Lake Weed Removal: A Chore, or Aqua Therapy?
The trolling motors are tucked in the pontoons (one on each side) and are controlled with the foot pedals at the bow of the boat. In 2015, I plan on using a 10-ft. V-bottom boat that my neighbor had, with a 5 hp Mercury motor. I’m a tinkerer; I like to experiment with different things.
The clear area in the other photos, taken with my unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is where I’ve been whittling away. It took about two days to finish, but we have a lot of stumps from trees that were left in the lake, that I have to be careful to avoid.
I’m on the east side of a 40-acre lake, so the west wind helps my lake weed removal on by blowing the weed cuttings my way. I use a bottom lake rake that I had put insulation foam around to make it float, to get the milfoil- and water lily cuttings from the water and use them for compost.
The main reason I got the Jenson Lake Mower™ is, and I quote, “Work smarter, not harder”, and the Lake Mower™ takes all the hard work out of it. I don’t look at it as if I’m working while I’m on the water, I call it Aqua Therapy, and you’re the reason I can go to therapy anytime! LOL!!
This machine is definitely worth it; it does the trick. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has to get rid of lake weeds, especially if they need to clear large areas. Before, I could only clear a path out from my dock, and now I’ve been able to open up the whole place. It is beautiful.
Above is a picture of what I have to look at when having my morning coffee. It looks so serene, with ducks, geese, and swans swimming, and my dog loves it, as she likes to go out and swim too! She goes all the way to the drop-off (which you can see on the far right in one of the aerial pics), which is about 150 yards away, and then some.
I’m so impressed with the Jenson Lake Mower™ that I was ready to buy another one if I couldn’t find replacement parts. So I was glad when you could send me what I needed to get me back on the water quickly. It is by far the best thing I found for lake weed removal.
I appreciate that you really stand behind your product. So many companies want the buck but not the customer-satisfaction hassles. How many stars can I give Jenson Technologies? Out of 10… can I have 11?! You’ve been so friendly and helpful; never makes me feel like you don’t have time for me. So I just want to say thank you and hope my story is helpful to someone else.
– J.T. – MI
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The Lake Mower™ down under.
Getting rid of lake weeds with the Lake Mower™
“I attached the two photos I mentioned, one on a boat we used the first time and the second shows our new pontoon with two cutters in operation which were used to cut in excess of 150 tonnes of weed in about 11 hours. We are happy to endorse your product and feel free to use the pictures if you want to.
“The third picture shows the method we used to remove the weeds (a mixture of Ribbon Weed and Pond Weed) which had been caught on the boom we had put across the waterway. The crane with the bucket put the weeds into a waiting truck which went off when it was full, hence we have a good idea of the amount of weeds we cut and shifted.”
Author of “The Business of Waterways Management – A Toe in the Water”
Plowed through this mess…
It’s the best thing since sliced bread, what a great product.
“A nice photo of one of my boats’ set-up. I use this by myself. The best one-man set-up for me. I used the Jenson Lake Mower™ and Jenson Rake™. Did use a pond skimmer also for the real fine material.”
“As a professional pond manager I am constantly on the lookout for tools to help my trade. The Lake Mower™ has fit the bill and more. In some applications I use it to cut at least 5 different plants in one pond. But the real benefit to me is utilizing it to cut or mow hard to deal with plants. The hard stemmed bulrushes and cattails. I use a 3 S method, Submerge, Suffocate and Starve. This slowly depletes the energy from the rhizome.
I may have 200 plants in a dense stand of 500 square feet. The first cut removes all the dead growth and starts them trying again. The second cut I normally have half the emerging growth. And each subsequent cut the number halves again. I’m on my 4th cut at this time in the season and there are barely 25 plants emerging, thinly, where 200 were in a dense stand where I started.
Another benefit is economically friendly, a huge issue in California these days, and selective cutting. I can actually leave some plants, and lilies which my customers want. It is so easy to use I actually have customers come with me and mow while I drive the boat. Easily the best, and most universal tool I have found for dealing with difficult aquatic weeds.”
CEO, The Pond Frog, Northern California Pond Manager/Consultant
“Honey, get in the boat and check this baby out ………. It’s great!”
After the Lake Mower™
After the Lake Mower™
We were ready to dig out the lake and have saved thousands.
Niagara Frontier’s waterfront before weed cutting with the Lake Mower™
Niagara Frontier’s waterfront after weed cutting with the Lake Mower™
Xavier’s waterfront before weed cutting with the Lake Mower™
Xavier’s waterfront after weed cutting with the Lake Mower™
Should have bought one ages ago!
The Jenson Lake Mower™ has impacted the economy of our lake…
“The Jenson Lake Mower™ has impacted the economy of our lake… Three pontoons have already been added where the lake was cleared.” (Tawas Lake now owns six Lake Mowers™, used by about thirty-six homeowners, “… so that members don’t have to wait so long to be able to use it.”)
Bob Makie of Tawas Lake Improvement Assoc., East Tawas, MI
The Jenson Lake Mower™ Has Given Us the Victory!
It Is Truly a Little Beauty…
We Love This Thing
Does Everything You Said It Would
Can’t Live Without It!
Well-made and Solid
Keeps Our Beach Looking Just Beautiful
Everything You Advertise and More!
From Lagoon to Lake, and a Beautiful One at That!
One Impressive Piece of Design and Manufacturing
Aquatic Site Maintenance ‘Down Under’
We 100% Support and Recommend the Lake Mower™