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.
If you guessed that big rectangle in the edge of the weeds, you’re right?
I was contacted by a group of neighbors who live on a river. Everything is beautiful there except for these pesky weeds that show up in July and make a thick mat of yuckiness in the river until late fall. The neighbors didn’t
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.