Sedge Maintenance

atworkJune 7, 2007

Although my sedge is growing well this year, there is a lot of dead left over from last year. The clumps look a little too congested for my tastes. I probably should have cut it back in late winter or early spring, but didn't. I wondered if anyone had any opinions about what it would do to cut it totally back to the ground now.

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Judy_B_ON(Ontario 5B)

Cutting back will make it shorter but not less dense or congested. Instead of cutting to the ground, you could try dividing. Dig each clump up, roots included, cut into three to six smaller clumps. Replant one and give the others away.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 7:21PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I was really thinking of visual congestion with all the dead foliage from last year. The clumps are still fairly small, but I'd like less brown and more green. I guess the brown parts are more natural, but I was just considering my options. I didn't want to trim it now if drastic pruning this time of year might hurt the plant.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 7:39PM
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