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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Mar 30, 2018 8:33 AM CST
Hello gang! Hope you're all having a great day! Smiling Smiling

I've cut down all the ornamental grasses, and I'm wondering if the sedge should be cut down, as well? It's semi-evergreen, so that's why I'm confused....

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DaisyI
Mar 30, 2018 8:53 AM CST
It looks really pretty right now. I wouldn't cut it down.
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Mar 30, 2018 10:21 AM CST
DaisyI said:It looks really pretty right now. I wouldn't cut it down.


Thank You! , but that's not a current photo. *Blush* It was taken during the growing season. Smiling Smiling Currently, it's way more dull in color bc it's semi evergreen.

I included the photo bc it links to the NGA database of the plant. Smiling
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 30, 2018 12:59 PM CST
If you want an opinion on its current condition, you should post a current photo.
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RpR
Mar 30, 2018 1:43 PM CST
bloominholes2fill said:Hello gang! Hope you're all having a great day! Smiling Smiling

I've cut down all the ornamental grasses, and I'm wondering if the sedge should be cut down, as well? It's semi-evergreen, so that's why I'm confused....


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DebbieC
Mar 30, 2018 1:52 PM CST
I understand that it is best not to cut carex back too much as moisture can get into the crown and cause rot. If the tips are brown, you can just trim them back. If there is brown foliage throughout, you can put on a pair of rubber gloves and comb through the foliage to remove most of the old stuff; whatever is left will be hidden with this seasons growth. If you must cut it back, no more than 2/3 of the growth should be removed. Hope this helps.
Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Mar 30, 2018 11:52 PM CST
DaisyI said:If you want an opinion on its current condition, you should post a current photo.


Nope, if you re-read the question, it's not based on it's current condition. Being that this is an annual maintenance question, really, the "current condition" has no relevance, otherwise I would have included a current photo. Smiling @Daisyl if you have experience with sedge, nothing other than your wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Mar 31, 2018 12:02 AM CST
@DebbieC Thank You! I do comb through my Blue Fescue, as you described, and it's semi-evergreen, so I think that's the approach I'll take with the sedge. Smiling I'm thinking that only dormants need cutting back, drastically.

@RpR I'd rather make informed decisions, whenever possible, but thanks just the same! Smiling
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