Bulrushes - a cunning plan
I have a small lined pond (about 10 ft across) which is choked with bulrushes. I've tried pulling them out individually, but that's quite tough, and sometimes the leaves pull out suddenly without the roots, and I've nearly fallen on my backside - or worse - overcompensated and nearly fallen headlong into the pond.
The bulrushes are in one big dense mat, too huge to just pull out altogether, so I have a cunning plan to deal with them.
I will carefully hook up a bit of it at the edge with a rake, then take my Fiskar's saw-on-a-stick and saw off bits till I've got it all out.
I haven't actually tried this yet. Would anyone care to comment before I take two pointy implements to a plastic lined pond? I can't think of anything better. Standing in the pond isn't a great option because I think I'd go through it - and my blue boots have started to leak .