In our dry Denver winters, Mites can cause serious turf damage.
Lawn Insect & Disease Control
Keeping your lawn healthy.
Good pest & disease management incorporates many techniques and strategies such as monitoring, record keeping, early detection, identification, and diagnosis followed by appropriate treatments. Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape offers various monitoring programs to determine when treatments are needed. We have several popular, seasonally timed programs, which include visits to your property to inspect plant material and to make appropriate, on the spot treatments.
Early detection of harmful insects is integral to good plant health care. Our comprehensive programs identify damaging levels of these insects and the poor environmental conditions in which they thrive. Many damaging insects and diseases can be anticipated either because they have been identified as harmful or because of environmental conditions.
Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape provides preventative treatments that are typically applied before damage to your trees, shrubs, and lawn occur.
Mites begin to feed and destroy lawns as early as November and will continue to feed through the winter season. The damage is often not recognized until lawns begin to come out of dormancy. The areas of lawn where mites have been feeding will be brown and straw like and will not green up. Mites feed in large numbers and kill areas of turf very quickly.
Turf mites can be very damaging to lawns and typically affect southern exposures and other dry areas. Mites are active as early as December and can continue throughout the winter. The damage they cause may not be noticeable until the lawn comes out of dormancy. We recommend two or more applications for control.
Sodworms in Grass
The damage caused by sod webworms is not at the root level, it is just above the roots in the thatch. Sod webworms prefer sunny areas and the larvae are often found on south facing, steep slopes and banks, where it is hot and dry. Heavily shaded turf is seldom attacked by the larvae.
Brown Spots in your Lawn? Brown spots can be a sign of a multitude of issues. It can simply be that the area is drought stressed from a sprinkler head not working properly or receiving enough watering time. Keep a close eye on your heads as lawn mowers can easily bump them and cause the head to not cover properly. They can get dirt in them and become clogged as well.
Japanese beetle larva, white grubs and bill bugs are other damaging turf pests. Each has specific control timings. We require an accurate diagnosis before prescribing a treatment program. Our lawn experts are available to inspect your lawn to determine what is needed for control.
Insects can cause brown spots. The most typically type of insects that we start to see in June are BILLBUGS and GRUBS. These insects will feed on the roots leaving a brown spot or area that will pull up easily due to the roots that have been eaten. An insecticide must be applied. If you suspect that you may have a problem please contact us.
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