For many lakefront homeowners, cattails can become an unsightly blot on your beautiful property, sometimes blocking boating or swimming space. At Waterfront Restoration, we understand how frustrating unkempt cattails can become. Luckily, we are happy to work with you to find the perfect removal method, reinvigorating your lakefront in just hours. Wondering how to start the cattail removal process? First, you will need to determine which removal method is the best option for you. Read below to take the first steps!
Method One: Cutting
This method, which cuts the cattail below the waterline to drown the root system, is quick and effective. It is most effective and time-efficient for cattails rooted in hard, sandy sediment. While this is a less costly and labor-intensive option than hand plucking, leaving the root intact does allow for faster regrowth. However, it is much easier to maintain after the initial cutting.
Method Two: Hand Puckling
Hand plucking cattails is a great option for those looking for long-lasting results in a smaller area. Best in sandy, mucky sediment, this solution removes the cattail and its root system through the use of hand plucking. This method is more labor-intensive and tends to be at a higher cost than cutting cattails.
Method Three: Bog Removal
For cattails that have formed into a bog, more aggressive solutions are usually needed. To manage these, Waterfront Restoration cuts sections of the cattail away, completely removing them from the water. While this is the most labor-intensive and costly process, it is rare to see any regrowth within the first few years post-removal!
It is important to remember that any removal method of cattails requires a DNR permit, which we at Waterfront Restoration can take care of for you. Regardless of the method your lakefront needs, Waterfront Restoration’s team of account representatives is here to help. Fall is a great time to remove both your lake weeds and your cattails, preparing your lakefront for winter and the next summer season. Call us at 952-356-0614 or visit us online to schedule your free, no-obligation cattail removal consultation today!