Every July and every fall, I do maintenance on my 1/8 acre pond. The maintenance includes cutting all the cattails with The Yard Blade®, picking up the clippings and mowing the bank of the pond. The first few years, there were a lot of cattails, and it would take 2 - 3 hours to cut them all down. Since I have been doing the maintenance twice per year for several years, cattail growth is minimal. It only takes a little over an hour to do complete maintenance on the pond now.
Here is a time lapse video of the maintenance I did on my pond over the weekend.
As you can see, it took just over an hour to cut all the cattails with The Yard Blade®, pick them up and mow the bank.
Light weight, durable hardened steel blade with optional straight or serrated cutting edge.
10" blade makes it easy to maneuver to cut around plants that you wish to keep.
Handle can be adjusted for left or right hand use, and is set to an angle to make cutting vegetation easy with the simple pull from shore.
Uses 1” diameter telescoping pole (can be purchased on our website or at any local pool supply store)
Great for removing cattails from garden ponds. (must cut below the water's surface to drown roots and prevent new growth*)
Also great for weeding the vegetable garden and even cleaning up Day Lillies and Hostas at the end of the season!
Kit includes blade and all hardware required to attach to 1" telescoping pole. (Telescoping pole sold separately)