Learn how to identify and how to get rid of common bugs that can destroy your landscape.
More in Outdoors
You can tell you have caterpillars when your grass looks tattered and torn because they chew notches in the grass. With proper care such as mowing, fertilizing and watering, it can recover.
These small insects can destroy a lawn if it's hot and dry. They suck the juices from the grass and inject toxins which loosen the grass from the soil. They can go through a lawn in no time and are 1/20 of an inch in size. They're very small but can do massive damage.
Mole crickets are known to dig and tunnel through yards. It exposes the grass roots to the air and causes them to dry out, but they don't eat the grass.
Eats grubs and mole crickets. They tunnel and expose roots to the air causing it to die.
You don't have to reach for an insecticide right away. Occasionally, you will have to reach for the chemicals, but only after proper cultural practices have failed. Follow instructions on the package, and wear rubber gloves and eye protection when mixing and spreading chemicals. Apply insecticides on a day when there is no breeze. Store away from pets and children.
Open House at the Dollar House (00:02:30)
Ceramic versus Porcelain Tile (02:30)
Cabinet Door Inserts (01:00)
Laminate Countertops (01:00)
Stylish Tile Porch Floor (00:05:21)
Espaliered Vine Disguises Wall (00:01:00)
Make Your Own Cedar Shutters (00:01:00)
Budget Laundry Room Makeover (00:04:12)
Warming Up With Earth Tones (03:12)
Painted Upholstery (02:00)
7 Budget Backsplash Projects 7 Photos
How to Host a Brunch Wedding Shower 28 Photos
How to Add Outlets 8 Photos
Container and Small-Space Gardening 10 Photos
Fantastic Bathroom Makeovers 20 Photos
Blog Cabin 2012: February Update 14 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.