Aphids and Chinch Bugs and Brown Patch… Oh My!
Helpful Lawn Advice from Buck’s Backyard
Winter is upon us although you would not know it with all the above normal temperatures we are experiencing. This brings on several conditions associated
with your lawn and landscape that we do not normally have to combat this time of year. The first being insects! Usually insects go dormant or just shut down during the winter months but we are still experiencing Aphids on new growth, as well as other valuable landscape plants. And the everlasting Chinch bug that is still active due to the warm temperatures in your St. Augustine lawns. Fungus is very active (Brown Patch) in all types of turfgrass. This is brought on with the warm days and cool nights. Be aware that these above conditions could still affect your landscape and lawn, even in cooler seasons.
Another issue is the fact that homeowners typically cut back on watering during the winter months. Most winters you could possibly go to one time a week and be good. However with the warmer temperatures and dry conditions additional watering may be necessary. If your footprints or lawn mower wheel tracks remain in the lawn for some time it is an indication you
need additional water. Winter will be here and you can relax somewhat on your lawn and landscape. Just remember the better communication between us and your lawn care provider, the quicker these issues can be addressed and controlled. No matter what you do, no matter what we apply, there will always be issues with living breathing things such as your lawn and landscape. So if you have an issue or a question, just call us at 1-941-840-149. You can also email us with questions and photos to [email protected] Just bring concerns to our attention so we can work to better serve you!
Buck Moon serves as the Certified Pest Control Operator for Harmony Care. In this role, he supervises field personnel and ensures all operations proceed in a safe and effective manner. He writes regularly on best practices for maintaining a healthy vibrant lawn in his home state of Florida.