Lawn Alternative - Sedge Lawn Kit - Flowing Look

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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 do look beautiful with their lush green flowing textures and save the earth's resources and ecology.  These sedges do not require pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, 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 Carex pensylvanica (Common Oak Sedge) to resemble a more traditional monoculture lawn look in mind, but if left to its own devices it exhibits a lush flowing lawn look. This kit works best in a part sun to a lightly shaded garden area in medium to dry soils. As the sedges form throughout the spring, whimsical seed heads will develop on each plant.  Mow the seed heads in the spring 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 mat of lush sedge meadow glory. This particular kit also spreads slowly through roots and can form a dense mat over time! It will take several years under optimal growing conditions to fill in. Even though the kit will somewhat resemble turf, it is more so intended for ornamental purposes rather than high use turf areas.

This kits contains a monoculture of Carex pensylvanica (Common Oak Sedge) and comes in two different sizes, small and large. We recommend the denser planting of 1 - 1.5' on center however it can be stretched to wider spacing if allowed to fill in over several years growth and seed germination. The wider the spacing, the longer the time for the lawn to fully fill in.

  • Sun Exposure Savanna/Woodland
  • Soil Conditions Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
  • Height 6"-8"
  • Flower Color Green
  • Flower Time April-May
  • Small Kit:

    Contains 152 total plugs and covers approximately 335 square feet if planted 1.5' on center.

    152 Plugs - Carex pensylvanica (Common Oak Sedge)

    Large Kit:

    Contains 304 plugs and covers approximately 450 square feet if planted 1.5' on center. 

    304 Plugs - Carex pensylvanica (Common Oak Sedge)

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


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