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sedge in lawns

The sedge is in several small patches in the lawn. Each spring brown flower spikes emerge which are cut off by mowing. I would like to eradicate it. Digging it out is not an option.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,908

    Better drainage.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Steve29Steve29 Posts: 4

    There must be a specific weedkiller that can be used. Digging it out is bound to leave traces of rhizome. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Poor drainage and poor fertility.
  • Steve29Steve29 Posts: 4

    It's  been in the lawn for years. There are a couple of products which deal with nut sedge - Sedgehammer is one.

    I'm not sure which variety it is but I can identify it.  Drainage is ok where it is and I feed my lawns appropriately at the recommended times of the year.

  • Steve29Steve29 Posts: 4

    My error folks. It's  Common Woodrush -  Luzula campestris. A common weed of lawns. There are treatments available for this. Dr Hessayon has some ideas. I'm  sure the interweb can provide further info.

    Thank you all for your patience and input.


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