Sedge weed burrs. Courtesy of Flickr user born1945.
This is the fifth of 11 Tricks to Make Sure Your Grass Is Always Greener, a free eBook. We’ll be posting a new trick on this blog every other week.
If you see a rapidly spreading, aggressive weed that has spiky burrs at the top of its stem, you could be looking at a sedge weed. Other clues to look for: triangular stems and groups of three leaves.
Like grassy weeds, sedge weeds also resemble grass. You can spot the difference, though, because they grow faster than neighboring areas of regular grass. They will be higher than the rest of the lawn, sometimes by a few inches.