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Lawn Care: Sedge Control Methods

One of the adversaries that lawn care operators frequently have to battle is nutsedges. Sedge species are neither grasses nor broadleaves and are highly competitive against turfgrasses. The two most common species are purple and yellow nutsedge, which can be challenging to identify without the presence of seed heads. Both have triangular-shaped stems, but purple […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Summer Weeds

Depending on your location, what summer weeds your clients see popping up will vary in the coming months. “In general, annual grasses like crabgrass and yellow foxtail have emerged,” says Ken Hutto, Ph.D., product development manager with FMC Professional Solutions.  “Yellow nutsedge and Kyllinga species are more noticeable in cool-season turfgrass markets this time of year. […]

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Technically Speaking: Controlling Nutsedge

Nutsedges are perennial weeds that are aggressive and difficult to control. While the weed may look grassy, it is not a grass or a broadleaf weed but a sedge. Sedges have triangular stems and three rows of leaves. They grow at a much faster rate than turfgrasses, making them very noticeable in yards. Sedges require […]

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