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Wednesday
May302012

Nutsedge

The last few years Nutsedge has been a weed that has invaded our lawns and beds due to the ideal conditions for it to thrive. Nutsedge does well in hot weather and takes off when we have a wet spring, so we've seen it get worse and worse over the last few years.

Nutsedge grows faster than your fescue grass so it will stand out as a different shade of green growing taller than the grass. The leaves look like a monkey grass blade: long and tapering to a point.

Nutsedge can be treated with a specific herbicide that can be sprayed during the summer. This weed can be difficult to control and it usually takes at least 2 applications to fully kill it off. The challenge we run into is that our tall fescue typically is under some stress during the summer because of heat/drought so we don't want to put too much herbicide down at once to add stress to our turf. It just takes patience and diligence to manage the nutsedge.

 

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