Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I contact Southern Aquatics & Construction Inc.?
Southern Aquatics & Construction Inc. strives for customer satisfaction in every job we do. By having the necessary equipment and knowledgeable expertise, you can count on us to help navigate any project you may have. From land to water, we do it all!
How will I know when to call Southern Aquatics & Construction Inc.?
When you are wanting to enhance your property to its fullest potential, we offer a variety of services to accomplish whatever you want to create – or renovate!
- Environmental Enhancements – Bring a natural balance back with beneficial enzymes, water colorants and aeration – because cleaner waters make healthier ecosystems.
- Utilization of Waterways – Removing vegetation, algae and muck enables access to better swim areas, greater fishing opportunities and improved vessel navigation.
- Aesthetic Upgrades – Elevate your views with unobstructed shorelines and add your own personalization with a uniquely designed fountain and lighting.
- Discourage Unwanted Wildlife – Overgrown vegetation can make an ideal habitat for snakes and alligators. Tidying up shorelines will improve safety for your peace of mind.
- Pond Work – Whether you are wanting to establish a new pond or reclaim your existing one, we are able to accommodate any request.
- Earthworks – We have the heavy equipment options to execute any land clearing or property improvement, from site clearing to forestry mulching.
What area does Southern Aquatics & Construction Inc. cover?
We are based in Citrus County, FL, and proudly service the state of Florida.
What is the cost of the services provided by Southern Aquatics & Construction Inc.?
Trust that we have you, our client, in mind with our competitive pricing. However, different variables affect the overall cost of each job.
Who requires Southern Aquatics & Construction Inc.?
Any property owner in the state of Florida wanting to enhance their landscapes and waterways. Private Homeowners, Agricultural / Farmers, Golf Courses, Apartment Complexes, and HOA’s are just some of our previous types of customers.
Do I need a permit?
Our office will be more than happy to provide information and assist in the process if permitting is required.
What are the common aquatic plants that can be found in Florida?
These dense mats of vegetation aggressively grow and crowd native aquatic plant species. If they’re not removed immediately, they can cause a decline in water quality and damage fish and wildlife habitats.
Also known as common cattails, these perennial aquatic plants often thrive in shorelines and shallow water.
These highly invasive aquatic plants are often seen floating on the surface of waterways. They form dense mats of vegetation that quickly spread and cover bodies of water, which causes stagnation.
They’re another common and very invasive floating weed found in Florida waterways. These large mats of vegetation can spread quickly and cover the entire surface of bodies of water.
Hydrilla is often confused with the native Elodea and non-native Egeria. While the former may be smaller in size compared to the latter, it’s still considered one of the harmful aquatic pests. The Hydrilla grows rapidly and forms surface mats that hinder the growth of other native plants.
Also known as the Yellow Pond Lily, the spatterdock is a perennial, herbaceous, emergent aquatic plant. They are yellow in color and often flower just above the water’s surface.
The water hyacinth originates from South America but has also become a non-native aquatic plant species in North America. It usually grows in ponds, streams, and ditches, forming thick mats of vegetation. This plant is known to be very aggressive and invasive, which is why it needs to be removed before it covers an entire waterway. Otherwise, the water hyacinth will cause oxygen depletion and possible fish kills.
The water lily is the most common aquatic plant species found in ponds, lakes, slow streams, and ditches.
The wild taro is considered an agricultural weed in Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Due to the purposeful or accidental movement of vegetative fragments, they can also be found along the shorelines of Florida.
If you’re interested in learning more about invasive plants, you may browse through these helpful resources:
Common Problems Caused by Invasive Plants
- Stunted Fish Population
- Navigation Restrictions
- Extreme Oxygen Depletion
- Loss of Recreational Uses
- Accelerated Sedimentation
- Reduction in Property Values