Building a sandy beach for children and sunbathers to enjoy is a big project. So, you don’t want that precious sand to wash away or get lost in the muck at the bottom of your lake or pond. With the SandMat, you get the aesthetic value of a beach at your lake or pond.
As the name suggests, the SandMat forms a base over lake or pond bottom on which sand can rest. Killing all the aquatic weeds on the lake bed, which prevents aquatic weeds from growing through the sand. The SandMat also prevents the sand from mixing with the soil, keeping your sand beach looking nice and clean.
Choose from a variety of sizes as far as SandMats go, depending on the size of shore you’re going for!
SandMats vs Other Products
You can use chemicals.
These are quick and effective. However, they are expensive. They can also harm pond life, the water, and people who swim there. Chemicals can drift into yards and water supplies. To be used safely, chemicals must be applied by someone with special knowledge much like a specialist who applies lawn pesticides and herbicides. Because of their harmful, often deadly effects on flora, fauna, and people, many people avoid using chemicals to kill lake or pond weeds. Chemicals also do not aid in retaining sand.
Some people opt for aerators or pond fountains.
These products can keep docks, pond areas, and waterfronts clean. They will blast pond or lake weeds, muck, and decaying materials as far as hundred feet away. This keeps areas clear for water sports and swimming. This equipment uses high-velocity water propulsion. However, aerators and fountains merely move the debris away from an area. They do not dispose of it. Think of pond fountains as being like leaf blowers. Both move materials from one area to another. Aerators and fountains also do not retain sand. Moreover, their motion contributes to shifting, drifting, and sinking sand.
Notably less expensive, SandMats will retain beach sand, keep it from sinking into the muck at the bottom of your pond or lake.
Sandmats are easy to install.
They are safe, effective, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly.
They are an effective way to stop sand erosion and keep it from sinking into the muck at the bottom of your pond or lake.
Benefits of Having a SandMat
The SandMat serves two purposes:
- It keeps the sand separated from the muck. It provides a good base to stop shifting, drifting, and becoming part of the muck.
- It also stops weed growth in the muck by keeping light from aquatic vegetation.
This area also serves as a barrier between the water and your lawn.
This prevents erosion of your precious topsoil.
There are many other benefits of having a SandMat on your lakeshore.
SandMats are easy to install
You need no special skills, no experience, and no equipment. They can be used singly or in groups.
SandMats are cost-effective
SandMats are much cheaper than other sand-retaining devices. They also have a long lifespan. They will last at least fifty years, if not longer.
SandMats are eco-friendly
They retain sand and keep down weeds without using chemicals.
SandMats are easy to maintain
Your beach and lakeshore will look great with little-to-no maintenance whatsoever! No weed growth, no muck, no erosion! Your sand will stay where you intend it to stay without any sinking, washing out, or drifting!
What is Included
Water permeable non woven synthetic that blocks sunlight from reaching the weeds below the mat
Gas Relief Ports
Provides an opening for gas from decaying weeds under the mat
Stakes & Zip-Ties
Holds structure in place for the initial moments. However, the mat does not move as the sand on top holds it in place