The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) has a great article that will inform you and your lake community.

Is your waterfront property impeded with aquatic plants that are inhibiting your use of the water? Aquatic weeds can negatively affect recreation, as well as your safety. Furthermore, these plants can destroy habitats for native plants, fish, and other wildlife. Lakeland Restoration Services (LRS) performs safe and effective herbicide treatments to control invasive and nuisance aquatic plants for homeowners and residents along waterfront property. Nuisance and invasive plants can be controlled to provide safe swimming, boating and recreation.

This approach to lake management increases property values in neighborhoods. Studies show property values increase on water managed for aquatic plants. “A 2003 University of New Hampshire analysis indicates that infestations of an exotic aquatic weed, specifically variable milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum), may reduce lakefront property values by as much as 20-40% as compared to similar properties on uninfested lakes.”

Our liquid application techniques are effective and accurate. The ability of airboats to apply the product close to shore and around obstacles allows the product to contact the entire water column along the shoreline, keeping the herbicide in proximity to the plant longer. Watch the video below to see how it works!

Got a good video of the airboat treating along the shoreline and in between docks . Controlling nuisance pond weeds

Posted by Lakeland Restoration Services, LLC on Thursday, July 16, 2015


Lakeland applies herbicides in a very safe manner. One (1) acre foot of water contains 325,851 gallons. Approximately ½ gallon to 1.3 gallons of herbicide is applied to an acre foot of water. Birds, fish and other wildlife will be using the water to drink and swim in without harm. Herbicide label restrictions and Washington State Department of Ecology laws are followed entirely. We will notify you and your neighbors of any herbicide applications occurring up to ¼ mile away from you.

Residents can request aquatic plant treatments from Lakeland Restoration Services. Homeowner associations and river groups are encouraged to organize for a smoother and more effective treatment process. We encourage many residents to participate. The more “neighbors” that sign up ensures that more product can be allocated to the application area. Consistently, better results can be achieved with larger treatment areas.

LRS also provides dry ground treatments in spring when the water level is low. Shorelines, above the water column, can be sprayed for aquatic plants using an airboat and a sprayer attached to a 300 foot hose as shown below. Drawdown shoreline treatments in combination with aquatic treatments produce more effective results.


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(Halstead et al. 2003) – CONNECTICUT AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES MANAGEMENT PLAN DRAFT, June 20, 2005, STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Department of Environmental Protection.