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How To Remove Cattails

    …long run. Removing Dead Cattails Wait until treated cattails are brown and wilted to remove them. Cutting them down too early will prevent the chemical treatment from fully reaching and killing the cattail rhizome (root) resulting in a quick return of the weed. Do not leave dead cattails or any…
    …and get to work: * Step 1: Stake out your skating area A 50-foot by 100-foot rink is plenty of space to start with particularly on a 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.…
    …herbicides and algaecides before attempting to remove them will help prevent this and get you on your way to a clean pond. Contact Chemicals Some chemicals like Algae Defense and Ultra PondWeed Defense need to make contact with the vegetation in order to kill it. Raking the vegetation before…
    …very well be a muskrat. Read on to learn how to identify them and how to prevent these troublemakers from damaging your pond. Identifying a Muskrat Weighing only 2 to 4 pounds and measuring 22 to 25 inches (including its nearly hairless scaly tail that it uses to propel through the water) the…
    …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) in water however all the leaves will be above water due to the stiff or firm steam. Sample and Compare Remove a sample of the…
    …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 of root mass the plant has. Here's what to do: * Lift the pot out of the water and gently remove the root mass. * Wash…
    …before removing. Once the plant has died remove as much of the dead debris with a pond tool before it turns into muck. Mechanical Control Pond skimmers and rakes with floats are best to rake or skim off floating weeds and algae from the surface of the water. A Weed Cutter and Weed Raker can remove
    …chemicals to control growth. A pond at this point is said to be eutrophic or teeming with enough excess debris to support algae and weed growth. Aeration and beneficial bacteria such as the products in the ClearPAC Plus can be used to reduce current muck and prevent build up. Read more here: How to
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