Shoreline Grasses


Pond 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 these pond grasses.

Chemical Application Best Practices

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

  • You have used the pond weed identification guide to see which weeds you have, now it is time to treat your pond in sections. Treat only half the pond's surface at a time. During hot weather or when treating heavy growth, it is important to treat no more than ¼ of your pond at a time and wait the full 14 days before re-applying. This helps lower the risk of fish loss during hot weather or when treating heavy growth.
  • Once the weeds have browned & died, use a weed cutter & rake to remove as much dead material as possible. This prevents an accumulation of dead plant material and muck.
  • Take a proactive approach to pond management. Use PondClear, MuckAway and Pond Dye to keep your pond looking great. For more information, see our article on the Airmax® Ecosystem

Ask an Expert

If you are unable to identify your pond weed(s) using our Pond Weed Identification Guide, follow this article to email us a photo.

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