Will More Water Fix This?

Will more water fix this problem? This brown area was caused by  insects – it isn’t for a lack of water, it’s bugs!

If this damage gets worse, this lawn needs an insecticide ASAP but if this is stable damage that has been there for some weeks and not getting worse, insecticide won’t help.

If you find that you need to apply insecticide, you can get one that attaches to your hose and is very inexpensive. Get it at your local hardware store. Brands vary, but you want the one that says “Kills lawn insects” or ‘Kills grubs.”

Don’t expect the lawn to recover from insect damage. Eventually, the dead grass in this spot will all fall out, leaving bare dirt, which will require re-seeding in the fall.



About the Author:

Max Todd, owner of Fairway Lawn Service has been in the lawn business since he was seventeen years old. He worked for a lawn service for six years before starting Fairway Lawn Service in 1977. Now, thousands of San Francisco Bay Area homeowners rely on Fairway Lawn Service to aerate their lawns on a regular basis. Its customers also benefit by Max's expertise and free advice. Max loves lawns, and knows everything about them. Call him. You'll see!