Sedge plants look like grass but they are not actual grass. They are grass-like plants that have unique characteristics such as being tolerant to dry season; they easily survive with or without water. They are also very easy to grow and it doesn’t cost much to keep them alive and care for them.
Creek sedge is a type of sedge plant that is most common around North America. The creek sedge is usually green in color and very attractive. They are not fully erect plants and are usually shaped like a fountain. They are used to beautify homes and surroundings.
Just like other ornamental plants, caring for your creek sedge is very important in keeping your environment beautiful. Without sufficient care, the creek sedge grows wild and loses its characteristic features which make it attractive. There are several steps to follow in order to care for your Creek sedge plants.
Caring for your Creek sedge
The steps to follow when taking care of your sedge are not exhaustive. This is because sedge plants generally grow well in a variety of conditions. They can easily be moved from place to place without having to add extra nutrients to facilitate its growth. Below are some of the ways you can keep your plant healthy:
Adding fertilizer to the soil isn’t so necessary when growing your Creek sedge. But if you want to ensure extra growth and proper nourishment of your plant, the addition of fertilizer is a step you shouldn’t ignore. When adding fertilizer, ensure it is done in the early period of summer and it doesn’t contain excess nitrogen. Fertilizers with excess nitrogen are not advisable for your sedge plant, so it is important that you only feed your plant with light nitrogen.
Although your plant can grow without water and in times of excessive drought, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they would grow to their best capacity when they don’t have water to live on. When keeping these plants in your home, ensure they have a lot of water to keep them thriving. If your plant is placed outside for beautification and is exposed to excessive sunlight, ensure you water the plant at least three times in a month. For plants that are kept away from the sun, in darker areas such as below a tent or inside the house, ensure you water the plant at least once a month. During winter and fall seasons, do not water your creek sedge.
If you want to keep a more decent-looking creek sedge, you should cut back the sedges that have bloomed far better than the others. This is to allow for uniformity and give it a neat appearance. No one appreciates excessive growth. You can also mow your sedge plants if the blades are sharp and take care to avoid cutting it too low. At most, two-thirds of your plant can be cut off.
Keeping your plant very healthy should be your greatest concern, and following these steps would help you achieve your goal.