Tiny Insects You Can Not See Eating Your Lawn Alive
This time of year you see brown patches on your lawn and your first thought is, “it’s the heat.” But if your lawn has been getting water, there’s a good chance it’s probably insects eating your lawn alive. Lawn moths flying from your grass when you mow is a sure sign of trouble just around the corner. These tan-colored moths are about a quarter to a half inch long and fly in a zig-zag pattern over the lawn, especially in the evening. The moths do not damage your grass, however they lay eggs for sod webworms and cutworms that will cause your lawn to thin and turn brown.
The good news is you can protect your lawn with Turf Builder SummerGuard. Just one application will take care of lawn-damaging insects as well as ticks and fleas. And, it gives your lawn a special summer feeding.
In honor of Throwback Thursday, one of my old TV commercials shows how to protect your lawn from summer insect attacks. My “friends” used to give me a hard time about not being able to get out of the way of the sprinkler at the end of this 12-year old TV commercial. I just told them I was a slow learner because that sprinkler got me every time the director said, “OK, let’s do another take.”