A nutsedge infestation may be one of the most frustrating for property owners. It can quickly grow in lawns, flowerbeds, gardens, and almost anywhere else. Once present, this long grass-like weed is hard to eradicate. If not removed in a timely manner, it can become invasive, taking nutrients from the soil that should support your lawn’s health. Here’s what you need to know about nutsedge.
Noted for its V-shaped cross-section, nutsedge is easy to mistake for longer grass and is even referred to as nutgrass. The leaves are thicker and stiffer than most types of lawn grass. Also notable is that the leaves seem as though they have a crease down the middle.
Most varieties are perennials that become smaller and die down during the fall months. The tubers and rhizomes (underground stems) will survive in the soil. The next spring, they are sure to shoot right back up. Typically, the tubers and rhizomes can grow up to 14 inches deep into the soil.
Nutsedge does well in almost any soil. As the plants grow, they spread through small tubers, seeds, or creeping rhizomes. If left untouched, the plants will grow to up to 10 feet or more in diameter, creating more of a bush-like look.
If you believe you have nutsedge present in your yard, it’s important to manage it as soon as possible since preventing the spread once it goes to seed is even more challenging. A number of steps may be necessary to eliminate this invasive weed.
If you’ve noted nutsedge or other weeds growing in your lawn, flower beds, or gardens, allow our team to get rid of them for you. With a wide range of chemical and non-chemical solutions, we’ll identify the best strategy for improving your situation. GREENSKEEPER provides solutions that work for your environment. Our service programs are exactly what you need for comprehensive weed control on residential and commercial properties.
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