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Old 06-14-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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I live in Central Florida near Orlando and after having my whole landscape redone and the sod replaced have had an invasion of Sedge (or Nut Sedge) Grass in my planter beds, next to the driveway, next to the border around the planter beds...you name it. None of my neighbors seem to have this affliction. Round Up doesn't work on it apparently and other than weeding for the rest of my life wonder how the heck to get rid of it. Any ideas? Please..
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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No one else has ever seen Sedge?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Ah wonderful sedge. I have many clients in my area of California that are also affected by yellow nut sedge. Roundup does work but your application might not be adequate or regular enough to have an effect. Understand that when weeding you need to remove the sedge and it's "nut ball" for a more lasting effect after manual weeding. You might need a professional strength product like Roundup QuickPro which has better surfactants and actually scorches the plant within 24 hours. High humidity could be causing the roundup to have a weaker affect.

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Old 06-15-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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Ah wonderful sedge. I have many clients in my area of California that are also affected by yellow nut sedge. Roundup does work but your application might not be adequate or regular enough to have an effect. Understand that when weeding you need to remove the sedge and it's "nut ball" for a more lasting effect after manual weeding. You might need a professional strength product like Roundup QuickPro which has better surfactants and actually scorches the plant within 24 hours. High humidity could be causing the roundup to have a weaker affect.
Thanks! I just also heard of a product called Image that is specifically formulated for Sedge supposedly. I'll try that and the QuickPro on separate areas to see what works best.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Thanks! I just also heard of a product called Image that is specifically formulated for Sedge supposedly. I'll try that and the QuickPro on separate areas to see what works best.
Ok, so not much success with either chemical. Would digging up the beds and laying plastic weed barrier be a good solution? Though I worry about the plastic hindering water absorption to the bushes and trees in the various beds....is that an issue?
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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No one else has ever seen Sedge?
Sorry. As a Boomer I saw WEED in your title and my mind drifted.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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Sorry. As a Boomer I saw WEED in your title and my mind drifted.

LOL, you crazy!

Anyway,

I would not use plastic but an actual landscape fabric that allows air and water to pass through but not weeds.

Interesting you not having luck with Quick Pro.

I have killed several different kinds of sedge with that product.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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LOL, you crazy!

Anyway,

I would not use plastic but an actual landscape fabric that allows air and water to pass through but not weeds.

Interesting you not having luck with Quick Pro.

I have killed several different kinds of sedge with that product.
I'll try that, it has to be better than bombing with chemicals. Maybe I wasn't using enough. Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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I think there were sedge grass seeds in the mulch I bought. Never had a problem before, added mulch, and now they're popping up all over the place around some tender perennials I planted a month ago. Guess I'll just scald them with boiling water or brush them with vinegar...don't want to chance Roundup.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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I think there were sedge grass seeds in the mulch I bought. Never had a problem before, added mulch, and now they're popping up all over the place around some tender perennials I planted a month ago. Guess I'll just scald them with boiling water or brush them with vinegar...don't want to chance Roundup.
Good luck with that.

Look up bane and there is a picture of sedge.
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