Lawn Alternative - Sedge Lawn Kit - Tufted Look

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  • Regular price $ 349.99


A nice lawn can look......... well nice! With its deep greens lush textures, a green carpet can nicely offset an explosion of blooms!  However, those perfect traditional lawns come at an expense to our environment, with use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and water.

We have developed an alternative to the lawn that uses grass-like native plants called sedges.  None of these sedges will have the exact look of a lawn, but they are a beautiful groundcover with their lush green tufted textures and save the earth's resources and ecology.  These sedges do not require pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, should not be mowed, and do not require extra watering once established.  Plus they look beautiful and they support local ecology!!!!! If you replace turf with a sedge lawn you double the benefit.

This particular kit has been designed with a tufted flowing look with a diversity of textures from three different sedge species.  These sedges are best suited for use in a part sun to a lightly shaded garden area with slightly wet to normal soil conditions. As the tufts form throughout the spring whimsical seed heads will develop on each plant.  Cut the seed heads for a more manicured look or leave them on for a more naturalized landscape. Allow the seeds to ripen, drop, germinate and grow and for a dense groundcover of lush sedge meadow glory.

The kits come in two different sizes small and large. We recommend the denser planting of 1' on center however it can be stretched to wider spacing if allowed to fill in over several years through seed germination.

  • Sun Exposure Savanna/Woodland
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic
  • Height 6"-12"
  • Flower Color Green
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    Small Kit:

    Contains 150 total plugs (3 different species) and covers approximately 150 square feet if planted 1' on center and up to 225 square feet if planted 1.5' on center.

    50 - Carex rosea (Curly-styled Wood Sedge)
    50 - Carex radiata (Straight-styled Wood Sedge)
    50 - Carex sprengelii (Long-beaked Sedge)

     

    Large Kit:

    Contains 300 plugs (3 different species) and covers approximately 300 square feet if planted 1' on center and up to 450 square feet if planted 1.5' on center.

    100 - Carex rosea (Curly-styled Wood Sedge)
    100 - Carex radiata (Straight-styled Wood Sedge)
    100 - Carex sprengelii (Long-beaked Sedge) 

    For larger areas and wholesale orders email us for a custom quote.

    Ready for delivery or pick up approximately in mid-May or early-June.   

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    Photo 1 image is for representation purpose only, the actual product is comprised of different but similar looking sedge species.

    Photo 2: Photos By Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons