Hello from Huntington Beach We have an umbrella plant,cyperus, that has self propagated all over my back yard. It's like a papayrus. I can't pull it out of the ground and I keep cutting it back and it just keeps multiplying How can I get rid of it?
This article may help:
You can also try cutting it all back and covering it with thick black plastic to choke it out
Can I spray herbicide for nutsedge in jasmine without killing the asiatic jasmine?
Nutsedge control with herbicides is not effective.
The article below will help you.
I have 2 cyperus papyrus plants out doors since the spring. I would like to bring them in the house for the winter my zone is 8a and I'm afraid they wont winter over. Any ideas how to do this successfully?? Im worried about shocking the plant and bugs-- thanks!
Bring your container-grown papyrus plant indoors for the winter if temperatures dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If the papyrus gets full sun, it continues to grow through winter. The ideal indoor temperature ranges between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. A garage, shed or unheated room may provide the necessary temperature.
Supply artificial light if you can't give an indoor papyrus plant enough sun during the winter. Without enough light, papyrus stalks flop over.
I garden organically and have an invasion of nut grass in three of my gardens and a lawn area. I have dug out the soil and sifted it but a few days later it's back worse. How do I get rid of this?
Unfortunately, the only recommended method for controlling this grass is what you are already doing.
The only other thing I would suggest is that you lay a black tarp over the area for a few months. Then when everything is dead under, you can uncover, and re-seed with the grass of your choice.
Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/controlling-sedge-weeds.htm
I am clueless as to what to plant in my container for morning sun and light shade in the afternoon. I planted Prince Tut (Cyperus papyrus), Dichondra argentea silver falls, Superbells, and Superbena in my container but the only things thriving are the Prince Tut and the Dichondra argentea. The annual flowers are doing nothing. Seems to get full sun till about 1 pm then is shaded by the house the rest of the day. What annual flowers will work?
Sure! You have several choices for your area.
Here are some articles that will offer suggestions, both annual and perennial: