One of the most common and bothersome weeds found in the Pittsburgh area, nutsedge is extremely noticeable. If you have ever identified what looks to be unnaturally tall blades of grass, lighter in color than you turf, this is nutsedge. Typically sprouting up due to an excess of moisture in your lawn, as well as the presence of nutlets and rhizomes, it is tough to get rid of. Once it takes hold, seeds spread with ease, and even lay dormant, furthering the issue long term. Closer inspection will reveal a lime-green color, with a rib up the middle of the blade, confirming the presence of nutsedge. In terms of prevention, good lawn maintenance is the best deterrent, with regular services such as aeration, fertilization, and weed control. Good defense is the best offense, as we know so well in the Pittsburgh area. Arming your turf to fight if off, gives you the best chance of preventing initial infestation. Once it takes hold, herbicide is necessary to rid your turf of nutsedge, as any sort of hands on approach is ineffectual. The true issue lies within your soil, so it must be treated to clear up your turf.