Posts Tagged ‘lawn pests’

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
Unhealthy Lawn.
While there are a wide variety of reasons why your lawn’s appearance is less than spectacular, there are some basic underlying issues that are a common thread, whether it be a quick or slow demise of the home lawn. Regardless of how the damage occurred, the result will be the same - lost turf will...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
[caption id="attachment_1452" align="alignnone" width="225"] Grubs love a sunny lawn with warm soil[/caption]   Grubs in your lawn right now and into the fall are likely hidden beneath brown grass.  While crows and skunks may alert you to this lawn problem, grubs are growing fat thanks to...Read More
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