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Don’t Blame Pests for Dry Lawn

When we go through a dry period in spring or summer, I get those predictable calls about some mysterious pest that’s playing havoc in lawns.

Without realizing it, the caller describes dry spots thinking he/she is describing a lawn pest.

These dry spots are the result of imperfections in an irrigation system. They’re revealed during times of inadequate rain. During times of sufficient rainfall, rain masks the irrigation system’s imperfections. There are many imperfect sprinkler systems. Click on link to read entire article and for

Dry Area in Lawn

Dry Area in Lawn

Close Up of Dry Area in Lawn

Close Up of Dry Area in Lawn

simple tests that can help confirm if the problem areas are to be blamed on lack of water versus some mysterious pest. Don’t Blame Pests for Dry Lawn

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/2013/05/30/165/