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What is Nutsedge and why is it in my Lawn?

Many homeowners encounter an unusual, rapidly growing weed in their lawns called nutsedge. While it might look like grass, nutsedge is actually a perennial weed that can be quite troublesome. At Turf Professors, we understand the challenge it presents and are dedicated to helping you manage it effectively.

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Identifying Nutsedge in Your Lawn

Nutsedge is easily identifiable by its lime green color and its tendency to grow faster than the surrounding tall fescue. Especially during the heat of summer, nutsedge can quickly become noticeable, disrupting the uniformity of your lawn with its distinct appearance.

The Ideal Conditions for Nutsedge

Thriving in Moist Environments: Nutsedge loves moisture. It often proliferates in areas of your lawn that are damp or where overwatering occurs. Proper irrigation management is vital to discourage its growth.

Effective Strategies for Nutsedge Management

Comprehensive Lawn Care Programs: At Turf Professors, our lawn care programs are designed to tackle challenging weeds like nutsedge. The Associates program includes a targeted nutsedge control application, while the Masters program steps up the fight with two rounds of control, providing maximum suppression of this persistent weed.

Optimal Technician Routes for Timely Treatment: Our commitment to smaller technician routes ensures timely and effective application of nutsedge treatments. This careful scheduling is not only crucial for controlling nutsedge but also plays a significant role in the overall health of your lawn, including fertilization and disease prevention.


Nutsedge can be a persistent issue in lawns, but with the right approach, it's a problem that can be managed effectively. Whether you're enrolled in our Associates or Masters lawn care program, you can expect dedicated efforts to control nutsedge and maintain the health and aesthetic appeal of your lawn.

Need Professional Help with Nutsedge?

If you're struggling with nutsedge or other lawn care challenges, don't hesitate to reach out to Turf Professors. Our tailored lawn care solutions, especially through our Masters program, are designed to offer maximum control over invasive weeds like nutsedge. Let us help you achieve a healthy, vibrant, and weed-free lawn.





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