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Old 05-19-2014, 07:09 PM
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Sedge lawn?

Does anybody have experience planting a lawn area of sedge? Our new house came with a back lawn like I have never seen all sedge, looks cool, different, needs no water & grows only 8 inches high un mowed but takes a cut well. The local cornell office said it was carex Pennsylvania. This lawn looks great but the property is old , and I have no idea how long it took to establish or if it just happened on its own. Thinking it may be a good lawn substitute? Wondering if any one has done this with success?
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:51 PM
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:02 PM
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:47 PM
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:50 PM
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sorry im not good at posting pictures. look at the first pic how full and green it is by the woods where I didn't mow
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:20 PM
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I've seen sedge mixed in with clover and fescue on an old cottage farm before, and it was left uncut all year. They strategically put some purple cone flower/Veronica/black eyed Susie around areas like the bird house, and had a small row of sun flower on the back by the woods. It was a beautiful yard.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:26 PM
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Normally, I'm paid to PULL; not plant that stuff
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:39 PM
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I've seen sedge mixed in with clover and fescue on an old cottage farm before, and it was left uncut all year. They strategically put some purple cone flower/Veronica/black eyed Susie around areas like the bird house, and had a small row of sun flower on the back by the woods. It was a beautiful yard.
Yes that's what I'm talking about. That sounds cool. I'll probably try transplanting some as plugs and see how quick it spreads to se if it can be recreated for customers. Ive Ben around plants my whole life , and that stuff impresses me it gets full sun all day and no water , grows on acidic super sandy soil . It's tough stuff . And it smells like citrus when you mow it, the horse next door goes crazy trying to get at the clippings
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:19 PM
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Mint too. I cut an old garden that had been removed, but the mint never left. I LOVED the smell after I cut it
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:43 PM
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Yeah, What about sedge being dormant (look's dead) 4 month's out of the year.
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