narra native turf

Sep 12, 2017 at 11:11 o\clock

Sedges For A Native Lawn

Sedge plants aren't grasses but are a close cousins. They are similar in look and they formed our original sod mixed with indigenous grasses. Overtime we've given up this sod into a mixture of grasses imported from Asia, Europe, and Africa, which currently make up our cultivated turf grass. These imported grasses have been hybridized and now compose the lawns we all see every day. There is a priced to be paid though for this nice cleaned manicured appearance. Weekly mowing, fertilizer,fertilizers, and water all make developing these lawns not only labor intensive but costly as well.

You will find sedges that grow in nearly every habitat and climate on Earth. You will find sedges that grow in wetlands as well as sand dunes full sun to part shade. The ones that are native to an area of class do best in this region but sedges are easily adaptable to a broad range of conditions. After recognized a sedge lawn requires minimum mowing and almost no fertilizer or chemicals to help keep it looking great. Once recognized most sedge yards require pruning just 3 to 4 times a year, now how about this for a time saver.

The very first thing to do if you're considering a sedge lawn would be to check to determine which kind sedges will grow well in your climate and conditions. While sedges can be increased from seeds or baits it's crucial to be aware that many sedge seeds have a very brief period they're viable and therefore germination rates are often poor. That's the reason the majority of sedge lawns are set up by planting plugs. A fantastic guideline to figure how many plugs you may need is to figure about two plugs per square foot. There is somewhat more to it than simply plopping some plugs from the floor and then awaiting the sedge lawn to look. Exactly like setting a turf grass lawn you need to ready the website and make it ready for planting.

To establish a sedge lawn you need to clean the area of all vegetation and make certain that it is weed free. Most dirt is fine with out and change unless it's very hard clay then 2" of compost should be tilled in. Plant your plugs then top dress them with compost. You may fertilize them with a great turf grass starter fertilizer to provide them a jump start. Mow them after a month during the growing season. This yearly mowing will stimulate tillering encouraging thick growth and faster establishment.

Once established I believe that you will find that a sedge yard not only looks good it actually reduces labor and costs while adding an element of unique beauty to your landscape.

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