About Goodbye to Muck®

Goodbye To Muck & Weeds® offers environmentally-friendly alternatives to eliminate aquatic lakeweeds and control muck (mud) in lakes, rivers, and ponds.

We developed our flagship products, LakeMats® and MuckMats®, over a decade ago out of necessity in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Simply put, we were tired of constantly raking weeds, sinking into the muck, and HATED the idea of throwing herbicides and other chemicals into the lake to control the weeds.

Since that moment, we have expanded from the United States to Canada and, as of 2021, Europe.

Our EU base is in Barcelona, Spain, which allows us to offer FREE shipping across the EU and the UK. There we source over 70% of our product from within Spain, helping to support the local economy and grow a sustainable business.

Who are we?

We’re Eric and Connor. We first met playing soccer (Futbol) against each other when we were 5 years old in Michigan. At that time we were rivals, but once we moved onto the same street a couple of years later, we were best friends. Although we have both worked in other ventures, we always had a strong tie to the environment since our childhoods.

Now, many Europeans might not know about Michigan, but if you look at a map of the US, it’s that one that looks like a glove and is surrounded by lakes. Growing up, during the spring and summer, we spent all our time on the water - swimming, fishing, sailing, and boating. In the winter when the lakes were frozen over, we’d play ice hockey until the wee hours of the night.

Needless to say, lakes and the health of lakes have always been a part of our lives.

Environmentally Friendly

Our mats are the least intrusive solution for controlling lake weeds & muck. Our unique fabric is gas and water permeable, it cannot harm fish and all other lakes "residents." It allows the benthic microorganisms to do their job, keeping your lake clean. Unlike toxic chemicals that spread over large areas, the small footprint of our Mat controls only the limited area you need clear to get kayaks, boats, or people in and out of the lake.

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These products are fantastic - we have two Muck Mats and a Lake Mat - and if I could show a picture, I would! The mats are easy to put together, and light-weight enough to install. We were impressed with the engineering - it's early days, but they definitely covered a lot of weeds quickly. Interested to see how the Lake Mat moves around the bay - but highly recommend the product for anyone looking to get rid of weeds, or put a mat down overtop some muck!

David Yokom

I now have 3 mats at my beach. I installed the 1st mat 5 years ago. I’ve added sand on top of them giving me a nice play area for grandkids. I also have another mat that is supporting my boat lift. Great product if you have a lot of muck like I have (10’ deep)

Mark Lux

The Lake Mat has changed the swimming experience for our family at our pond. It is no longer slippery,and the sharp Little Rock’s are covered by the mat. My kids can play at the beach and wade into the water. Before we would have a ham at the dock latter, and water shoes had to be worn.

Austin

I had a great experience ordering, receiving our delivery, and installing our muck mat. The installation was so easy, my husband and I did it in a day. Putting the mat in place was easy, and very reasonable in price. We did rent a small bobcat to move sand to our beach, but that was a small fee compared to the use and enjoyment we've gotten from our beach. A couple years later, and our mat has held up great! Way better than dumping chemicals in our water. Very happy customer!

Sara Edwards

I love my MuckMat!! It enables me to wade in my pond over muck which is like quicksand! Ingenious design, like a snowshoe over muck!!!

M.B.

These products are fantastic - we have two Muck Mats and a Lake Mat - and if I could show a picture, I would! The mats are easy to put together, and light-weight enough to install. We were impressed with the engineering - it's early days, but they definitely covered a lot of weeds quickly. Interested to see how the Lake Mat moves around the bay - but highly recommend the product for anyone looking to get rid of weeds, or put a mat down overtop some muck!

David Yokom

I now have 3 mats at my beach. I installed the 1st mat 5 years ago. I’ve added sand on top of them giving me a nice play area for grandkids. I also have another mat that is supporting my boat lift. Great product if you have a lot of muck like I have (10’ deep)

Mark Lux

The Lake Mat has changed the swimming experience for our family at our pond. It is no longer slippery,and the sharp Little Rock’s are covered by the mat. My kids can play at the beach and wade into the water. Before we would have a ham at the dock latter, and water shoes had to be worn.

Austin

I had a great experience ordering, receiving our delivery, and installing our muck mat. The installation was so easy, my husband and I did it in a day. Putting the mat in place was easy, and very reasonable in price. We did rent a small bobcat to move sand to our beach, but that was a small fee compared to the use and enjoyment we've gotten from our beach. A couple years later, and our mat has held up great! Way better than dumping chemicals in our water. Very happy customer!

Sara Edwards

I love my MuckMat!! It enables me to wade in my pond over muck which is like quicksand! Ingenious design, like a snowshoe over muck!!!

M.B.

These products are fantastic - we have two Muck Mats and a Lake Mat - and if I could show a picture, I would! The mats are easy to put together, and light-weight enough to install. We were impressed with the engineering - it's early days, but they definitely covered a lot of weeds quickly. Interested to see how the Lake Mat moves around the bay - but highly recommend the product for anyone looking to get rid of weeds, or put a mat down overtop some muck!

David Yokom

I now have 3 mats at my beach. I installed the 1st mat 5 years ago. I’ve added sand on top of them giving me a nice play area for grandkids. I also have another mat that is supporting my boat lift. Great product if you have a lot of muck like I have (10’ deep)

Mark Lux

The Lake Mat has changed the swimming experience for our family at our pond. It is no longer slippery,and the sharp Little Rock’s are covered by the mat. My kids can play at the beach and wade into the water. Before we would have a ham at the dock latter, and water shoes had to be worn.

Austin

I had a great experience ordering, receiving our delivery, and installing our muck mat. The installation was so easy, my husband and I did it in a day. Putting the mat in place was easy, and very reasonable in price. We did rent a small bobcat to move sand to our beach, but that was a small fee compared to the use and enjoyment we've gotten from our beach. A couple years later, and our mat has held up great! Way better than dumping chemicals in our water. Very happy customer!

Sara Edwards

I love my MuckMat!! It enables me to wade in my pond over muck which is like quicksand! Ingenious design, like a snowshoe over muck!!!

M.B.

Our Clients

Over the past 10 years, we have worked with over 10,000 homeowners, environmental agencies, governmental organizations, lake associations, campgrounds, boat-lift companies, golf courses, and everything in between to provide an environmentally friendly way to:

  • Eliminate aquatic weeds in recreational areas
  • Create firm bottoms for beach and swimming areas
  • Build lake bottom stability for water structure like docks and boat lifts
Made in Michigan