The Q&A Archives: Nut Grass?

Question: How do I get rid of nut grass in my lawn?

Answer: Denise,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Nutgrass (or nutsedge, its proper name) is indeed a pesky foe! You can spray the nutsedge with a herbicide called Manage. Use it at the full labeled strength and wait until the nutsedge is actively growing and has at least 3 to 5 leaves before spraying the patch. This will knock it back severely. It will return and you should be ready to spray again. After several applications, you will find that the vast majority of the nutsedge is gone. The key to any approach is to never allow it to reestablish and regain its stored reserves. Keep forcing it to use stored reserves to send up more growth and then quickly dig, rototill or spray it again. If you don't quit you will win!

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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