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nutgrass control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Island Lawn, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    I've got a customer w/ a juniper/nutgrass bed.
    She wants the nutgrass out. She is not concerned with damaging or killing the juniper, I would rather not.
    Also in the beds, under a layer of pine straw, is cheap black plastic "fabric" with nugrass growing through it everywhere. Should I just take this up? Could this inhibit the effectiveness of the pesticide?
    This is a well established stand of nutgrass.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I took my pest exam a couple of days ago. I was well prepared for it. I expect to have "restricted use" access within 4-6 weeks.
     
  2. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Banned
    Posts: 181

    I use Manage for nutgrass in turf and it works well, but you'll have to check the label as to its effect on junipers. If the plastic already has holes in it, pull it up.
     
  3. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    I have used Trimec Plus for yellow nut sedge with great results in lawns. I am switching to Manage this year due to Trimec's unforgiving heat tolerance. I am not sure about use around a juniper.

    You might be surprised what Roundup can do without damage to junipers since Roundup is suggested for Christmas tree and evergreen farms.

    Check some labels or manufacturer's websites.
     
  4. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    Is nutgrass a southern equivalent of yellow nutsedge, or is it a different plant?
     
  5. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    Thanks for the info!
    After the tips, I did some follow up research.
    I'm giving "Manage" the GREEN light.

    As I understand, nutgrass is yellow sedge.

    Thanks again for the tips!
    I love this site!
     
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,254

    I've used Manage and it works. However its pricy at $10 a gallon!
     
  7. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    Agree that Manage is the route to go. But don't skimp on the directions. When you're paying $10/gal for basic ingredient, don't forget the few cents worth of surfactant. That can make a major difference in success rate.
     
  8. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    Thanks everyone!
    My next quetion is when is the best time to apply Manage?
     
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I have found Trimec plus to work great on nutsedge... cheap too... consentrate is 40 bucks a gallon
     
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've always applied Manage as soon as the Nutgrass is visible. Give it good coverage when spraying!
     

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