Indian Run Landscaping can control your lawn pest problems to keep your yard healthy!
Ensuring that your lawn is healthy is a great way to add curb appeal to your home, it can also improve both your quality of life and the value of your home. There are lots of things to consider when caring for and maintaining a healthy lawn, including pest control and weed control.
Many lawn damaging insects and weeds can quickly overtake your grass and other plants, causing significant damage to your lawn. Having a professional treat your lawn to make sure damaging pests don’t attack helps you better care for and invest in your lawn. This maintenance can save you a significant amount of time and money in the long run.
Common Lawn Diseases: Many lawn diseases are caused by the presence of a fungus. These fungi often use your grass as a food source to live and thrive on. This can lead to common lawn diseases like: Brown Patch, Dollar Spot, Powdery Mildew, Snow Mold, Red Thread, and Rust Disease. Understanding how these fungi develop and flourish is an important part of knowing how to treat your lawn. If your lawn is under the threat of these diseases, it has reduced resilience and is more susceptible to further damage from weeds and pests.
Common Weeds: Another contributor to lawn damage is the presence of weeds. Common weeds found in Southeastern Pennsylvania include Crabgrass, Chickweed, Foxtail, Nutsedge, and Dandelion. These plants can severally damage your lawn if left uncontrolled. A major component in developing a weed prevention plan is being able to properly identify the weeds. Weeds have strengths and weaknesses that make them more or less susceptible at different stages in their life cycle. So, proper identification and knowledge of weed life cycle, spread and reproduction are important factors when developing a management plan.
Common Lawn Insects: Weeds and diseases might be easier to spot with the naked eye, but they aren’t the only things that can damage your lawn. The presence of lawn damaging insects and their larvae, under the roots of your grass, can also have a profound effect on the health of your yard. Insect larvae that live at the root level can destroy your grass’s vital nutritional support system. Full grown insects can also cause damage by eating away at grass or the leaves of shrubs. It’s very important to correctly identify these insects in order to treat and prevent your lawn from any further damage.
Prevention: Being proactive in preventing and treating these conditions is vital, due to the nature of some pest and weed species to expand and grow quickly. We offer management plans that can help you prevent these problems before they begin to take over your lawn. If you neglect your lawn’s health issues they could quickly lead to other issues. Some examples of this would be: insects looking for food and shelter within your home after they’ve destroyed your lawn, or erosion of certain parts of your yard because there aren’t any roots holding the soil in place anymore. Large numbers of insect species and of invasive plants may even prove harmful to pets and children.
Professional lawn services like pest control and weed control can help make sure your lawn stays green and healthy all year long. We offer a variety of solutions for proper care and protection of your lawn. Our certified and knowledgeable lawn care team can evaluate the unique circumstances of your lawn and recommend a management program best suited for your lawn’s specific needs.