When you are deciding which approach to take regarding lawn care and insects, there is a wide variety of options and programs you can go with. The number of options can be overwhelming. How do you choose which one is right for you?
Considering every need your yard may have is the best way to figure out which lawn care program will work best for you. You should be considering how to control which pests are in your area such as grubs, fleas, or ticks. Is there a routine of proper fertilization and anti-disease applications? Including all of these things in your lawn care regimen will create a whole, healthy lawn.
Take a look around your lawn to see if any red flags indicate professional lawn care. Recurring grub damage, mole damage, and the inability to enjoy your outdoor living areas due to excessive mosquitoes or nests of ticks are just some of the things that may indicate your current regimen isn’t working for you.
Your outdoor living area, whether it be the place you call home or your business that hosts outdoor events with guests, is something you should be able to take pride in when showing off. The first thing people see is your lawn and your landscaping. It’s not going to be the most appealing place if it’s run down, surrounded by disease-carrying mosquitoes, continuously browning, or infested with grubs and moles. Lawn care isn’t something to put in the back of your mind. It’s how you present yourself.
Ticks and fleas are never few and far between. They aren’t just something you hear about on commercials. Ticks are attracted to any part of the human body with hair on it, and once they get to you, they will bite and draw blood. Unlike mosquitoes, they don’t carry on after that – they stay attached to your body for an extended period of time, often without you being aware. On the other hand, fleas prefer to attack pets (but that doesn’t mean humans are 100% safe from these). They dig themselves into the hair of your pet and cause your once playful furry friend to continuously scratch and itch, and even create the possibility of developing tapeworms.
The little white species that stem from the Japanese beetle can quickly ruin a yard and attract other pests. Grubs get underneath your lawn and feed on the once healthy roots of your grass. They cause your lawn to be pulled up very easily, to brown excessively, and worst of all, they attract moles because moles feed off of grubs.
The first sign of grub damage can be if there are parts of your lawn that seem to stay browning no matter how often you water or fertilize. Once you notice something like this, it’s essential to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Grub damage is one of the hardest things to come back from once your lawn has fallen victim to it.
Your kids, pets, guests, and friends will all wander through your yard, assuming you have taken the initiative to ensure they aren’t in any danger from summer pests. Having your lawn pre-treated as a preventative measure for ticks and fleas can ensure your family and friends are safe throughout any event.