With the Autumn season only about 10 weeks away, now is the time to start thinking about the health of your lawn and how the change in weather can affect it. With a change in weather, this can bring along a range of lawn pests who may have not reared their head yet.
Preparing for what is to come is the best way in which to get ahead of the curve. In this article, the UKLCA looks at the most common Autumn lawn pests and what you should do if you want to treat them.
Why Do You Need to Prepare for These Pests?
As we move throughout the year a change in seasons and weather will determine what types of lawn pests rear their heads. By thinking ahead of time, you can begin to create a plan on how you are going to treat them in time.
The preparation for these pests will most likely include the need to use various treatment methods such as chemicals or even various high-level lawn care techniques. If this is the case, then seeking the knowledge of an expert is recommended in order to protect the health of your lawn.
Popular Lawn Pests to Look Out for This Autumn
When it comes to what pests tend to be most common in Autumn there are a select few in which are treated year on year by our expert lawn care members. As mentioned above with a treatment plan, you can start to prevent these well before we hit the colder and wetter months. The most common pests include the following: –
Leather Jackets/European Crane Fly
The larvae of the European crane fly or leather jackets as they are known are very common from early Autumn until late summer. The larvae feed on the roots and crown of the grass plant that when left untreated can cause serious damage to your lawn.
The damage which is caused by white grubs can be extensive and devastating when it comes to your lawn. Chafer grubs’ larvae live in the soil and feed on the roots of the grass which can result in the death of healthy grass.
Want To Know How to Treat Your Lawn Pests?
If you are wanting to know more about how you can best react to these incoming pests and ensure they do not affect the hard work, you have done this year on your lawn then now is the time to seek the advice of an expert. A lawn care expert will be able to build you an effective treatment and prevention plan ready for when we move into the Autumn season.
The UKLCA is a voluntary association created by independent UK lawn care companies for independent operators who are committed to providing the best quality and highest level of service to their clients.
The members of our association are experienced and dedicated professionals who can provide their expertise on a variety of lawn care treatment methods to ensure your lawn is at its best and healthiest all year round.