When installing a new lawn of St. Augustinegrass, it’s important to know about the common pest that can affect your landscape. When you know the signs of common pests, you’ll be able to take care of them before they become a problem.
Typically most St. Augustinegrass lawns have issues with chinch bugs. These insects suck plant juices through a needlelike beak, turning your grass yellow or brown. If you suspect that your lawn could have a chinch bug infestation, check your lawn by removing the ends of a coffee can, inserting one end into the soil at the damage area, and filling it with water. The chinch bugs should float to the top within five minutes. Standard single insecticide treatments may not take care of your problem, so it’s important to work with the specialists.
In addition to chinch bugs, webworms, armyworms, mole crickets, and grass loopers often cause problems in St. Augustinegrass. If you have high levels of nitrogen fertilizer in your grass, then you are more likely to have problems with these pests.
Are you noticing pests in your lawn? The staff at Southern Green offer lawn pest control in Jacksonville, FL, as well as Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Contact us today to inquire about our services and have one of our specialists inspect your landscape today.