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.
Raking, cutting, or pulling: What many lakefront property owners do not realize is that raking, cutting, or pulling lake weeds is not a good idea. In fact, using this method for lake weed removal actually creates more lake weeds.
They may or may not be a problem, depending where they’re growing. Most of the native lake weeds mind their own business, but there are several exotic, invasive species that can literally take over a lake quickly.
If you are a lakefront property owner, here are three words that you should know if you are concerned about managing the lakeweeds on your shoreline. If you are trying to kill lake weeds by using a LakeMat or aquatic herbicides, it is important that you understand the following three terms.
When you install your LakeMat® or MuckMat®, the lake weeds beneath your Mat die off, creating dead plant matter which will be digested by microorganisms, which creates methane which will get trapped under your Mat causing “bubbles.”
Most would say it’s size, a lake is bigger, a pond is smaller. That’s actually wrong. From government websites to Wikipedia, the information is wrong. The difference is actually a result of the the depth.