Best Sedge Grass for a Lawn in Shade in Central Maryland

Asked April 11, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT

Dear USDA,
I would like to replace my lawn with sedge grass. Which varieties do you recommend for shade and for our DC suburban climate? Do you know of landscaping companies who have expertise installing a sedge grass lawn?

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

We do not have a lot of information on using sedge as a turf alternative or lawn care companies and installation. We have some links on sedges that are used as groundcovers.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/blue-sedge
http://extension.umd.edu/learn/pennsylvania-sedge

Look at the link from the National Arboretum called Grass Roots Initiative. This is an exhibit on various aspects of turfgrass and lawns. You may be able to find more information here. The contact is Geoff Rinehart, the Grass Roots Coordinator. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Education/Initiative.pdf
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