Removing Aquatic Weeds to Prevent Regrowth
Any lakefront dweller will tell you that removing aquatic weeds is just as important—if not more so—than cutting them. If you’ve spent any significant amount of time tackling invasive vegetation in your pond or lake, you know that just leaving the debris to float and rot is not an option. Here’s why:
Not only do weeds grow back quickly, but many do it through fragmentation.
“The success of any harvesting operation depends on the prompt and complete removal of all cut weeds. Haphazard or partial removal of the cut weeds can increase the problem, since each unremoved plant fragment has the potential to form a new weed.” (Source – University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences)
But fear not! Stubborn weed fragments are no match for the Beach Rake, a multipurpose land and water tool. This professional-grade landscape rake is a pro when it comes to grooming sand, spreading rock, grading yards, you name it. But in the water is where it really shines. It effectively removes cut weeds, decaying organic matter and other lurking material from your pond or lake bed. Is there floating debris? No problem. The Beach Rake has floats to help you skim the surface and take care of those pesky lingerers too.
Bottom line? Be as thorough as possible in your weed harvesting operation to limit regrowth. The work upfront will help keep your water more manageable in the future. We promise.