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Lake Weed Control Methods

Updated on May 26, 2011

How To Control Lake Weeds

If you own a lakefront property, you know what a pain it is to have to constantly keep up with the weed control in your lake. Most people spend hundreds of dollars in harmful chemicals just in order to have a beautiful and enjoyable swimming area. Thankfully though, there are plenty of environmentally friendly ways to kill lake weeds even if you are on a tight budget.

If you aren’t willing to spend money on getting rid of the lake weeds that are invading your swimming area, your best bet is to simply get rid of them by hand. Racking, cutting, and scooping out the weeds with your own manual labor is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to get rid of them. But, many people chose not to do this because it is only a short term solution. You can spend hours racking only to have to do it again within the next 2 weeks or so.

Another very environmentally safe method to getting rid of the aquatic weeds in your lake is putting Grass Lake Carp into your waters. The Carp simply eat away the weeds. This method can actually be very effective even in large areas. However, grass carp can cause some problems. The fish can sometimes be too few in numbers to tackle the problem of the lake weeds. Or, they can over eat the weeds which can harm other life in the water as well by throwing off the natural ecosystem of the lake.

Even though both of these methods can be effective at killing lake weeds, there is one more way to be extremely effective when killing lake weeds, while not hurting delicate balance of plant and animal life in the lake. This solution is called the LakeMat. The LakeMat is a uniquely designed mat that you lay down over your desired swim area. The mat allows water to flow through freely but does not allow sun to reach the bottom and without sun the plants cannot grow. This stops weeds from growing while also not affecting the rest of the lake as you may by using chemicals or grass carp.

All of these methods of weed control work to one extent or another. However, the LakeMat is the most effective and environmentally friendly option available


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