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Old 07-28-2014, 09:08 PM
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grass looking weed???

hey guys I've got this weed growing next to a few trees that i have in my personal yard and they didn't start growing until after we edged all the beds. id like to know what it is and how to get rid of it. thanks
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:11 PM
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Looks like nutsedge. this you can handle yourself . Go to home depot and get sedgehammer, read the label, and follow the directions.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:19 PM
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thank you i will have to go there in the morning and get some
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:21 PM
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I just checked the home depot site and they do not show sedgehammer, but they do have some other products that will kill it. First cut off those seed heads and put them in a bag in the trash. you do not want more germinating next year. Look in your beds and throughout your property and get rid of all of it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:40 AM
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Nutsedge dies back to the many roots in the fall and does not reappear in spring until them temperature arises above about 80.
You may need a pro--to apply professional products.
Like Surge.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:02 PM
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sounds good im just worried to spray it because its right next to a few very small fruit trees that we just planted in the spring... is that going to be a problem with the young trees right there.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:27 PM
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If you don't have any grass that might be killed in the area--you could probably use a vegetation killer like Roundup. Cover the grass nearby with a tarp. Nutsedge is tough. You may need to treat more than once. It may appear next spring if you don't get it all.
Don't be surprised if more comes up from the underground roots, rhizomes and nutlets. The nutsedge may have come in on contaminated topsoil, (which contained roots).

Roundup does not have any residual in the soil. Roundup is absorbed by green plant tissue; does not --usually--penetrate brown bark. You might want to wrap the trees with plastic wrap--just to be on the safe side. Follow the label directions carefully.
Hand pull any nutsedge that you cannot spray. The green tissue supplies food to the roots. Remove the above ground green parts and the roots starve--but--not soon enough from my point of view.

The photo shows some nutsedge (turning yellow); it was treated with a professional product, Surge (which contains sulfentrazone and some other weed killers). It is next to a valve box that was hit by a lawnmower.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:53 PM
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that seems to be my thought because we put topsoil in a few other spots and its there too
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Hate to say it riggle, but round up doesn't kill it.

It knocks it silly, and you think you killed it, but it always rebounds.

A sedge killer is the only way to go.

We use sedge hammer in perennial beds, and as long as you don't apply it to your wanted plants, it won't hurt them.

All in the label and directions.


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Old 07-30-2014, 08:59 AM
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Spectracide Weedstop for Lawns did good for me. Just spray it on generously in the cool of the morning, keep it off all broadleaf you don't wish to kill. Its not fast so don't get anxious. Did the entire lawn around it and was surprised by all the scattered sections of nutsedge we hadn't noticed when it all turned yellow.

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