Nutsedge Prevention and Suppression

Nutsedge is a perennial plant. Perennial weeds can live longer than two years and re-sprout or regrow even after several attempts to control them. There are two types of this annoying weed (Dicot); one is yellowish, while the other is purple. These plants are spread by air borne seeds or underground tubers formed at the end of whitish rhizomes. The stem on the plant is more of a triangular shape, which makes it easy to identify if you roll it between your fingers! They typically sprout late in the spring as a lime colored grass that grows faster than the other turf grasses around it. It is very common in damp and/or moist soils.

PREVENTION
Mowing the turf grass high on the plant can help reduce Nutsedge. Using one of the higher mower settings on your lawn mower will allow the grass to stay tall and crowd out the Nutsedge. Mowing the grass short tends to stimulate Nutsedge. Another way to prevent Nutsedge is to make sure the lawn is aerated every year. The aeration will help the lawn with drainage, which will keep the soil from getting over saturated with water.

SUPPRESSION
Sadly Nutsedge is a very difficult weed to get rid of. Our fertilization programs will not control this weed. This requires a special selective herbicide made specifically for nutsedge. We recommend having this service does as soon as you start to see it sprout, that way we can spray it before it spreads!

We recommend a minimum of 2 services approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on the severity of the infestation, it could take more applications.
*Do not mow your lawn for 2 days before or after the application*