Bugs in the Lawn Articles

White Grub Damage Looks Like Water Stress Even When Wet and The Turf Is Not Rooted in the Soil

White Grub Damage Looks Like Water Stress Even When Wet and The Turf Is Not Rooted in the Soil

Grubs kill St Augustine turf by feeding on the roots. A turf without roots cannot take up water or nutrients and grub damaged turf appears water stressed and weak. Most often people think they have irrigation problems when in fact they have grub problems. The solution is preventing grubs, because once the damage is observed it is too late.

Lawn Moths/Sod Webworms

Lawn Moths/Sod Webworms

In our area, during summer months it is not uncommon to see the little white moths darting about a foot or two above the turf – especially in the shady areas and at night. Theses lawn moths do NO damage to your lawn – yes they are a nuisance but they absolutely do no damage to the lawn. But that is only half of the story.

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