Aquatic Vegetation Groomer | Cattail Cutter


AVG (Aquatic Vegetation Groomer)



The Aquatic Vegetation Groomer (AVG) is a gas motor powered underwater weed cutting machine that works similar to the weed wacker you use for trimming weeds in your yard.  The AVG can be used underwater because it has a “sealed” gearbox which makes it ideal for cutting aquatic plants in up to 4 feet of water depth! The gearbox and cutter blades are what makes this tool so unique. Unlike traditional seaweed cutters, the cutting blades on the AVG “reciprocate” instead of spin. This makes the machine easy to control and eliminates splash back from the water. This powerful machine is capable of cutting tough, dense weeds such as cattails, reeds, lily pads, and even thick wood stemmed plants.

We have sold hundreds of these units to individual lake property owners as well as Lake & Pond Management Service Providers that cut, remove, and manage weeds on peoples beaches and shorelines. The Aquatic Vegetation Groomer is also compatible with our float attachment which you can select as an option. It’s available without as well, so operators can cut and mow down aquatic vegetation, lily pads & cattails in hard to reach places. We offer many other tools designed for cutting lake & pond weeds but the AVG is the best tool for cutting cattails and other larger thick stemmed emergent aquatic vegetation.

Unlike traditional weed wackers that spin in a circular fashion, the AVG features two circular reciprocating blades that move back and forth to create the cutting action. Because the reciprocating blades move back forth you are able to cut even the thickest aquatic vegetation at the lake base bottom.  In our experience, you shouldn’t need replacement blades unless the product has been abused or you dinged it against a large rock, but extra blades are available should need them.


The AVG is powered by a 24 cc 2-cycle engine that uses a standard oil gas mixture.  The powerful engine makes it our recommended product for cutting thick rooted aquatic plants like cattails, bull rush, and lily pads with ease!  Lake Weeder’s Digest has sold the AVG for over 10 years, so we are very familiar with its reliability and durability as it’s backed by the manufacturer’s peace of mind 2-year warranty.

Hand Held Vegetation Groomer:

Vegetation Groomer Float Attachment

The handheld AVG is ideal for clearing thick aquatic plants in lakes and ponds up to 4 Feet of water depth. If you need to clear an area larger than 25″ x 25″ then it is recommended that you add the shoulder strap.  Even though the AVG only weighs 19 lbs., it is better to leverage the weight of the machine on your shoulders instead of your arms. The frame features a depth adjustment place giving you the ability to cut seaweed and cattails up to 4′ deep.

AVG with Float Attachment: The Float Attachment for the Aquatic Vegetation Groomer is a great option to have for many reasons. It helps you cut cattails, Lily pads, reeds and virtually every kind of aquatic weed that are located in those hard to reach areas. This floating frame mount arrives almost completely assembled so there is no downtime. It is lightweight and made from durable aluminum so it will not rust. The Float Attachment makes it easy to switch back and forth from handheld to float mounted cutting jobs.

If you already own the Hand Held Aquatic Vegetation Groomer and would like to ADD the float option please purchase it separately by clicking HERE


Additional information

Weight 25 oz
Dimensions 12 × 79 × 12 in
Float and Handle Options

7 Foot Handle, 11 Foot Handle, 15 Foot Handle, Float w/7 Foot Handle, Float w/11 Foot Handle, Float w/15 Foot Handle


  • Reciprocating cutting blades
  • Sealed gear box
  • Use up to 4’ water depth
  • Powerful 24 cc 2-cycle engine
  • 2-year warranty
  • Optional shoulder strap is available
  • Optional float mount available