Sedge lawn?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by cotyledon, May 19, 2014.

  1. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    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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  2. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Photo?
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  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ditto on the photo
     
  4. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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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
     
  6. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  7. Twinlakes

    Twinlakes LawnSite Member
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    Normally, I'm paid to PULL; not plant that stuff:hammerhead:
     
  8. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    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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  9. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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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
     
  10. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, What about sedge being dormant (look's dead) 4 month's out of the year.
     

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