DEALING WITH NUTSEDGE
Regular feedings, 2-4 times per year, provide the nutrients your lawn needs to grow thick and strong and help crowd out weeds.
Mowing at a height best for your lawn allows the grass to grow thick and develop a deep root system. Grass clippings recycle nutrients back into the soil.
Your lawn will begin to wilt when water is needed. As much as possible, take advantage of nature's sprinklers and rely on the rain to water your lawn. If using sprinklers, water lawns deeply and infrequently (1" of water per week is all that your lawn needs).
- The presence of nutsedge is often an indication that the soil is poorly drained or the lawn is being watered too frequently.
- A small patch of nutsedge can be removed by digging. Dig at least 10-12 inches deep and a minimum of 8-10 inches beyond the diameter of the leaves to ensure removal of the nutlets. The best time to do this is in spring before the nutlets are formed.
Nutsedge is a perennial, grassy lawn weed that is lighter green and grows faster in hot weather than our lawns. It can be distinguished from grasses by its V-shaped stem.
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