Over the past two or three years some patches of fast growing "grassy
weeds" have shown up here and there on my lawns. After mowing, this
stuff seems to grow two or three times as fast as the turf grasses, and
sticks up noticable in a couple of days.
I'm hoping there's a selective herbicide to let me rid my lawns of this
stuff, which seems to be popping up in more places each year.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"As long as there are exams in public schools there will be prayer in
It has been a major pest for me this year, I've heard it called Nut grass,
or Coco grass. It is awful. I hope you get some replies with some
I think ours came here with some sand I had delivered when we built our
I pull that stuff constantly and it never seems like I make a dent.
Looks like nutsedge, a devil to eradicate. Lots of online sites can give
details on how to remove, but this is a particularly good one. Look for a
nutsedge specific herbicide marketed under the tradename 'Manage'.
pam - gardengal
This weed has been popping up in my flower beds for the last few years. So
far it hasn't been a problem in the lawn. I just make sure I pull it out
before it sets seeds. I have been able to slowly reduce the amount that
On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 22:27:06 -0400, Jeff Wisnia
:) Over the past two or three years some patches of fast growing "grassy
:) weeds" have shown up here and there on my lawns. After mowing, this
:) stuff seems to grow two or three times as fast as the turf grasses, and
:) sticks up noticable in a couple of days.
It's nutsedge. In the Dallas area when it is taking over the lawns a
product called Image is recommended. It may be the same active
indgrediant as what is in Manage, I'm not sure. Image is a growth
retardent that works well on nutsedge after a couple of applications.
It will effect the look of the lawn grass, but where the nutsedge dies
out the lawn grass doesn't. Be sure to check with your area nursery
people to see how any product may effect the specific type of lawn
grass you may have.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.
If you have purple nutsedge ( deep south) image is definitely your
If you have yellow nutsedge (further north) manage is your product
Neither are a very quick fix and both can produce significant damage
(yellowing) during the hot season. Early spring treatments and fall
before dormancy are less damaging. Unfortunately the "nuts", up to 18"
deep, help this noxious difficult to control weed thrive. Years of
treatments on infested imported soil have still not eliminated the
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