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Pleas eHelp me Identify this Weed...and How to Kill It!

Posted by Tonything5 Ohio (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 28, 13 at 16:45

This does not start growing until the summer months (in NE Ohio). It is lighter than my grass, but it grows at about twice the rate. Any help is appreciated.


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RE: Pleas eHelp me Identify this Weed...and How to Kill It!

A closer view....


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RE: Pleas eHelp me Identify this Weed...and How to Kill It!

Looks very much like nutgrass, aka nutsedge.

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7432.html

Here is a link that might be useful: nutgrass


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RE: Pleas eHelp me Identify this Weed...and How to Kill It!

How often do you water your lawn? For those that doubt what I often tell anyone plagued by Yellow or Purple Nutsedge this, from Jean001as link, "Nutsedges are common weeds in landscapes and gardens in the coastal valleys, Central Valley, and southern areas of California. They thrive in waterlogged soil, and their presence often indicates drainage is poor, irrigation is too frequent, or sprinklers are leaky. Once established, however, they will tolerate normal irrigation conditions or drought." may provide some insight.
Where I see these sedges growing mostly is in lawns that are watered daily. I seldom see any growing in lawns that are properly, ie. infrequently and deeply, watered.


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