S W A M P T H I N G LLC
PROFESSIONAL AQUATIC WEED MANAGEMENT
Aquatic Weed Control Services & Removal
Residential and Commercial Dredging Anywhere!
We Care About You & Our Environment
"All Natural- Organic Weed Control"
Our goal is to provide Aquatic Weed Control, Dredging and Aquatic Weed Services (Removal and Prevention of Lake weeds). Using equipment and programs that are safe for your family and the environment. We provide Mechanical and Hydraulic dredging services. Providing dredging for marinas, lake dredging, channels, harbors, commercial ponds/lagoons, Lake Association projects, State, Local goverment and private residential dredging.
Please look at our Aquatic Weed Control equipment/services on the following pages: Aquatic Weed Harvester's, Aquatic Weed Harvesting, Pond & Lake Dredging equipment and other mechanical weed control services. Mechanical Dredging, Hydraulic Dredging, Long Reach Dredging, Suction Dredging and sediment removal systems.
Weed Harvesting, get weeds removed immediately. In most states you do not need a permit for Weed Harvesting. If you are waiting for a herbicide permit but have a problem with aquatic vegetation, don't wait call us and we can remove the weeds, opening boat lanes in canals, through the lake or in back bays--- that are covered in vegetation or algae. We cut the weeds and remove them from your body of water, instant boating access, swimming, fishing. Let the experts REMOVE and CONTROL your pesky LAKE WEEDS. www.swampthing.us
Note: We recently removed 12 trailer loads of aquatic vegetation from a canal by weed harvesting. The trailer holds aquatic weeds in a approximate area of 22 feet long x 5 feet wide x 3 feet high. If you take this area and divide it into a cubic yard it would be approximately 12.22 cubic yards of vegetation. A yard of mulch weights roughtly 300 to 500 pounds per cubic yard. Lets use (for the sake of arqument) 300 x 12 cubic yards = 3,600 pounds. Now lets take the 12 loads x 3,600 pounds this will give you 43,200. If weed harvested you are helping by removing a lot of vegetation mass and helping removing phophates which promote further weed growth. Now, take that same scenario and treat these aquatic weeds 3 times a year and now add all this decomposed vegetation to bottom of your lake. You are overloading your lake/pond with too much nutrients and creating a mucky bottom in most cases. Now do this year after year, what is happening to your body of water!!
Swampthing will Travel almost anywhere for Weed Harvesting, Dredging, Cat-tail Eradication, Phragmites Control, Wetland Restoration, Beach Restoration, Lilly Pad Harvesting and Removal. U.S. and Canada. Even special projects overseas. Private Lakes and Hunt Club. www.Swampthing.us
Dredging the Real Answer to Aquatic Weed Control. Remove years of nutrient rich sediment. Which causes weed growth. Are you too shallow, with a lot of weeds. You need to dredge, add depth which can deter weed growth. You will get less sunlight penetration, less weed growth. Have you been spraying chemicals for years and adding decomposed vegetation to the bottom of the lake, slowly losing depth--better sunlight penetration, adding nutrient rich sediment, possibly causing algae blooms. As the weeds decompose they take oxygen from the water. Again think about dredging as the real answer. You will be able to add depth and remove years of sediment build up. It's the first step to a healthier lake and eliminating your weed problem. We understand some companies first choice is to use chemicals/herbicides but we believe it is not best for the environment! What is it killing? We try to avoid using chemicals when possible. It may seem cheaper in the short term but long term you are adding sediments to the bottom, which will causes you to have to dredge.
Please Read Below Very Important--to the overall health of your Lake, Pond, Channel:
Alternative to Herbicide use: Lake Associations, HOA, Lake Boards are you tired of paying for expensive herbicide and/or chemical treatments without good results. How bad are the weeds still after 2 or 3 treatments a year? Do you get a lot of decay, or mass of floating vegetation that will settle to the lake bottom and a lot that will wash up onto the residents shorelines? This is adding to your problem each year providing more nutrients, for weed growth, ruining fish spawning beds and creating a mucky bottom. Why do think they have warning labels on herbicide treatments, use your own common sense. Use alternative methods to herbicides, use weed harvesting, hydroraking, dredging these are all very healthy alternative methods to herbicide treatment. Think about this for example, during Weed Harvesting you are, cutting the vegetation from the lake, leaving the stem at the bottom (good for fish) and when you remove the bulk of the plant you are instantly opening water ways (not waiting for it to decompose), taking nutrients out of the lake--a healthy balance. But with an herbicide it can decompose the plants, adds to your future weed growth problem, creating muck and nutrients. Think about it, you may have once had clean sandy lake bottom with little weed growth. As you use more herbicides/chemicals, you decompose the vegetation, this is going to go somewhere, then it can start to cover your once clean areas, with a layer of decomposed ogranics overtime. Weeds are going to grow in this area now because of the abundant organics (good soil) that may once had limited weed growth. Also be very careful, too much decomposed vegetation in a body of water after a herbicide treatment can and has caused "fish kills", in a lot of states. Especially a year like this year, you are better off Weed Harvesting and removing the mass of the aquatic vegetation, when you have large amounts of vegetation within the water. Late summer and Fall, a good time to Aquatic Weed Harvest - don't let all the vegetation decompose for next years growth.. Otherwise if you treat a large amount of vegetation with a herbicide, going into end of summer, fall and leading into winter: once the plant starts to decompose it takes valuable oxygen to help the decompose process, which can take away from the fish/aquatic life. But for example if you have a lot of vegetation at the end of the summer, fall (which is coming soon): you are better off Weed Harvesting and removing the mass of the vegetation, rather than allowing it to decomposed within your lake, which can be harmful going into the winter months, you don't want to end up with a big fish kill, come spring. Seeing fish all over your shorelines. Call us today and try something eco-friendly.
Swampthing Eco-Friendly Challenge
Lake Boards, HOA's, Lake Associations, Townships---Stop the old way of thinking. Do something New, make changes now for next season. Don't sign up for the same old Herbicide or Chemical Treatment, is it a wasted effort, you do have great options. Let us put together a complete eco-frienldy program for you. What can it hurt, has your weeds gotten worst, do you now have more sediment/muck, has your budget slowly increased each year, because your current company (Big and Small companies using same bad theories and processes) says the weeds are getting worst, (chemical = decompose plant = more nutrients/sediment = more weed growth) so you need more chemicals?? These companies charging management fees when it should be included in their service. We do not charge you these added fees. If you sign a contract with us we will put a program together for you. We are asking you try something different, that makes some common sense, try our Eco-Friendly approach. Long term you will be helping your lake, the residents that use the lake and the eco-system that is effected by your lake. Every inland lake is destine to fill in, don't try to speed up the process. Try our approach, lets discuss what your current budget is for your aquatic control programs: and we will beat your pricing, in most cases by thousands of dollars. www.swampthing.us . Give us a three year commitment (at a discounted rate) and we will have time to make healthy changes to your lakes, ponds and channel ways. You have been trying herbicides for years, with poor results, adding sediments/ muck to bottom of your Lake and overloading your lake/pond with nutrients. It is time for something new and healthy for everyone. Accept the Swampthing Eco-Friendly Challenge, what do you have to lose, we will give you better pricing (so you will save money) you can always go back to your old ways but you will not want to. (go to lake weed removal page for additional information).
Let us Beat your Current Pricing: for Weed Harvesting, Aquatic Control and Dredging Pricing
We will handle DNR permits, MDEQ permits, Fish and Wildlife permits when choosing our services
Do you have a project that needs done or you want done ASAP: Dredging, Weed Harvesting, Hydro-raking, Clean up projects etc., please contact us at 517-781-6484 and leave a message if after hours. We will contact you the same day, please inform us that this is something you need fast and what date by. We have a team that travels to your location whether it is in MI, IL, OH, IN,WI, TN, KY, GA, SC, NC, FL, CA anywhere. We have offices in other states.
Michigan State University has selected SwampThing.us to remove/control Aquatic Weeds on Lake Ovid, for the Big Ten Championship NCAA on May 1, 2010. For the 2010 season, MSU returns 13 rowers and two coxswains that helped the Green and White finish sixth at the 2009 NCAA National Regatta. Back-to-back Big Ten Champs... MSU earned its second-straight Big Ten title - and third in five seasons - after accumulating 137 points on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio, on May 2, 2009. Both MSU's varsity eight and second varsity eight earned top honors at the event, accounting for 105 of the team's 137 total points, helping them edge second-place Michigan, which finished with 126 points. The Spartans became only the second team in Big Ten Championship history to win back-to-back team titles and the win by the varsity eight also marked the second-straight Big Ten title for that crew as well. The second varsity four and second novice eight also earned medals on the day, each taking home the bronze in their events.
Enbridge (a fortune 500 company) called upon SwampThing.us to help with oil spill clean up efforts on the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, MI. Swampthing felt it was very important to help as much as possible in this Natural Disaster, that was in there home state of Michigan. At first it was thought that the equipment would not be able to get into the river or handle the current. But everyone soon learned because of Swampthings' experienced and professional staff they were able to concur the odds. A lot of men and women worked around the clock to help contain the oil. There were times of intense heat and abnormal conditions, but people from all over the country came together to work towards restoring the Kalamazoo River and the watershed around it. There is still a lot to do, may God watch over these ongoing efforts.
Professional Lake Management (PLM in IN, OH, MI, TN, GA) for Residents, Lake Associations:
All inclusive Aquatic Weed Control Company--one stop. Let a company that cares about you and the environment put a lake plan in place to properly oversee your Aquatic Control Needs and/or Dredging Needs. Too many companies do what is best for thier financial bottom line, we suggest and provide a combination of programs that is best for your body of water, your budget. We care about our customers and the long term health of your lake/pond/canal. Weed Harvesting, Hydro-raking, invasive aquatic weed control, dredging and herbicide control--we don't feel it should be your first choice but can be necessary. We offer solutions that others can't because we have developed specialized equipment for treatment and removal of aquatic weeds. We have it all.
Please note that it is important to maintain and protect Native Aquatic Plants through proper Aquatic Management techniques. We try our best to work with local DNR, DEQ, Lake Boards and Watershed Coordinators to do what is best for each Lakes' Ecosystem.
/This is a Start of a Project .....pictures of AQUATIC WEED CONTROL & REMOVAL-- Hydro-rake
Don't be scared of permits We can handle DEQ/DNR/IDEM or any permits for you. ...End of the Project
Call Swampthing for dredging Ponds, Waste Water Treatment Plants, Lagoons, Hunt Clubs, Golf Courses, Campgrounds, Marinas, Wetland Restoration, Private Lakes we have equipment like no other we can dig anywhere, where others can't. We can get into tight or shallow spots. Look at this equipment and realize we can use it for your special project. We will travel anywhere!
Let us develop a long term program together, that will provide you with improved water quality, cleaner shorelines and lasting scenic beauty. Call someone that cares about you, the environment and not just out to make a quick dollar.
Home Office located in Branch County. Covering all of Michigan, MI, Ohio, OH, Indiana, IN, Kentucky, KY.
New offices in Oxford Georgia --Covering all of Georgia, Tennessee,Tn, South Carolina, SC, North Carolina, NC
Indianapolis Indiana--Covering Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky
DREDGING anywhere --WI, PA, ND, SD, ID, WY, IN, OH, IL, KS, CO, TN, KY and GA. Even out of the Country.
We have 60 foot Long Reach dredging & excavating equipment to handle ponds, channels, shoreline restoration and lakefront dredging projects.
Our lakes, our ponds and our rivers are a great natural resource that we can't afford to abuse. We want to work together on creating healthy lakes, rivers and shorelines for future generations to enjoy. Dredging in South Carolina
Does your Lake front look like this in the summer...... Let us Weed Harvest the AQUATIC WEEDS for you
AQUATIC WEEDS unloading from the Weed Harvester to a trailer and then we take them to farmers fields for excellent organic fertilizer.
Important for you to read:
Note: We recently removed 12 trailer loads of aquatic vegetation from a canal by weed harvesting. The trailer holds aquatic weeds in a approximate area of 22 feet long x 5 feet wide x 3 feet high. If you take this area and divide it into a cubic yard it would be approximately 12.22 cubic yards of vegetation. A yard of mulch weights roughtly 300 to 500 pounds per cubic yard. Lets use (for the sake of arqument) 300 x 12 cubic yards = 3,600 pounds. Now lets take the 12 loads x 3,600 pounds this will give you 43,200. If weed harvested you are helping by removing a lot of vegetation mass and helping removing phophates which promote further weed growth. Now, take that same scenario and treat these aquatic weeds 3 times a year and now add all this decomposed vegetation to bottom of your lake. You are overloading your lake/pond with too much nutrients and creating a mucky bottom in most cases. Now do this year after year, what is happening to your body of water!! One pound of phosphate can support 1100 pounds of algae growth. Look at loads above.
We also manually remove lake weeds in those hard to reach areas. Which the majority of
companies are not willing to do. It's Hard Work! Sometimes this is needed before laying down products like Aqua Screen, lakebottomblanket or Aqua Blanket. Prevent lake weed growth--naturally/eco-friendly.
So please take a look at all of our great AQUATIC WEEDS SERVICES and allow us to keep your
lake front or pond looking great all summer long.
SPECIAL AQUATIC SERVICES LIKE: HYDRO RAKING
Why Hydro raking: Dig/Remove Lake Weeds Roots. Remove unwanted lakeweeds, remove the tubers in the soil, less chance for regrowth. Giving yo a more long term solution. Best enviromental alternative to aquatic herbicides or chemical application.
Clean canals, Ponds, Lakes, Marinas--Take out large Aquatic weed root systems. Also new weedmaster technology to remove invasive plants.
Remove shoreline aquatic weeds on the lake or in your pond.
Let us dig you a path, add depth-- this is an excellent Aquatic Service.
Swampthing.us your Hydro raking and AQUATIC WEED CONTROL experts.
Remove those lily pads that are taken over your lake and ponds.
LILLY PAD ROOT SYSTEMS
PRIVATE LAKE AND POND SPECIALISTS--EXCELLENT SERVICE AT A GREAT PRICE-
EMAIL US AND SIGN UP NOW FOR WEED HARVESTING WE HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SPOTS AND TIME DURING THE SUMMER.
DREDGING/MUCK REMOVAL AND SHORELINE WORK-- NOW IS THE TIME TO GET PERMITS IN TO HAVE THEM APPROVED FOR SUMMER WORK. We will handle the DNR/DEQ permits for you, part of our package.
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Aquatic Weed Control and Dredging services. Please look our other pages for dredging, Phragmites removal and control. With the amount of lakes that are in the area dates fill up quickly. So please plan ahead so we can take care of all of your dredging and aquatic weed control needs. Lake associations sign up early for next year. www.swampthing.us
Thank you and we look forward to a great summer out on the lake
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