Rid of cattails
Help! We have a large low area, that gets a lot of run off water, and I think has some springs running through it. It is just full of cattails. We would like to make part of it a bog or marsh or wetland. There are so many cattails there now you could not begin to plant other plants in there it is approx 40'x40'. It does have some standing water. Would anyone have any ideas how to get rid of the cattails or at least control them. Or any other ideas on bog or marsh. Would love any input you have. We did try to dig 3' 4'x4' pond, but won't hold more than 18 inches of water! And it got a little pricey filling with city water.