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Don't you wish sometimes that you could put a sign on your lawn that says, "Free Pests," and have people come and take those pests away? It works for slightly used furniture. The problem is, no one wants lawn pests, not even the cute furry ones like woodchucks and groundhogs. Lawn pests chew on turfgrass, from the very tip all the way down to the root structure, and turn a beautiful green lawn into patches of dead brown grass, mounds of dirt, and raised tunnels. But, there are a few things you can do to stop those yard-destroying bugs and furry critters.

Lawn Tips

  • Weed control. You may hate weeds in your yard, but pests love them. When your lawn gets stressed, and weeds take root, your yard will become a magnet for pests. That is why it is vital to have ongoing weed control. When you select a weed killer, it is important to get one that not only kills the weeds you're targeting but feeds your grass at the same time. A healthy lawn is resistant to weeds, pests, and plant disease.

  • Fertilizer. Everything you can do to help your grass out-compete those weeds is a good thing. Along with a great weed control product that feeds your lawn, it is important to get the appropriate fertilizer for ongoing support of grass growth. Strong grass will beat out most of the weeds that will try to establish themselves in your yard. Apply fertilizer according to the application rates in the instruction on the packaging and apply to wet grass and wait a day to water it. Avoid applying on hot days so you can maximize your efforts.

  • Lawn maintenance. Water your lawn routinely and keep the grass trimmed to give it the most protection from lawn pests. Be sure not to water it too much though. Overwatering can lead to oversaturation, which is not good for your lawn.

The best way to protect your lawn from harmful lawn-damaging pests is to hire a professional lawn care company, like Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, to provide ongoing services for your lawn and monitor it for pest activity. Because Rottler is an industry-leading pest control company as well as a lawn care specialist, our team is able to give you complete service for your lawn. We take care of everything from grubs to gophers, and everything in between.

For more information about the services we provide, or to sign up for ongoing lawn protection, reach out to us today. You can take down your, "Free Pests," sign because Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions has the solution that will keep your turfgrass looking lush and green.


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