What is the most effective treatment for chinch bugs?
Our top recommendation for chinch bug control is a combination of Bifen LP Granules and Reclaim IT Insecticide. Broadcast the granules evenly then activate with Reclaim IT, using a hose-end sprayer to get thorough coverage and broadcast on your entire lawn.
Will St Augustine grow back after chinch bugs?
What is killing St Augustine grass?
The main reasons are pests like grubs and chinch bugs, turf diseases like brown patch and gray leaf spot, poor soil quality, and excessive fertilizer applications.
What home remedy kills chinch bugs?
Dust your lawn with organic diatomaceous earth. This fine powder is made up of fossilized aquatic organisms. Chinch bugs are damaged when they climb through the powder, and it eventually kills them.
What chemical is used for chinch bugs?
There are an abundance of insecticides you can apply on your lawn for chinch bug treatment—granular or liquid. The chemicals you will need to look for are trichlorfon (this can be kind of harsh, so use it in extreme infestations), bifenthrin, and carbaryl.
How often can you spray for chinch bugs?
While pyrethroids or contact insecticides work for chinch bug control you have to make an application come back in a week inspect for chinch bugs and nymphs and re spray if you find any, come back in a week and do it again.
Can you prevent chinch bugs?
To help prevent chinch bug problems, it is vital to use a surface insect control in May and June as part of an overall, multi-step lawn application program. With Superior Lawn Care’s five-step program, you can achieve a thick, green, and healthy lawn throughout the summer months.
Does St Augustine repair itself?
The process involves using creeping stolons that emerge from either St. Augustine plugs or sod. With proper care and attention, these stolons will establish themselves and grow into a lush, healthy lawn.
What turns St Augustine grass yellow?
ANSWER: This yellowing is likely due to all of the rain. Rains leach nitrogen out of the soil, which causes some yellowing. Also, when the soil stays wet, grass roots are stressed and don’t work as well. So the roots may not be properly absorbing minerals like nitrogen from the soil.
What kind of fertilizer to use on St. Augustine grass?
The best fertilizer for St Augustine grass is any fertilizer that has one pound of nitrogen for every 1,000 square feet of sod. Fertilizing every two months is ideal unless you apply slow release fertilizer that can be spread every 10 weeks.