What is that weed in my lawn? It’s a game many of us play in the summer. Many homeowners immediately assume crabgrass, but what you have in your lawn might be nutsedge.
Nutsedge is a type of sedge – a grass-like plant that can be very hard to eliminate from your lawn because it can grow and spread through underground tubers. It’s a perennial too, and very hardy. Sounds scary, right?
It’s true – nutsedge is an aggressive plant. But identifying it can be the first step toward elimination.
What Contributes to Nutsedge Growth?
This plant thrives in wet conditions. If you’ve had heavy rain or if your lawn doesn’t drain well, you might find yourself contending with nutsedge.
Overwatering your lawn can also lead to the growth of nutsedge. Watering is great for the grass, but too much water results in soggy lawns, providing perfect growing conditions for this plant.
What Does Nutsedge Look Like?
Before you can determine the treatment for weeds or destructive plants in your lawn, you need to correctly identify them. In Ohio, nutsedge has a yellowish-brown seed head and light green leaves that come to a point. You can distinguish it from regular grass by the triangular cross-section of stems.
At Grass Master, we have seen many customers call with concerns about crabgrass, which turns out to be nutsedge.
How Does Grass Master Treat Nutsedge?
Grass Master is experienced in eliminating nutsedge from lawns. Since it thrives on too much water, the first step is to drain the lawn. Then we add more grass to create a type of protection from the nutsedge. We do this through fertilization, core aeration and overseeding.
When you have an abundance of healthy grass, it makes it more difficult for the nutsedge to grow. The result is weed control and a beautiful lawn.
Core aeration allows grass roots to receive what they need to grow by making holes in the lawn at regular intervals. When followed by overseeding, the process allows new roots to take hold and grow lush, new grass.
Let Grass Master Fight Weeds for You
If your lawn has nutsedge, don’t wait until it takes over. Grass Master has the knowledge and technology to fight it and help healthy grass win the battle for your lawn.
Contact us, and we’ll assess your lawn, make our recommendation and get started right away on a plan to help you achieve your best lawn ever.