If you’re like me, you love to get outside and tinker in the garden and try to grow an even more beautiful lawn than you did last year! Those lush, green lawns feel so good under your feet, like nature’s carpet. But the bad news is that certain insects also love your lawn and will wreak havoc and destruction in your lawn if not properly treated. Landscaping Myrtle Beach has talked a lot about the insects that affect our area, as well as the kind of damage they can do to a great lawn. If you know what you’re dealing with and how to control these insects, you can avoid the damage they can inflict on your property’s lawn.
Bugs That Do The Biggest Damage on Landscaping Myrtle Beach
Although there are several insects and pests that pose big problems for any lawn, Landscaping Myrtle Beach says that it’s chinch bugs and mole crickets that seem to be the biggest problem. If you have a Bermuda lawn or Centipede lawn, your biggest problem will be mole crickets, while St. Augustine lawns are affected by chinch bugs. Large areas of your lawn can die if these pests are not properly controlled.
St. Augustine type lawns should be tested on a regular basis for the infestation of chinch bugs, which can cause major damage by sucking sap and then injecting a sort of toxic substance that turns your grass yellow before eventually killing it. This kind of damage occurs faster in areas under drought or extended periods of extreme heat. Landscaping Myrtle Beach recommends treatment with insecticide as often as is needed.
Treatment of mole crickets requires the focus to be on eliminating young nymphs. Managing mole crickets can be tricky and needs a plan that is very well timed. Unfortunately it is not a one-time application of insecticide, but rather the annual treatment plan. You will need to have lots of patience and monitor your lawn regularly for mole crickets.
Spring is the time when any problem areas should be identified. Adult mole crickets are present then and those areas are very likely the areas that will later have nymphs. Landscaping Myrtle Beach says that you should plan treatment anywhere from July to early August because the nymphs are much more sensitive to the treatment applications then. Several different insecticides are available to treat both the chinch bug and the mole cricket. But if you plan on trying to apply treatment of these pests yourself, it is crucial that you understand the label instructions about the proper time of year to use the product, as well as the correct rate. Calling a professional like Landscaping Myrtle Beach is safer for your lawn and family.
Landscaping Myrtle Beach has provided lots of information for you and there is also plenty of info online about how to test your lawn for the chinch bug and the mole cricket. Don’t allow your beautiful lawn to become a victim of these destructive pests—remember, now is the time to act!
Give Local Hardscape Pros a call today and get rid of those spring pests.
Local Hardscape Pros
4717 Jenn Drive Suite 100K
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577