I’ve been called the Weed Doctor and no, it’s not for the reason you think, it has nothing to do with marijuana. It’s because I’ve been studying lake weeds for a long time. In the distant past I searched for ways of conquering them, beating them into submission. As I learned more about the ecosystems of lakes I began searching for ways to manage them.
If you have lake weed questions, email me, the Weed Doctor, on our Contact Us Form.
A 12′ x2 4′ LakeMat Pro covers just over 280 square feet. If it’s placed in four different spots during one growing season, it will control 1,120 square feet of lake weeds, so it’s a good idea to move it every 30 days.
Using aquatic herbicide to control lake weeds may have its place. Invasive weeds like milfoil and starry stonewort are hard to control in large areas. Sometimes, a “whole lake” treatment with aquatic herbicides is needed.
When you get your LakeMat, it will come with a set of high quality plastic stakes. These stakes will help you to secure your LakeMat to your lake bottom so that it doesn’t move around and stays right where you want it.
Being in the business of solving lake muck and weed issues, I keep my eye out for new lake muck products. And I’m often asked, “How can I get rid of my muck?” Here’s my review of products that relate to cleaning lake muck.
I often get the question, “How long will a LakeMat (or MuckMat) last?” I usually answer, “We guarantee them for three years, but they’ll likely outlive us.” That’s a very conservative answer, so today I’m going whole hog and give you the low down.