Although most of us prefer to live in harmony with nature, sometimes we need a strong line of defense. After hours of hard work in your yard, insects can threaten to take over and damage your turf. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the creatures threatening to destroy your grass.
Numerous Insects Presenting a Threat in Our Area
Besides the residents of Wilmington, N.C., many different types of insects have decided to claim our region as their home. We’ve already alerted you about fall army worms. Here are some other insects working away at your grass:
- Mole crickets
- Chinch bugs
- Spittle bugs
- Ground pearls
- Sod web worms
- Leaf hoppers
Steps to Treat Damaged Grass
If your once beautifully manicured lawn is looking under the weather, insect damage may be the cause. In these cases, you’ll probably notice signs of weakness including yellow blotches. To offer first aid, here are the steps to take:
- Identify the correct insect species
- Select the appropriate insecticide
- Treat your lawn immediately
Some of the insecticides for treating insect-damaged grass include:
If you apply Talstar several times, you’ll have a good chance of getting mole crickets under control. Be sure to follow the instructions for the best results.
Reliable Information From the “Sod Father”
Are you confused about how to treat insects and protect your lawn? The “Sod Father” can help. Customers at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies turn to us for answers because of our extensive experience with turf production (see pictures).
Owner Don Curtis graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree in:
- Turf grasses
- Specialty crops
In addition, he has firsthand experience growing and caring for sod properly.
Contact Us With More Questions About Protecting Your Lawn
Do you have more questions about getting insects under control? Would you like to learn about the best ways to treat damaged grass? Contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies today!