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Questions About Sedge Plants

Asked by
Karen Schuster on
February 1, 2018
Minnesota Lake, MN Zone 4

Q. sedge lawns

I want to put in a sedge lawn where i cannot get my big lawn mower in. I do not want it to be very tall. Ideas.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
February 1, 2018
A.

It is best to get sedges that are native to your area. Most places in the US have a native plant nursery near them, just do an internet search. Sedges come in various heights, and have varying moisture, sun and soil requirements. Match your choice to your conditions. Even if rated for dry soil, it benefits from some watering the first year during hot, dry spells. Sedge seed is difficult to work with; it doesn't germinate well so most places offer plugs. If you have acidic soil, consider heathers and heaths which also make a nice groundcover. There is also something called Eco-Grass and Eco-Lawn which is a no-mow fine fescue. Make sure it is appropriate for you location.

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Asked by
TigerLily on
October 7, 2018
West Des Moines, IA Zone 5

Q. Will Banana Boat Sedge survive in Polk County, IA?

I have 5 medium size pots. Should I winter inside or will they survive outdoors.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 9, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Banana Boat Sedge hardiness is zones 5-9.
In a container you lose 2 zones, so you will need to shelter these in a garage or shed and add insulation around the containers.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 6, 2019

Q. Sedge control in turf grass lawns.

How can I get rid of Pensylvanica sedge that is creeping into our lawn from an adjacent community owned drainage ditch where it was planted? I’ve read that the sedge puts out horizontal rhizomes that allow more and more sedge blades to emerge. We don’t want a sedge lawn! I pull them out, but realize they will continue to migrate via the rhizomes. What will stop them?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2019
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