Pond and Lake Cattail Removal Strategies Hand and Herbicide Management Tips Launched

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(Newswire.net — November 4, 2019) — A new site has launched focusing on cattail removal for ponds and lakes. It highlights the benefits of cattails, but also the dangers they pose if left to grow unchecked.

A new website has launched focusing on cattail removal from ponds and lakes, offering information and guidance on issues called by cattails and how to combat them. It highlights that cattails are beautiful plants that can be beneficial to any pond or lake, but if left unchecked they can become a serious problem.

More information can be found at: https://cattailremoval.com

Cattails are native wetland plants that have a distinctive look and unique flowering spikes with long leaves. They can commonly be found in marshes, lakes and ponds, and have their own beauty on the water.

There are some benefits to having cattails in a pond or lake, as they provide important wildlife habitat, shelter for birds, and cover for fish. There is also evidence showing that they can remove pollutants from the water around them.

However the site explains that it is important to monitor the spread of cattails, and be ready with a plan of action before they take over the surface of a pond. If they are left to grow out of control, they can choke out the native plant life, or restrict access to the water.

Visitors to the Cattail Removal site will find that it’s possible to remove cattails by hand with relative ease. If the plant colony is small, and the rhizomes beneath the soil are easy to access, they can be dug up by hand using a shovel.

The site states: “If the cattails are standing in shallow water, new green growth can be cut off as soon as it appears above the water. Regular cutting will prevent the plants from maturing and will starve the root system, eventually killing them.”

It’s also possible to remove cattails using chemicals, which is best reserved for when cattails are not well established. Herbicides can be applied to any visible part of the plant, but are most effective during summer when the seeds are fully formed.

Full details on cattails, their removal, and the removal methods can be found on the URL above.