Do you have a shiny green grass that grows faster than the rest of your lawn and sticks out like a sore thumb? Does it look like the image below? If so, its actually not a grass, its a sedge. Nutsedge Heres a Nutsedge closeup. Notice the shape of the leaf and the triangular stem. Those are the identifying characteristics of Nutsedge. What is a Sedge Doing in Your Lawn? Sedges are plants that are typically best adapted to growing in poorly drained and tight swamp soils. I usually see nutsedge at its worst when the soil is poorly drained and/or compacted. How to Control Nutsedge in Your Lawn There is no great organic control for killing nutsedge in your lawn - other than pulling them very carefully when theyre just starting to sprout in the spring. Do this when the soil is moist and you can work to get the entire root including the little nutlet - youll know it when you see it. If you dont get the entire root parts, the nutsedge will continue to return. But, if you can pull a majority
Its the middle of July, Ive watered my lawn once this season and havent used any chemical fertilizers or pesticides and have the nicest lawn on the block. Whats the secret you ask? There isnt one secret, its a combination of doing a lot of little things correctly. To steal someones line, Im not showing you these pictures to impress you, but to impress upon you how easy it can be to have a nice looking lawn without using chemcials. Im not sure that having a nice lawn is that impressive anyway, but it shouldnt be difficult to achieve if thats what youd like to do. First, here are a few pictures to illustrate my point... Heres one of my neighbors lawns that is mowed way to short and has allowed crabgrass and other weeds to get established. Heres the divider between my neighbors lawn and my lawn - the left side is the neighbors lawn. You can see in the picture below how my lawn looks nice and healthy and green compared to the neighbors and others on the street. How do you have a
You probably arent thinking about your lawn at this time of year, but did you know that the wet weather can create both problems and opportunities for you to have a nicer lawn without resorting to chemicals? All this wetness creates an issue with water sitting on the lawn. That water can lead to snow mold and eventually weeds. But dont worry, theres a solution. If you apply Aerify Plus right now, youll help move that water deep into your soil where your grass will be better able to access it when it needs it this summer. Youll also be improving the soil structure and biological life which will keep your grass healthier next year. So, if youd like to have a greener lawn than the neighbors this spring, nows a great time to apply some Aerify Plus. If you dont like doing it yourself and live in Columbus, Akron, or Cleveland Ohio just contact us and well be happy to make an application for you. Enjoy winter!