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Chinch Bugs

The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis, is a common turfgrass pest in the southeast. It is a major pest of St. Augustinegrass, however, it will feed on zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, and...

Two-Lined Spittlebug

Both the adult and the immature (nymph) stages of this insect can cause problems. The adults damage holly leaves while feeding. This can range from leaf distortion, wilting, or discoloration of...

Nematode Problems in Home Lawns

Nematodes are major pests of lawns throughout the Southeastern United States. They are microscopic roundworms that live in the soil and on plant roots. Nematodes are particularly a problem in areas...

Tall Fescue

Cool-season grasses grow well during the cool (60 to 75 °F) months of the year. They may undergo stress, become dormant or be injured during the hot months of summer and may require significantly...

Mowing Lawns

Lawn grasses need to be mowed properly. This chore is often taken for granted unless you realize that mowing directly affects the health and quality of a lawn. When mowing a lawn, important factors...

Growing Grass in Shade

One of the most common problems the homeowner must face is growing grass in the shade. There are not many solutions to the problems associated with growing turf in the shade, but guidelines have...

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