Nutsedge is an invasive weedy sedge. It’s spreading like wildfire through our region. Worse yet, it is extremely difficult to control.
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Nutsedge is like a flood that just won’t stop. Considered one of the “Worst Weeds in the World,” Nutsedge spreads runners and seeds all season long so that it can easily overtake a thin lawn or bare areas. And, as if that weren’t enough, the nutlet at the base of the plant can stay in the soil and propagate for as long as 10 years.
Manual removal: If you have a minimal infestation, you can hand pull out the plants. However, it’s important to dig deep to get the entire plant including tubers, nutlets and roots (rhizomes). These are the key to Nutsedge spreading to other parts of your lawn.Nutsedge is an unbelievable survivor and very hard to control. Here are the best strategies for control:
The first step to controlling Nutsedge is to have your lawn evaluated by your Giroud Lawn Care professional. We will be happy to evaluate your Nutsedge problem and prescribe the best treatment options.
The best defense against a Nutsedge invasion is having a thick and healthy lawn. Giroud’s comprehensive lawn program develops lawn density while safely utilizing properly timed treatments to control crabgrass and weed infestations along with regular fertilization. Additional actions including core aeration, topdressing, and seeding with an appropriate seed blend will further help build lawn thickness. In time, herbicide usage may be reduced as the lawn thickens.