The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council releases a list of exotic pest plants every two years. Professional botanists to their best to determine which plants should be on the list. They are organized into categories:
Category 1 invade native plant communities and displacing native species
Category 2 are increasing in numbers but are not yet displacing native plant communities
Watch as a DGC Technician operates a skid steer with a mulching head and removes Brazilian Pepper. Note that all stumps are chemically treated afterward which prevents the regrowth of the exotic invasive species.
If you have a catch basin (drain) on your property; you might want to go take a look at it. Simply walk over to the catch basin and look down between the grates. If you see sediment, sludge, or other things lurking near the grates then it may be impacted and in need of clearing. (Contact DGC Environmental to clear your impacted catch basin) Take a look at our client’s catch basin which was impacted by over 80% sediment and grease.
Fence line after hardwood removal from a ditch, in ST. Petersburg, Fla. The ditch is located behind a retention pond which had a lot of vegetative growth. This vegetative growth impacts the natural flow of stormwater, preventing the water to properly permeate through the soil. The trees also caused damage to the privacy fence around the retention pond. DGC Environmental Services went into the ditch and removed all the hardwood.
The pond was used as a sediment pond during construction of the property and once construction was completed, the pond was never scraped out and built to the plan specs.
We ended up removing 380 yards of sediment and then brought in new fill to get the pond back to the correct elevation. There should have been an infiltration trench installed in the pond but it was never installed. This pond is considered a water quality pond due to its size and then drains offsite into another detention pond. We had engineers redesign the infiltration trench since the required depth could not be met and have positive flow.
Once designs were approved for the design change, we dug out the trench, installed our geotextile and set the drain line.
We then backfilled over the pipe with #57 stone and formed a trench down the middle.
Next, we installed the riprap at the inflow structure. Then, we seeded the disturbed areas and covered with coconut fiber. Finally, we installed a silt fence around the rock bed until complete stabilization is achieved.
Photos from day 2 of our continuous stormwater monitoring system. This system monitors water levels and weather forecasts and opens/closes valves to move stormwater before it becomes a problem. As you can see, this stormwater site was configured with cloud based stormwater monitoring system in just 2 days! Contact DGC when you are ready to upgrade your stormwater system. (772) 467-9224
Install support pole, shrub and tree removal, Trenching, installed approximately 75 ft of conduit and wire from stilling well to control panel, compacted, covered all exposed fill with sod. Stay tuned for more images from day two. Contact DGC Environmental if you need assistance with your stormwater monitoring system in Florida or anywhere within our service area in the Southeast United States. Contact Us
Florida homeowners have a difficult time with a creeping vine which has heart-shaped leaves and potato like bulbs that suffocate trees and other native plants. Without intervention potato vines can take over entire forests in just a few months.
Take a look at this image with multiple lily beetles. They may look like ladybugs but they are larger and they sure love potato plants.
What’s more, they are so effective that the state of Florida is giving them away to residents who want to use them on their property.
Native to Asia, the beetles have been deployed over 300,000 bugs in 42 counties. Luckily, they only eat air potato plants. Science!
Our customer called to report illegal dumping and vandalism behind their distribution center. We responded with our environmental clean up team and began the dumpster cleanup. Pretty impressive display of before and after. If you experience #illegal #dumping and #vandalism call us 772-467-9224
We are testing Turf Grow Regulator applications for one of our “Big Box Retail” customers. The testing involved plots where turf grow regulator was applied and control regions or “untreated.” We compiled the results and found efficacy at different rates. The point of this project is to slow the growth of turf and save the customer mowing costs. Some of the areas saw 50% slower grass growth!
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Download our list of environmental situations we repair. Keep the list handy and give us a call if you experience any of these conditions.