Are there patches of bright neon grass in your lawn? If there are, you might have Nutsedge. Nutsedge is neon green colored grass in your lawn. This plant like grass grows taller and faster than the rest of your lawn. Although it does not survive the cold Ohio Winter, Nutsedge starts to appear in May each year. Nutsedge usually shows up in wet areas of the lawn. It is more common in a wet Spring and Summer.
What To Do.
First, do not worry. Part of Brookside Lawn Service’s program includes the suppression of this bright leafed grass. Our treatment will stunt the growth and burn the tops off of your Nutsedge grass. This treatment is automatically applied in June and July. If your lawn has a large infestation there are other options.
Some lawns have a low tolerance for Nutsedge. Brookside does have a specialized treatment that will help eliminate your problem. Nutsedge has underground nut-like structures which can produce more plants. In this case, your lawn may require a follow up treatment in the following year.
If your lawn has only a few Nutsedge plants, pulling them out may be the best way for removal. Physically remove the weed plant as soon as they become visible in your lawn. Be sure to remove the entire plant and the entire root system when pulling them from the ground. Keep in mind pulling an adult weed plant is more difficult. Recheck the area periodically for weed regrowth. Remember, this type of removal is more effective when done on a regular basis.
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