Yellow Nutsedge Control in Allentown, Bethlehem, & Lehigh County, PA | Green Turf Care
Yellow nutsedge growing in a yard near Allentown, PA.

Yellow Nutsedge Control in the Greater Lehigh Valley, PA area

Our lawn care experts will create a strategy to eliminate yellow nutsedge growing in your yard.

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Yellow nutsedge control services provided to properties in Allentown, Emmaus, and nearby Pennsylvania cities.

This type of sedge is highly invasive and not easy to get rid of once it takes root.

Yellow nutsedge overtaking a Bethlehem, PA lawn.

As a property owner, it can be discouraging to realize that your lawn has been invaded by yellow nutsedge. This type of sedge is not easy to get rid of and is highly invasive. It takes expert knowledge to eliminate it from your yard.

When yellow nutsedge takes root, we can provide control services at residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, and nearby cities in Pennsylvania.


Yellow Nutsedge Is Not a Typical Weed

Many will refer to yellow nutsedge as a weed, but it is actually a sedge. This means that typical broadleaf weed control treatments will not get rid of it. A sedge is a grass-like plant, and once one like yellow nutsedge comes into a lawn, it is incredibly difficult to get rid of it.

Common Signs of Yellow Nutsedge Growth

Typically, yellow nutsedge will not start growing until late June, July, or August. The most noticeable sign will be a shift in color of your lawn. It will start to look a little more yellow as the sedge grows.

Your lawn will also appear to grow much more quickly, as yellow nutsedge grows much faster than your existing grass and sticks out above the lawn, ruining the picture-perfect grass you previously had.

Do not try to pull nutsedge when you see it in your lawn. It will grow back again and it will come back with a vengeance.


How We Get Rid of Yellow Nutsedge

Yellow nutsedge weeds overgrown on a Emmaus, PA lawn.

In order to get rid of this very invasive plant, it will take some time. We have treated several lawns across the Lehigh Valley for yellow nutsedge and know the exact protocols to eradicate it. Here is what we typically recommend to our customers when we treat their lawns:

  • Do not mow your lawn for the next 2-3 days after calling us.
  • We will come out and really saturate the yard with Sedgehammer, a nutsedge suppressant.
  • After treatment, wait another 2-3 days and then cut the yard. This gives the product time to soak down into the roots of the nutsedge.

Please note, getting rid of nutsedge is not an overnight process. It can take time and multiple years of treatment to remove it all from your lawn. It has to be suppressed, as it will not respond to other weed killer products.


Concerned that your lawn may be falling victim to yellow nutsedge? Contact us as soon as possible to begin treatment.

If your lawn is looking a little more yellow and mysteriously growing faster, you should be concerned about the grass falling victim to an invasion of yellow nutsedge. Our lawn care company provides nutsedge treatments in Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and surrounding communities in Pennsylvania. Contact us at (484) 452-3595 so we can start treating the lawn as soon as possible.