Whats Bugging Your Lawn
Only a small percentage of the insects living in your lawn cause damage. The Chinch Bug is one of those pests that can cause damage, ranging from mild to severe. However, a healthy lawn is the best way to prevent any insect infestation. Healthy lawn practices include:
- Proper fertilizing
- Mowing high
- Proper watering
Chinch bugs thrive in lawns that are dry and heavily thatched –hence hillsides and areas near hard-scaped surfaces tend to be ideal environments for Chinch bugs. Consider planting resistant grasses, and trees for shade to improve these habitats. Our staff can help you select the right grass seed or trees for your situation.
White grubs feed on the fiberous roots of your lawn, turning it brown and ‘spongey’ under foot. You can often lift back your lawn making it easy to view the grubs. Dealing with white grubs can be difficult, so the best strategy is one of prevention. Health lawn practices as described above can help reduce the spread of this annoying insect. If your lawn is suffering from white grubs, come see our staff for solutions – from applying nematodes to overseeding, we can help!