Common Phragmites Reed = Phragmites australis; above ground mature and flowering growth (right). New young growth begins in late spring. The herbicide spray treatment control season begins in mid July through the end of October or first frost when feathery seed heads appear during the plant's reproductive phase. During this period the plant is sending sugar foods to the roots and rhizomes for overwintering. Herbicide is absorbed into the plant tissues at this time of year and sent to the roots and rhizomes (that nourish the plant) to begin killing plant tissues at the source
The often UNSEEN heart and soul of the Phragmites reed. Rare and shocking photo of the massive, vigorous, invasive and complex underground rhizome and root network.
I founded PDK Horticultural to bring invasive plant control services to the average homeowner, landowner and affordable to nearly everyone. Small, very accessible waterfront infestations relatively close to my shop in Centreville, Queen Anne's County Maryland radius (with initial consultation and followups) can cost as low as several hundred dollars. I have no crew; I, the Horticulturist, perform ALL the herbicide and Specialist conservation horticulture work (sometimes with a family member Assistant). I have assembled a Specialist fleet of equipment unique to the Chesapeake Bay tidewater region to perform invasive plant control, especially suited for phragmites, services for the customer on land, wetlands and water.