Sedum What spray controls yellowsedum? Or ia there a better way to control it?
yellow sedum control
Grand Traverse County Michigan
Sedum in lawns is a very difficult problem to handle with herbicide sprays. It has a thick waxy surface that repels water-- sprays bead up and roll off. The only effective way to manage it without tilling up a yard and starting over is to promote strong grass growth that will actually out compete the sedum. Sedum thrives under these conditions: closely mowed grass, low fertility soils, and dry soils. The single most productive thing you can do is to mow the grass at a very tall level-- 4-5 inches hight or more if possible. Tall grass will be healthier itself, and it actually competes with the sedum for sunlight and nutrition. This is not a rapid process, but it is the single most important step in sedum control. Increasing the soil fertility and occasional watering are the other important steps to take.