Posts Tagged ‘chinch bugs’

I have been called to review a half dozen lawns just this week and found the homeowners perplexed over expanding brown patches that appear as drought/heat stress - perhaps even grubs. The photo above is one such example. However, this damage is from chinch bugs, very small insects found in the lawn’s...Read More
I consistently hear folks telling me they plan to dethatch their lawn in the spring, despite my continual warnings against this practice. Many of our clients believe our treatments simply won’t work as well if they don’t first dethatch; that the applied products will not reach the soil. However,...Read More

August Lawn Advice

August is actually a great month to help your lawn but is often overshadowed with end-of-summer vacations and getting the kids ready for school. August is a time to start lawn repairs, aerate, overseed and treat for damaging insects like sod webworm, chinch bugs, and even grubs. Regarding weeds, August...Read More
While grubs were discussed in my last post and are the most widely known lawn pest, little is known about the equally (if not more) damaging chinch bug.  I just visited a lawn this week and found the homeowner perplexed over the spotty brown patches amongst tufts of still green grass. (That’s his...Read More
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