This is the time of year for fall army worms. Keep a bottle of Liquid Sevin on hand because you won't have very long to react before your green grass is gone. If you suddenly see a small brown patch in your green grass be sure to check for army worms. They quickly devour every blade of green in their path, then move to your neighbor's yard and soon the whole neighborhood. It can literally take them less than a day to destroy a beautiful lawn. Liquid Sevin (carbaryl) is an effective treatment that any homeowner can apply. And here is the good news - straight from a sod farm grower - army worms do not kill the roots. So even if they DO eat the green right off your grass, just be patient, those roots will generate a new lawn!
Pretty cool news, right? It will look pitiful for a couple of weeks, but fear not, a new lawn will be born shortly. Stay tuned for more timely tips from the woman who knows her grass from a hole in the ground :)