Mid-Summer Pond Maintenance

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.