Posts Tagged ‘grubs’

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
Vole and mole damage is most visible in the spring and fall, often damaging lawns and ornamental landscapes with their feeding/burrowing activities. Voles often create shallow tunnels on the surface of the lawn that become visible as snow melts (see above photo). Voles are plump little critters and...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
If you have a sunny lawn, you may have already suffered the wrath of grubs.  If you have not yet experienced grub damage and have a sunny location, please give serious consideration to grub control “insurance” by applying a preventative product. Unseen by you, there are at least six types of...Read More
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