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.
You may have noticed, chemicals used to treat lakes aren’t as effective as they once were. Wonder why? Two reasons. Some chemicals in aquatic herbicides were so toxic they were banned — 64 of them — so far.
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.
LakeMat Pro and MuckMat Pro, are often called lake weed control mats. We solve your issues with lake muck and weeds, better than anything you’ve ever tried, we guarantee it. And you may also want to look at the drawbacks of herbicides and raking weeds.
We recommend using a 12’ x 14’ LakeMat Pro in deep water. If you’re not comfortable working in deep water, (it’s not for everyone) think hard about hiring professional divers to install your LakeMat Pro in deep water. It will be easy enough for a diver and well worth the money.
If you’re like me, you love everything about your place on the water — swimming, fishing, boating, the beautiful view — relaxing with family and friends. But, for many of us, there’s a problem when we step in the water… nasty lake weeds and the yucky, mucky lake bottom.
First, a LakeMat is a unique, patented, fabric that is permeable by gas and placed on the bottom of your lake in order to prevent the growth of lake weeds (also known as seaweed or auquatic weeds). The LakeMat works by blocking out sunlight but still allowing gas to escape.
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.
To help control the overgrowth of lake weeds, some lakes will use drawdowns in the fall. Lake drawdowns involve lowering water levels. Lake weeds that are close to the shoreline (and their roots) are exposed to the freezing cold temperatures of winter which kills off a lot of the unwanted growth.