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    …is a simple solution to keeping cattails in check. Follow these tips to maintain a pristine shoreline all season long.How to Kill Cattails One of the most effective ways to get rid of cattails is to spray unwanted growth. To maximize the effectiveness of your cattail treatments wait until there is…
    …* Flow or No: Water flow rate is often a factor that is overlooked but some plants love moving water while others like it to stand still. Dwarf Cattails for example are hardy enough to grow in streams but lilies do not flourish if they are under a waterfall. * Order Up: When selecting plants the…
    …Some pond weeds like duckweed and watermeal are almost impossible to skim and rake out of the pond because they are so tiny. Other weeds like cattails and bulrush can still be problematic after cutting because they will regrow from seeds and remaining rhizomes. Both algaecides (used to treat forms…
    …their removal. The Weed Cutter's double-sided blade is 28 inches wide so you can saw through large areas of emergent and marginal weeds such as cattails. The rustproof powder-coated aluminum handle is 11 feet long so you can reach those pesky submerged weeds too. The Weed Razer is a razor-sharp tool…
    …Their Diet: A muskrat eats aquatic vegetation like cattails sedges rushes water lilies and pond weeds. In some areas it may also eat clams mussels snails crayfish small fish and frogs. Keeping your pond clear of excess vegetation such as cattails grasses rushes etc will disrupt a muskrat's diet.…
    …gloves extra planting bags planting media and garden hose and let's get to work! Bog Plants Bog plants include species like Corkscrew Rush Dwarf Cattail and Blue Flag Iris. These types of plants have clumping roots runners or rhizomes and the dividing process will vary slightly based on which type…
    …not all chemicals are created equally. Though broad-spectrum-use herbicides work great on grassy terrestrial weeds they're not approved for use on cattails and water milfoil because of the direct contact with public waterways or possibility of leaching into drinking/ground water. Instead you need to…
    …bottom while rooted floating plants often have showy flowers and large leafed foliage that sits on top of the water. * Emergent: Rooted plants like cattails grow along the shoreline and stand above the surface or in shallow areas. Emergent plants may have some of their root system (up to 6-8 inches)…
    …Systemic ChemicalsA systemic chemical like Shoreline Defense® works by being absorbed into the growth system of emergent shoreline weeds like cattails via their leaves and kills them down to the roots. Similar to contact chemicals it is best to treat first as cutting the plants down stops the…
    …excess nutrients become an effective plant fertilizer causing weeds and algae to grow prolifically. You may begin to notice emergent weeds like cattails and shoreline grasses growing along the shoreline and a foul smell emanating from the water. Pond owners tend to use reactive treatments like…
    …smaller pond. The area can be expanded as needed. * Step 2: Remove debris Use a  weed cutter and rake to remove dead or floating debris such as cattails and phragmites. If those are on the water's surface or along the lake's edges as the ice forms you could wind up with bumpy or weak ice. * Step…
    …Trees and terrestrial and marginal plants growing alongside your pond can provide plenty of shade from the outside. Blue Flag Iris and Dwarf Cattail for instance planted on the south or west side will cast cool shady shadows for your fish.* Get Creative with Canopies: If planting trees or plants…