Sedges are problematic in many lawns throughout the country where property owners and managers strive to maintain an aesthetically pleasing, uniform turf. Sedges are generally shiny green slender leafed plants that grow rapidly compared to your turf. All sedges have triangle stems and reproduce by seed and tubers or bublets (similar to a Lilly). Control is difficult and often takes years with specialty products being applied to the lawn to get control of all sedges. Fairway Green’s Raleigh and Charlotte lawn care services utilize the best available and safest products to control Nutsedge.
Nutsedge is a very aggressive and common weed that is found in many lawns across North and South Carolina, along with most of the country and world. Sedges are in the Cypreraceae family and are not a grass or broadleaf weed. Yellow, Purple Globe and Annual Nutsedge are the most common sedges in North and South Carolina. It is often confused with a type of grass. There’s a saying, “sedges have edges”, which means that you can feel the edges of the stems when you handle them because of their triangular shape. Grass on the other hand, has flattened or round stems. Identifying the particular type of Nutsedge in your lawn is paramount to the proper treatment and control. Our knowledgeable team will be able to identify your particular species of Nutsedge and discuss a Nutsedge control program for your lawn.