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How to Use Sedgehammer Herbicide

By DoMyOwn staff

No one likes weeds popping up in and around their yard! Sedgehammer and Sedhammer Plus is the industries most popular herbicide that kills and controls various types of unwanted weeds.

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Sedgehammer is a selective herbicide concentrate that targets a variety of stubborn, unwanted weeds including purple and yellow nutsedge, cocklebur, sunflowers, giant ragweed, pigweed, velvetleaf, and horsetail. “Selective” means that you can apply Sedgehammer on commercial and residential turf anywhere weeds appear, without injuring established turfgrass, ornamentals, and shrubs so the beauty of your lawn remains in tact. 

To prepare Sedgehammer, simply dilute the powdered concentrate with water in a pump sprayer according to rates indicated on the product label.  For best results, apply the well-established turf when weeds are actively growing, spraying target weeds until the leaf surfaces are visibly wet.  You should make the application when rainfall is unlikely for at least four hours and the outside temperature does not exceed 85 degrees. Avoid mowing two days before and after application. Sedgehammer begins working 24 to 48 hours after application, but results may not begin to show until 5 to 7 days later. In some cases, you will need to apply a second treatment of Sedgehammer after 6 to 10 weeks. Sedgehammer is available in a variety of sizes to fit you needs. The single use size called the Sedgehammer Plus produces one gallon of finished solution, perfect for spot treating weeds on your property. Sedgehammer 1.33 ounce bottle makes 40 gallons of finished solution, great for large areas and broadcast applications. This size includes a scoop for easy measuring. The larger size also requires a separate surfactant to be added to the tank sprayer.  Choose a non-ionic surfactant with at least 80