy at Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon, much has been speculated over regarding what either Disney or the family involved could have done to prevent the alligator attack. Most Florida natives and long term residents have a general familiarity with alligator safety basics,...

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The Importance of Florida's Wetlands

The Importance of Florida's Wetlands

Most people who don't live in Florida probably think of endless beaches and Mickey Mouse when they think of the Sunshine state. For the folks who actually live here, especially in Central Florida, we see our state a lot differently. Living in Central Florida we appreciate the value of our lakes and...

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The Benefits Of a Clean Waterfront

The Benefits Of a Clean Waterfront

Living in Central Florida we are privileged to enjoy a vast array of stunning water ways that are a source of unlimited potential. Our lakes, canals and rivers are homes for thousands of aquatic wildlife. It doesn't take long to driving down the road to spot sunlight glimmering off the surface of one...

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    Thank you so much to PWC for the amazing work done in our lake, working hard for the past 6 months. Finally we can sit and enjoy the lake view! Amazing company, Amazing staff, 100% recommend. Maria T Caruso

    Maria Tovar-Caruso
    March 18, 2021

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    Recent Project

    Babies R' Us

    Commercial Retention Ponds

    PWC performed a retention pond clearing and regrading for a big box store in Orlando. First, we drained the pond so we could fix the intake system. Then, we regraded the pond and replaced the sod surrounding the pond.