How to tell if you have chinch bug damage

Georgia FACES is the source of the following post. Original recommendations are for Georgians, but the information contained in the article is useful for homeowners throughout the Southeast. Author of the original article is Clint Thompson, University of Georgia. Some sentences have been edited to make the information more general to the Southeast.

The drought in the Southeast has damaged lawns and wilted gardens, but in many areas, the lack of rain has also brought on chinch bugs, a dry weather pest of St. Augustine and other turfgrass. Continue reading

Do you have circular dead patches in your lawn?

In the University of Georgia Landscape Alert blog

This blog is adapted from the original by Alfredo Martinez, UGA Plant Pathologist and Willie Chance, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

This year did your lawns show round or irregular dead or dying patches? Did the grass yellow or wilt even though the soil is moist? If so, these lawns may be infected with Take All root rot. This fungal disease affects cen­tipede, St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns.

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