We have seen a severe armyworm infestation this summer. The extremely dry, hot weather is a welcome mat for armyworms to our region. Armyworms are a type of larval worm that feed on grass blades, but rarely kills the turf, even if left untreated. However, their damage can make lawns look unsightly, like they are dying. The damage they cause will make your yard look like it has been scalped or damaged in large areas. It is usually fairly easy to tell if you have armyworms. The turf can be pulled back easily and you can see them in the soil…they look like little caterpillars.
With any lawn care treatment, watering is also an important factor. Watering in each zone for about 25-30 minutes a day, until the lawn recovers, helps the products reach the root system. Avoid watering on days that we have a sufficient amount of rain.
Every lawn is different, so we will continue to monitor your lawn’s progress to determine the course of
action that is right for your lawn. For more information on Northwest Lawn Care visit us at www.callnorthwest.com