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Shoreline Grasses

Description

Shoreline grasses can sometimes be a nuisance, ranging in height from 3 to 7 feet. Leaves and seed heads can vary in width and length.

Mechanical Control

Shoreline Grasses can be cut down or the rhizomes (roots) can be dug up. It will be difficult to control this way because it will regrow from seeds and remaining rhizomes.

Chemical Control

Systemic herbicides, such as Shoreline Defense®, will work to kill the root of the plant. Shoreline Defense® is a broad spectrum herbicide that can used to treat the Cattail once 18" of growth is above the waterline.

Chemical Application Best Practices

Anytime you use chemicals treat weeds and algae, please keep in mind the following:

  • Treat your pond in sections. Treat only half the pond's surface at a time, if the weather is hot, only treat 1/4-1/3 of your pond. Wait 10-14 days between treatments.
  • Once the weeds have browned, use a Weed Cutter to remove as much dead material as possible. This prevents an accumulation of dead plant material and muck.
  • Treat your pond with the proactive approach to pond management. Use PondClear™, MuckAway™ and Pond Dye to keep your pond looking great.

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