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Turf Insect Management

Lawns in Colorado often fall victim to pest insects that threaten lawn health. The experts at Fit Turf™ are here to diagnose those potential threats, and device the right solution for your lawn. We offer options to combat these pests that may pose a threat to your lawn; different pests often require a different approach.

 

The way you care for your lawn after we leave can also affect insect pests and the damage they may produce. Here are some helpful tools to assist in insect prevention, and the aid of insect damage recovery.

 

  • Increasing your mowing height to at least 3″ will product larger root mass, which helps protect the turf grass from the effects of root feeding insects, such as white grubs.
  • Proper irrigation practices allow the turf grass to better tolerate and outgrow the effects of insects that feed on leaves and roots.
  • Thatch layers in the lawn must be manually aerated once per year. Thick layers of thatch decrease the lawns response to insecticides, and promotes disease and insect infestation. Be sure to rake the leaves in the fall to prevent further thatch build up, and again in the spring.