Lawn Insects Commonly Found in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia
Is your lawn preyed on by damaging insects? Here in Macon / Warner Robins, Georgia we occasionally run in insect pest that can damage our lawn. So, what can you do to battle these lawn-destroying problems?
Insecticides may be used to control insects that damage turf, however they can be costly and multiple applications are typically required. Often a better approach is to address the underlying issues causing the disease, such as; shade, poor drainage, poor oxygen circulation, dull mower blades, or improper irrigation practices. If you are in need of a company that will provide proper maintenance practices, please contact our sister company.
Fungicides are also more effective when used preventatively when the conditions for the occurrence of disease is likely. Treating disease preventatively is also more cost effective as lower rates may be used with better results as opposed to treating diseases curatively. It is important to understand that when a disease has caused damage to a lawn fungicides will not regrow grass, they will only reduce or eliminate the pathogen. Find out more about our proactive program that addresses potential insect and disease damage.
If you notice you have any of these issues in your yard, or you’re just not sure what it is you’re looking for, please give us a call at 478-318-7644 or contact us online..
Liquid Lawn Disease Identification Guide
Dollar Spot is caused by the pathogen Sclerotinia homoeocarpa and it affects all warm season turf grasses. It causes brown or straw colored patches approximately the size of a half dollar. Lesions may be seen on the leaf blades. In the early morning dew the mycelia may be found, it resembles small spider webs on the turf surface.
The disease typically occurs in Macon / Warner Robins when temperatures are between 60°F to 85°F and high levels of humidity are present. Fungicides are not usually necessary as the disease dissipates with nitrogen fertilizer applications.