Generally anything you cut, chop, lop or whatever will only grow back. If you want to truly eliminate the problem you must simply KILL them. Mentioning a chain saw makes me thing these a bigger than twigs. I have had very good luck drilling a 3/8 hole at a downward angle and squirting a some undiluted brush killer. It will kill the plant and prevent any additional 'suckers'. Weed killer is dangerous to aquatic life. Don't go hosing that stuff around.New tractor owner looking for some advice. I have an issue around my pond with some plant I can't recognize that likes to grow right on the water's edge. They can get quite large if left unchecked. I let them get a bit out of hand last summer and had to spend many hours with the chainsaw addressing the issue over the winter. Now there's small stumps and the freaking buggers are starting to come back again. I'd rather not have to back a bushhog up and down the bank over and over and larger the batwings seem like a bit much for my needs. Anyone have any suggestions? would a flail work well?
Note, my tractor doesn't have remotes or a 3rd function, but I've considered adding them, if needed.
Also, I'm aware of the laneshark, but I'm seriously wondering if it's worth the price. For most of my cutting needs, a bushhog would work very well. I only need something like this for the pond banks.
The pond is roughly 5 acres. Some of the bank edges have a ~1 - 2' drop to the water.