Cattails and Phragmites are the most common emergent plants in the Midwest. They have been known to take over lakes, ponds, and basins very quickly. Cattails can grow in as much as four feet of water and reach up to ten feet high, which can quickly ruin the beautiful aesthetics of your pond as well as negatively impact the entire ecosystem.
When it comes to eradicating this type of vegetation, timing is of the utmost importance. Systemic herbicides should be applied when the plant is finishing its flowering stage and beginning to set its seed head. Typically, this occurs in the late summer to early fall.
Cutting and removing the dead vegetation can be extremely messy and time consuming. Our aquatic specialists are trained in removing and disposing of cattails and other common aquatic vegetation.
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