Most new homeowners seem to want to cut trees down between the house and the lake when they first buy a property. I STRONGLY urge you live with what you have for a full year first. I can’t count the number of homeowners that came back to me and said “I wish I had left […]
What Happens When Autumn Leaves Fall in the Lake?
While falling leaves blanket the ground during autumn with shades of maroon and gold, they are also polluting lakes and rivers. When leaves fall to the ground, they decompose and replenish the soil with nutrients and organic matter. What happens to leaves when there is no soil to land on? When there is no soil […]
How to Remove Muck From Your Shoreline
Here’s one solution from WeedersDigest.com: ShoreTech Industries – Black Label Muck Reducer Pellets Our pellets are top tier, high performance, all natural, biodegradable and laboratory formulated using only the highest quality Class-1 organisms. They are dense, slow-release pellets designed to sink down into the muck and effectively deliver essential bio-stimulants and indigenous bacteria. Once tossed […]
The Benefits of Creating a Buffer Zone on Your Lake Shoreline
More and more of us are choosing to live near lakes, streams and rivers, with the expectation that our shoreline property will provide lovely views, wildlife habitat, and clean water for fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational activities. But as development increases it can seriously affect the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams. Visual signs of […]
What Kind of ROI Can You Expect from Shoreline Work?
By LakeshoreGuys.com – A shoreline maintenance company. Customers always ask: “Do you think we’ll get our money back from this investment in our shoreline – if and when we decide to sell someday?” That’s a great question. It’s common knowledge that most “landscaping” projects are a waste of money long-term. But lakefront properties are different. […]
Eliminate Aquatic Weeds With This Effective Cutter
Is your shoreline area getting a little choked out by aquatic weeds? This inexpensive solution from WeedersDigest.com will get you back in the water in no time! And for all you Lake Life Blog Post readers, you can get $45 off the price! See below for promo code. The WeedShear is WeedersDigest #1 seller and […]
5 Ideas for Getting Closer to the Water While Preserving Your Shoreline
By Cabin Living Magazine. Most people like a beach. The firm, comfortable sand for spreading out a blanket. Water lapping at your toes. But more and more, we’re hearing about how important a natural shoreline is. The native plants in the lake and at water’s edge prevent erosion by buffeting wave action. Such a shoreline […]
Is it OK to lather up in the lake with biodegradable soap?
by Ask Umbra Q. I live on a small lake. I have a dock, and a kayak, and a pedal boat for my niece, and hands that get dirty. I’d like to have the safest possible soap to use on the dock to wash hands and boats and furniture, and so on. Based on my […]
Would a Floating Dock Right Be Right For Your Lake Shore?
Floating docks are ideally suited to lakes where there is a mud bottom, fluctuating water levels or very water deep—but not where there is extreme wave action. They can be left in the water at your lakefront property during winter, provided that they are detached from the shore and towed to a protected area, such […]
How a Lakefront Home’s Shoreline was Restored
Waterfront and garden were connected, in a natural way, by getting rid of the bulkhead (sea wall) and designing a living shoreline in front of a Lake Washington home. WHEN LANDSCAPE DESIGNER Paul Broadhurst began work on a large waterfront garden on the Eastside, he was faced with a bleak old concrete bulkhead running along […]