Grass or weed?


#1

Hi friends.

Every year these blades sprout out all over my lawn. Northeast. Temps in 80s
Thoughts?


#2

Weed. Nutsedge.


#3

Just pulling it doesn’t get rid of it or at least not quickly. Definitely a candidate for judicious and labeled use of herbicide.


#4

thank you! so glad you could help!


#5

Nut-sedge can be a bear. Each standing rhizome is the host of 8 or 10 seeds or Nutletts that stay underground. Anytime you pull a stalk out of the ground, it activates the remaining nuts to start growing.

A nut-sedge select herbicide can get ride of the sedge and seeds when you follow the package directions.
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#6

BLINDSIDE also works GREAT and is safe for most warm season grasses, selective… destroys most weeds and really knocks down nut sedge. Its like $110 for a bottle but you can make a lifetime supply of the stuff with that bottle.

Be patient with nutsedge and be PERSISTENT - it will take a year or two to totally get rid of it assuming you have a bad infestation. Be timely with your pre-M applications also to help prevent new sprouts in the spring/summer.