Serving the State of Florida Since 1992

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Full-Service Lake, Pond, & Wetland Management in South Florida

The Boynton Beach office is the main location for the Palm Beach area. The Boynton Beach office is the headquarters at Lake and Wetland Management. We like to train all of our staff to ensure quality maintenance and knowledge of lakes, wetlands, and other environmental factors. All of our staffing is done at the main office in Boynton Beach. Our staff from Boynton Beach may help out other locations around Florida also.

 

For the most professional environmental services for lakes, ponds, & wetlands in South Florida, contact us today at (561) 220 – 4380 for a free site survey and estimate.

Our Lake & Pond Maintenace Services in Boynton Beach

Lake and Wetland Management provides a variety of environmental services in Boynton Beach, FL including:

Our Native Plant Nursery Services in Boynton Beach

This location holds our plant nursery where we grow native aquatic and land plants. We use this nursery to install native plants in areas that have been overgrown with exotic plants. Having native plants installed in lakes and wetlands are important and beneficial to the ecosystem of the area.

Native plants have been decreasing at a large rate. The can decrease by having the area overgrown with exotic plants. Once the exotic species have taken over the native plants area, all of the exotic plants must be pulled out from the roots and then the area must be sprayed to keep them from growing back. Then Lake and Wetlands takes native plants from our nursery and installs them in the areas where needed.

Importance of Florida’s Native Plants

Having native plants instead of non-invasive plants in south Florida is beneficial in many ways to the ecosystem. With native plant species brings native animals that feed of the plants or live in them. Loss of a species will carry out the loss within other species as well. When there is an abundance of native species, the ecosystem for be more vibrant and healthy.

About Boynton Beach, Florida

Despite being the third-largest city in Palm Beach County and home to roughly 80,000 residents, Boynton Beach maintains its small-town feel. Just north of Delray Beah and south of Palm Beach, Boynton Beach offers plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors, including salt and fresh water fishing, paddle-boarding, swimming, and kayaking from one of the many parks in the area.

As is typical in South Florida, summers in Boynton Beach are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy, with summer rains rolling in about mid-afternoon on most days. The short winters are mostly comfortable, windy, humid, and partly cloudy.

History of Boynton Beach

Former American Civil War major Nathan Boynton arrived in the area that became a city bearing his name in 1894, two years earlier than the completion of the Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad. Boynton was enchanted by the area’s pristine beaches, sunny weather, and natural beauty. He built the Boynton Hotel and stayed there during the harsh winters of his native Port Huron, Michigan.

Early residents soon realized that a plethora of fruit and vegetables grew readily in the South Florida climate. Mangoes, citrus, pineapples, and tomatoes were packed and shipped on the newly completed railroad to Americans throughout the country eager for these exotic fruits. In May of 1911, Boynton died in Port Huron, but his hotel remained until 1925.

The city that would become Boynton Beach was originally founded as the Town of Boynton in September of 1898, and it was officially incorporated in 1920. In 1931, part of the community broke away from the town and used the name Boynton Beach. This community changed its name to Ocean Ridge in 1939, and in 1941 the Town of Boynton was subsequently renamed Boynton Beach.

By 1926 the Seaboard Air Line Railway had a stop in the city, known simply as Boynton, sparking increased development about a mile west of the ocean near the Seaboard train station. This development included Lake Boynton Estates, the first planned subdivision in the town. As land became increasingly valuable, more subdivisions popped up in areas along Federal Highway and the Intracoastal Waterway. Numerous dairies in the western part of the city became the primary milk suppliers for Palm Beach County. Over time, the dairies became less profitable and the land more valuable, so it was converted into housing.

Development of Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park

In 1921 the land for Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park was acquired by the city, and a beach casino was built, featuring a dining hall, showers, and locker rooms as a space for social gatherings and parties. The casino was destroyed in 1967, and the property became part of the park.

Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park has enjoyed popularity with visitors and residents. The park was renovated in the mid-1990s, and the boardwalk was rebuilt with materials made from recycled plastic. The Palm Beach Post voted the park Palm Beach County’s best family beach in 2001. The boardwalk was again renovated in 2011, and the recycled plastic was replaced with ipe wood (Brazilian walnut). Additional improvements to the buildings and bathrooms on the boardwalk were made in 2012.

Lake & Pond Management in Boynton Beach, Florida

Like many areas of the state, tourists visit Boynton Beach to enjoy its natural areas, lakes, rivers, and beaches. In addition, Boynton Beach contains numerous communities that feature lakes on their grounds. Lake management is required to ensure these water bodies are managed and maintained to preserve their health and beauty. Lake and pond management in Boynton Beach, Florida by professionals can keep the cities lakes in good health.

Having native plants instead of non-invasive plants in south Florida is beneficial in many ways to the ecosystem. With native plant species brings native animals that feed of the plants or live in them. Loss of a species will carry out the loss within other species as well. When there is an abundance of native species, the ecosystem for be more vibrant and healthy.

The Environment & Climate in Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach area is close to the east coast of Florida and is more in the southern region. This climate is different compared to Florida’s northern regions. Florida has more non-native species than anywhere else in the world. This may be from birds traveling south in the winter, people releasing their animals or plants into the wild, or come from the coast. Approximately 31% of the plant species are non-native and 10% are invasive.

In South Florida, it is more common to have invasive plants enter into the regions. One of the most invasive plants in Florida is Melaleuca. Melaeuca has invaded more than 488,800 acres which is around 50 acres a day.

One of Florida’s most commonly referred to directional regions, South Florida, comprises the southernmost part of the State. It begins in Jupiter, encompasses Broward, Dade, and Monroe counties as well as and the interior region known as the Glades.

South Florida, home of the Everglades, is the only part of the continental United States with a tropical climate. This means higher year-round temperatures and two main seasons, a dry season and a wet season. The annual temperature range is very narrow, and the heat and sun can be intense. Because of the abundant precipitation and high temperatures, the majority of plant life grows year-round.

Although the Everglades’ headwaters begin in Kissimmee, a large portion of the Everglades, including National Everglades Park, is located in South Florida. Water from the Kissimmee River enters Lake Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in Florida, and leaves it to form a slow-moving river flowing southward to the Florida Bay.

History of South Florida

Shortly after Florida’s 1845 entry as the 27th State in the union, Miami began to show the beginnings of becoming a city. The Homestead Act of 1822 offered acres of free land to people who would live on it for a minimum of five years. In 1870, William Brickell landed in Miami, and his daughter, Julia Tuttle, fell in love with the area when visiting her father in 1875, although it would be sixteen years before she returned.

Meanwhile, Henry Flagler arrived in Florida in the late 1800s, hoping the warm weather would improve the health of his wife. He built a railroad down the east coast of Florida to what is known as Palm Beach, named for the abundance of Palm Trees in the area and the sparkling beaches nearby. Julia Tuttle, now a full-time resident of Miami, convinced Flagler to extend the tracks to Miami.

Named after William Lauderdale, who commanded the first of three forts built in the area in the 1830s, the City of Fort Lauderdale’s development didn’t begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned. The arrival of Frank Stranahan, who operated a ferry across the New River, paired with the completion of the East Coast Railroad’s route to the area in 1896, spurred the city’s development. Its first major growth occurred during the 1920’s Florida land boom. During World War II, Fort Lauderdale became an important U.S. Naval base. After the war ended, service members came back to the area, sparking an explosion in population that rivaled the 1920’s boom.

As Fort Lauderdale was booming, Palm Beach County was created in 1909 and named after its first city, Palm Beach. The county was carved out of what was, that the time, a part of northern Dade county. In 1915, the then southern part of Palm Beach County became the northern part of Broward County. Flagler’s influence was critical to the county’s development, and architect Addison Mizner was responsible for the area’s Mediterranean flair.

Lake & Pond Management in South Florida

Between the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee to the west and the Ocean to the east, the water issues of South Florida are incredibly complex. Although South Florida has seen many land booms, it has also carved out specific natural areas to maintain wetlands, lakes, and ponds for its residents and visitors to enjoy. In an area dotted with both natural and man-made water bodies on golf courses and in communities, professional lake and pond management in South Florida is a must.

Zip Codes for Areas Served in South Florida

  • 33012
  • 33186
  • 33411
  • 33024
  • 33157
  • 33311
  • 34953
  • 33023
  • 33313
  • 33027
  • 33064
  • 33063
  • 33415
  • 33321
  • 33436

Lake & Pond Maintenance Services We Offer in the Boynton Beach

Lake Management

lake-management

border grass and aquatic weeds is required to maintain optimum flow for storm water storage and to improve aesthetic appeal.

Littoral Shelf Maintenance

Littoral-Shelf-Maintenance

Littoral zones are the plant life that is surrounding the lake and wetland. They add nutrients and life to the wetland. We maintain these zones, or install them if they are needed.

Wetland Management

A wetland is a complex ecosystem that is filled with hundreds of organisms that contribute to the life of a wetland. Wetlands will be managed by specialists for the best results.

Fish Stocking

fish-stocking

Fish stocking is done for recreational purposes such as recreational fishing and food. We restock fish using research and examination of fish that will only enhance the quality of the lake.

Erosion Control & Shoreline Restoration

We specialize in shoreline erosion and restoration. Shoreline erosion is common in Florida & is essential to restore the shoreline when needed. Shoresox is the best solution for restoring shorelines.

Fountain & Aeration Systems Installation/Maintenance

Fountain-&-Aeration-Systems-Installation-Maintenance

Lake fountains do more than add beauty, they aerate the water and prevent algae blooms. They also help with oxygen levels & improve the life of the fish and vegetation in the lake.

Native Plant Nursery & Installation

native-plant-nursery-installation

Native plants are important to the ecosystem of a natural area. We have knowledge of these plants and will install them where they are needed to contribute to a more quality ecosystem.

Mosquito & Midge Larvae Control

fish-stocking

Controlling mosquitoes and midges is essential for lakeside residents. Lake and Wetland Management, Inc. provides mosquito and midge larvae control via the use of proven larvicides.