Your Lake Muck and Weed Problem Can Be Solved with Lake Weed Control Mats from LakeMat

LakeMat and MuckMat, 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. Of course, if you’re already aware of these drawbacks, skip over and check out our better way to control lake weeds, or lake weeds and muck.

What are the problems using aquatic herbicides for weed control?

  • At best, herbicides kill 80% of target weeds. That still leaves a lot of weeds.
  • Aquatic herbicides don’t firm up mucky lake bottoms, in fact, they make it worse.
  • The more often herbicides are used, the less effective they become as aquatic weeds become resistant to the toxicity.
  • Many people are concerned about using chemicals. What you do affects your neighbors. “Green” solutions are much better.
  • Aquatic herbicides have restrictions on water contact for pets, people and livestock.
  • Herbicides don’t target areas very well — they drift.
  • Depending on the herbicide, they can take several weeks to work.
  • It takes several applications during a growing season to control weeds.
  • Herbicides create low oxygen conditions which can (and does) kill fish.
  • Herbicides kill some aquatic plants. As they die and decompose, they release nutrients back to into the water, providing fertilizer for even more weeds over time.
  • Aquatic herbicides are a very expensive form of aquatic weed control.

What’s the problem with raking or harvesting?

Aquatic weeds survive by “fragmentation.” Each small fragment that breaks off when disturbed, can sprout and grow a new weed. The more raking, cutting and pulling you do, the more lake weeds you’ll have. Many aquatic weeds have “seed banks.” If a weed is damaged by raking or cutting, they drop seeds which also begin growing new plants.

People who rake the most, have the most weeds. Raked, cut and pulled aquatic weeds must be taken out of the lake, or they just sink and start growing again. You have to move them away from the shore — and they’re pretty heavy… it can be hours of back breaking work. And, no matter how much you rake, you never get them all, do you? Commercial harvesting is quick, but costly. The weeds grow back even thicker, harvesters can’t get close to your dock, and for the short time when your weeds are merely “thinned out” — you still have a mucky lake bottom.

Want a couple better ideas? If you have weeds and muck, check out what MuckMat will do for you. They’re lake weed control mats that also keep you from sinking in muck. If you’re interested in just lake weed control mats, (if you only have lake weeds) take a look at what LakeMat will do for you!

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