Providing information to help you get the most from your lawn.
It’s June and our lawns are in their active growing season. But, you may also begin to see pest activity and disease development that can negatively impact your lawn’s health.
- Chinch bugs may become a problem. They feed on grass blades causing the grass to turn yellow and eventually brown if feeding continues.
- Certain turfgrass diseases may develop as our weather changes.
- Be on the look-out for Red Thread. This turfgrass disease will appear as light pink or red patches of grass and the leaf tips may be covered with fine, pink to red threads.
- Dollarspot causes small circular straw-colored spots in your lawn. Some spots may fuse together to make big blotches.
Thick, Health Lawn
- The best defense is to have a thick, healthy lawn that can withstand these unwanted nuisances.
- You can have your lawn inspected to ensure that it receives the proper amount of fertilizer and nutrients needed to keep your lawn healthy and strong and aid in quicker recovery if damaged.
What You Can Do To Help
- Mow regularly and mow high. Our grass types should be mowed at 3-3-1/2″. Avoid scalping (mowing short) – which will hurt the color and health of your lawn. The general rule is cut no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at any one cutting.
- Remember to water your lawn regularly and provide at least 1-2 inches each week to promote deep healthy roots.
- Early detection is key to chinch bug control. If you think you have chinch bugs.