10 May Insect Control
If you see concentrated areas of damage in your lawn, you first need to determine what is causing the damage, insects or disease.
View this video to help you identify insects that commonly damage lawns
Once you identify what kind of insect is damaging your lawn, you will want to apply an insecticide specifically labeled to control that insect. Be sure the product you chose breaks the life cycle by killing both the adult and infant.
For example, to rid your lawn of billbugs, you will need one ingredient to kill the adults and another to kill the infant larvae.
If you are not sure what insect is damaging your lawn, apply a broad spectrum insecticide. If you use a granular variety, water your lawn immediately after application to help get it into the soil.
If you do not see any insect damage but want to be proactive, apply a broad spectrum insecticide once a year. July or August are good months to apply. Again, if you use a granular variety, water your lawn immediately after application to help get it into the soil.