There are a lot of great reasons to get control of your lake weeds now, at the end of summer.
Between September, October and even the first half of November, while weather’s still nice, is the best time to get rid of your lake weeds — imagine having a beautiful, weed-free beach next spring.
The first good reason:
LakeMat Pros and MuckMat Pros are on sale right now!
The difference between LakeMat Pros and MuckMat Pros
LakeMat Pros give you a clear, weed-free beach. MuckMat Pros create a firm lake bottom, plus a clear weed-free beach.
(See more about the difference between LakeMat Pro® and MuckMat Pro®)
Stop next year’s lake weeds before they start.
Late summer and early fall, lake weeds release their seeds for next year’s crop. LakeMat Pros and MuckMat Pros prevent weeds from dispersing seeds.
Prevent lake weed seeds from getting started on your lake bottom.
Seeds and weed fragments drift in and settle on your lake bottom. LakeMat Pros and MuckMat Pros are barriers that prevent seeds taking root in your lake bottom soil.
Make your beach a fish magnet!
Next spring, your weed-free lake bottom, creates a fantastic bedding area for fish.
Get lily pads and cattails out of your beach
You probably know lilies are difficult because they spread from horizontal roots under the soil. These “rhizome” roots are tough to kill by cutting, and herbicides have limited success. You’ll also eliminate other emergent plants, like cattails, phragmites and reeds.
Covering lilies for several months prevents sunlight from reaching the roots. Over the long, reduced-sunlight of winter months, the roots will wither and decay. Come spring they’ll be gone.
Stop invasive weeds before they take over your beach
If your lake is in the northern half of the U.S. or Canada, you probably have the low-growing, brushy-looking weed, called chara, (pronounced “car-a”) that grows so thick that fish can’t get to their bedding areas.
Watermilfoil creates unsightly weed masses that start in spring and grow aggressively filling up your beach and sometimes, entire lakes. Milfoil is among the most pervasive, invasive lake weeds. Raking milfoil makes it worse because fragments that break off start new plants. People who rake the most — will have the most to rake.
Any of our Mats stop chara, milfoil and other invasive lake weeds in their tracks, without back-breaking raking, cutting, or using toxic chemicals. Next spring, you’ll be weed-free — guaranteed.
Fast-growing Chara (or starry stonewort) forms masses so thick that fish can’t get through it.
Watermilfoil can quickly take over your beach, an entire shoreline, or eventually — your whole lake.
Watermilfoil fragments sink to the bottom and start new plants.
This is why you shouldn’t rake milfoil.