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nutsedge

just signed up 1rst post question is anyone know any tricks to control or kill nutsedge i know about SEDGEHAMMER gets little expensive for follow up applacations... thanks for any help... I live in S.E.PA.

Debra
Re: nutsedge

My husband recommends just digging out the yard and replacing it to be sure that you get the roots.

If this option isn't appealing then stick with the sedgehammer or call your local cooperative extension office to see if they have encountered a better management possibility.

Lin
Re: nutsedge

I've been told that its impossible to completely "rid" unless you dig up the entire yard. that even though the "grass" pulls easily out, there is still a "seed" that's left behind, and that's what continues to sprout.

even folks with professional lawn care services, can end up with this "witch grass".

find it hard to believe in this day and age, there isn't something
that can be sprayed on it, to kill it w/o harming the good grass.:confused:

ed21
Re: nutsedge

Sedgehammer does work and doesn't hurt regular grass because I've used it. It's just a bit expensive.
It helps to cut the grass a bit low, then wait a few days for the nutsedge to sprout up. Then spray it with a spreader sticker added and then don't cut the grass for at least a week. Because it's expensive I've just spot treated with a pump sprayer and not tried a hose end sprayer over the entire lawn.

Lin
Re: nutsedge

> Sedgehammer does work and doesn't hurt regular grass because I've used it. It's just a bit expensive.
It helps to cut the grass a bit low, then wait a few days for the nutsedge to sprout up. Then spray it with a spreader sticker

I just spent 1/2 the morning looking for Sedgehammer. None of the garden centers around me knew about/sell it. Each tried to sell be Weed-Be-Gone. I did find one person who explained the benefits of using a "spreader sticker". Had never heard of that before, the above post. So I purchases a bottle of that.

But aside from internet, any idea "where" one can purchase
Sedgehammer? I'm anxious to try it.

ed21
Re: nutsedge

http://www.carrollgardens.com/weed_control/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=420-20-13565
If this doesn't take you to the page, click on weed control.

Lin
Re: nutsedge

>Re: nutsedge
>http://www.carrollgardens.com/weed_c...D=420-20-13565
>If this doesn't take you to the page, click on weed control.

that web site reads the product is, "Not Available This Season".
so the search continues. :(

Lin
Re: nutsedge

>Re: nutsedge
>http://www.carrollgardens.com/weed_c...D=420-20-13565
>If this doesn't take you to the page, click on weed control.

that web site reads the product is, "Not Available This Season".
so the search continues. :(

Lin
Re: nutsedge

>IIRC, at least with was the case with Manage, you need to add a sticker and a surfactant before you spray.**

While I haven't found the Sedge Hammer yet, I purchased a bottle of Turbo Spreader Sticker. But I find the directions rather vague. How much spreader sticker does one use for a gallon of Sedge Hammer? The bottle says to add sticker to spray to tank AFTER you've added & mixed. It says to mix spreader with 10 parts water. What's a part - an ounce,
a cup, the bottle? How much spreader sticker is needed per
gallon of "other" (in this case, it would be Sedge Hammer)

I also understand that dish detergant can be substituted for a "sticker". Seems a much cheaper way to go.

ed21
Re: nutsedge
crylakel wrote:

>Re: nutsedge
>http://www.carrollgardens.com/weed_c...D=420-20-13565
>If this doesn't take you to the page, click on weed control.

that web site reads the product is, "Not Available This Season".
so the search continues. :(

Give them a call, I think they may have it.

Lin
Re: nutsedge

Was able to find Sedge Hammer @ a Lesco dealer a couple of towns away. You're right that this stuff isn't cheap. A .09 packet
was like $16. Made 1 gallon.

I put some down last evening. I also sprayed another area with Weed-B-Gone product to do a comparison test (Weed-B-Gone) is a lot cheaper and easier to find. I used the Turbo Sticker Spray w/both.

So I'll report back w/the results (though it would appear that
the nutsedge season is winding down, cuz my is already turning
yellowish-brown). Perhaps this isn't the ideal time to be trying
to kill it off? :rolleyes:

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