Cattails For The Pond – Tips On How To Control Cattails

by johnah on November 18, 2020

Cattails are one of the most popular plants in our backyard. They provide us with many benefits such as: food, water, shelter, and beauty. However they have their drawbacks too. Some of these drawbacks include: slow growth rate; need to fertilize them regularly; do not like to be disturbed when growing or harvesting; must be cut back frequently if left alone; and require a great deal of space for cultivation.

The following tips will help you control cattails in your yard without harming any living thing.

1) Cut back the plant every year or two so it doesn’t overgrow its area.

You don’t want to kill it!

2) If you’re going to harvest the cattail, make sure you cut off all the stalks before disposing of them because they may contain worms or other parasites.

3) If you’re going to grow the cattail, use a spade or similar tool to dig out the roots.

Don’t just chop them up with your hands.

4) When cutting down the plant, try not to damage its leaves.

You’ll only injure yourself if you do so!

5) If you decide to keep cattails in your garden, make sure they aren’t damaged by wind and rain.

The benefits of having cattails around are numerous. The down side is they’re very labor intensive, so if you don’t have the time, better leave them alone! We hope that these tips help you control cattails in your yard.

Cattails For The Pond – Tips On How To Control Cattails |

If you are looking for a way to get rid of cattails in your pond, then you need to try this easy and effective cattail killer. It is a non-toxic herbicide that gets rid of cattails without any harm to your fish or other living things in the pond. In fact, you can even use it in your fish pond to safely get rid of cattails and other aquatic plants.

Aquatic Herb Control is a liquid concentrate that contains Triclopyr which is also used by professional aquascapers to clear large water gardens of unwanted growth. It is non-selective and kills a wide range of water plants including cattails, lotus, water lilies, watermilfoil, other weeds and much more.

This herbicide is completely safe for fish and plants and can be used in Koi and ornamental ponds. It does not cause any pH change and can be used in all types of ponds, water gardens, fountains and standing water containers. It is also designed to work at a lower pH range of 5-9 so can be used in above average alkaline waters without the plant being able to build up resistance.


Safe for People and Pets – This product is non-toxic and safe to use around people and animals. If it gets in the eyes, just rinse with water. If you get it on your skin, you will just experience a temporary burning sensation.

Non-Toxic to Fish – This product is non-toxic to fish. It does not kill or harm fish at normal use levels or if the fish ingest it. This means you can safely use it around Koi and other ornamental fish.

Work Quickly – This product works quickly to kill targeted plants. It begins working within minutes and is completely effective after 24 hours for most plants. Plan your treatment so that water that has been treated with this product does not come into contact with fish or other animals for at least 24 hours.

Low Environmental Impact – This product is designed to have a low impact on the environment and only kills targeted vegetation. It is absorbed by the plants roots and stops them from function properly. It leaves most of the aquatic environment intact.

Easy to Use – This product comes as a liquid concentrate that is mixed with water in a bucket. Then simply pour this solution into your pond or container and the plants should die within 24 hours.

Concentrate Makes 3.5 Gallons – This product only needs to be mixed with 2 cups of water, so the bottle makes 3.5 gallons of ready to use aquatic herbicide.

Guaranteed Kill – If you are not completely satisfied with this product, we offer a full refund. Just return the bottle to the place of purchase for details.

This product is absolutely risk free so try it today!

Please Note: Our concentrated aquatic herbicide can also be used to kill unwanted grass, weeds and other plants in your lawn.


1. Add the contents of the bottle to 3.

5 gallons of water and stir well.

2. Pour the mixture into a sprayer or other container and apply to the leaves of the plant you want to kill.

3. Cover all of the leaves to prevent them from growing and thriving.

4. Wait 24 hours before reapplying for maximum effectiveness.

5. Before using this herbicide, test the mixture on a plant to ensure you do not impact the color of your plants or change the way they grow.

If you are concerned, try using it on just a few leaves rather than the whole plant.

Safety and Usage:

This product is designed to be safe for fish, plants and animals. You can safely put water treated with this product into a pond or other water source. If you are concerned, you can also let the water sit for 24 hours before introducing it to your pond. This herbicide is not harmful to underwater creatures such as fish or beneficial insects such as bees.

Store this product out of reach of children and animals and away from food crops. Do not drink this product or eat plants that have come into contact with this product. If you get this product in your eyes, rinse them with water immediately and seek medical attention if there is any discomfort.

This aquatic herbicide will kill the plants it comes into contact with within 24 hours of application, so make sure to apply it only to the plants you want dead and not the plants you want to keep. This aquatic herbicide can be used on both broadleaf and grassy plants.

Cattails For The Pond – Tips On How To Control Cattails -


3.5 Gallon Concentrate Makes 15 Gallons Ready To Use Product (Fits into standard sprayer – Nontoxic) $89.99 or Just $20.00 A Gallon!

Why Such a Low Price?

Our Aquatic Herbicide is priced so low because we buy in huge volumes and pass the savings on to you. This is a concentrate so you need to mix it with water before use, but our pricing is so low you’ll be able to easily make 15 gallons of ready to use aquatic herbicide solution for around the same price some other brands would cost you to buy a much smaller container!

Other Ways To Kill Aquatic Weeds

We also have another product called the Ecooil S2 Biological Aquatic Herbicide. It isn’t a true aquatic herbicide in the sense that it doesn’t kill the plants right away. Instead, it breaks down the nutrients in the water that the plants need to survive. The plants will eventually wilt and die without these nutrients, so they starve to death over the course of a couple weeks.

This is a much more natural way to get rid of unwanted water vegetation and it’s also cheaper than real aquatic herbicides. It is a bit more time consuming though because you need to change the oil in the tank every few days to keep it effective. The good news is this is very easy and only takes a couple minutes.

You can mix both our aquatic herbicides together to get even better coverage on your water plants. The Eco-oil will take longer to kill the plants, but will be much less likely to hurt any animals or fish in the area. The ready to use aquatic herbicide will kill the plants much quicker, but you will need to be careful where you spray it so you dont harm any animals or fish.

If you want to learn more about our aquatic herbicides, please visit our Aquatic Herbicides Information Page or contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

How To Use Our Aquatic Herbicides

If you are looking for specific instructions on how to use this aquatic herbicide, please see the product label at the bottom of this page. (Also available in our informational aquatic herbicides page)

The Fine Print

This is a non-toxic product when used as directed. Please read entire label before using. This product is designed to be mixed with water and cannot be shipped by air. These products may only be shipped within the United States. There are no refunds on this product unless defective.

Sources & references used in this article:

Cattails (Typha spp.) — Weed Problem or Potential Crop? by JF Morton – Economic Botany, 1975 – Springer

A study of physical, mechanical and thermal properties for thermal insulation from narrow-leaved cattail fibers by T Luamkanchanaphan, S Chotikaprakhan… – APCBEE …, 2012 – Elsevier

Cattail (Typha spp.) management by SI Apfelbaum – Natural Areas Journal, 1985 – JSTOR

Inhibition of Water Fern Salvinia minima by Cattail (Typha domingensis) Extracts and by 2-Chlorophenol and Salicylaldehyde by MT Gallardo, BB Martin, DF Martin – Journal of Chemical Ecology, 1998 – Springer


The Control of Aquatic Plants with Phenoxyacetic Compounds: Experimental Work with certain Plant-Growth Regulators as Herbicides by EW Surber, CE Minarik, WB Ennis Jr – The Progressive Fish …, 1947 – Taylor & Francis



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