Although nutsedge closely resembles grass, it is in fact a member of the sedge family. Yellow nutsedge is the most commonly found species in Connecticut.
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While mowing your lawn may seem easy, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. First, keep the mower blades SHARP!
Rough cinquefoil is a low-growing perennial weed found in low maintenance lawns. It generally lives on acidic, nutrient-poor, dry, sandy soils.
Common purslane is a summer annual weed with a prostrate mat-forming habit and thick, succulent stems and leaves. It is commonly found on thin or newly seeded turfgrass.
Rusts appear as an orange to yellowish powder on the grass blades. Appearing predominantly in late summer to early fall when the weather is dry.
Summer heat can play havoc with lawns, just as this summer has. The silver lining is that it offers us an opportunity to examine why some areas look good,