FOR THE LOVE OF LAWN
TIPs, Tricks & Curiosities for A lovely lawn
When beautiful, healthy and emerald green, your home yard is the most alluring part of your landscape. However, when insects or rodents invade your lawn, it becomes sickly and brown losing the charming appeal. Arming yourself with the necessary education and effective treatment plans helps to keep your yard healthy and striking.
Identifying The Common Yard Bugs
The best way for an individual to control the invasion of bugs on the yard is correctly identifying their life cycles. Knowing their first noticeable symptoms within the given period helps you to promptly deal with the bugs before they make a significant invasion. The most common and notable signs on your yard include dying or dead grass patches, brown spots, grass bite marks, wilting blades and insects on your yard glass. In case of underground pest invasion and damage, you will notice your yard soil having holes, the roots of your plants become thin or even are all together missing.
The Most Threatening Yard Pests
We have yard insects that can cause significant damage to your yard leaving it dull and unappealing. These include:
White grubs are renowned for their prowess in damaging your yard more profoundly even more than the most notable ones like Japanese beetles and masked chafers. Larvae invade your yard during the summer, spring and early fall season feasting from below your lawn's surface on the grassroots. They have c-shaped and plump larvae look.
Grubs complete their cycle within one year. The interpretive signs of your yard having larvae include wilted grass blades, brown turf patches, and death of your plants.
Tip: If you notice your yard having lots of moles, skunks, and crows eating on the soil they are searching for grubs. And it is time to start your lawn pest control treatment.
Generally found in the south where they don't dye off over the winter, armyworms turns your yard into their battlefield. These 2 inch long pests come in a variety of colors depending on their type. You may notice yellow, gray and brown stripped caterpillars in your lawn but usually only at night since they feed at night. After a certain period, they turn into brown moths that are easily distinguishable at night. Armyworms produce throughout the summer and spring months creating three generations that turn into moths within three weeks. The most noticeable symptoms of an invaded yard include the skeleton of leaves since they feed on stems and blades of glass.
Tip: When you notice your yard has circular bare spots it’s time to take immediate action.
Practical Ways to Control Yard Pests
Uncontrolled yard pests can cause significant damage to your lawn. Luckily, we can effectively manage and prevent these unwanted visitors from invading your beautiful turf leaving you with an appealing haven to relax and enjoy your outdoor space. Take control of your yard and act promptly.