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Proper lawn care and maintenance is challenging in the summer due to the weather, but with the right lawn care program from Turf King, reputable industry experts, you need not worry about pesky lawn pests and weed control.

Chinch Bugs

Chinch bugs suck and feed on sap from the grass, without which the grass cover will gradually wilt and discolor. It is no wonder then, that you may mistake this to mean that your lawn needs more watering. You can identify the bugs by their characteristic bright color and black triangle near the shoulder and a strong odor.

 Lawn Grubs

Also known as white grubs, these c-shaped pests are the larval forms of several scarab beetles. Grubs cause damage by feeding on grass roots, causing brown patches on your lawn and turf that lifts so easily. In addition, a grub infestation invites birds, skunks, moles and raccoons that will relentlessly tear away at your lawn looking for the grubs to feed on.

Nematodes release beneficial bacteria into the soil that infects and eventually kills the grubs.


Bare soil, water and sunlight. Everything that crabgrass needs to thrive in your lawn. The weedy grass can be found along the edges of the lawn where warm-soled bare spots are perfect for their germination. Seed these bare spots to avoid crabgrass. Mowing too short(less than 3 inches) also encourages crabgrass because it avails the weed with the sunlight it needs to grow. In addition, avoid watering too frequently since your lawn has some seeds just waiting to sprout with the right amount of watering.

At Turf King, we offer lawn care programs at competitive rates and guarantee quality services in lawn pest and weed control. Call us today for more information.

Bugs, Grubs and Crab-grass

From Silver and Gold magazine 

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