Why do I have large bare areas on my Santa Anna Couch?

My Santa Anna couch has developed large bare areas. Is it being attackled by black beetles or is it a drainage


01 February 2011 01:58 AM

Dear Henry,

Bare patches in a lawn area is normally associated with curl grubs which chew the roots of the grass leaving bare patches. Curl grubs are the larvae form of scarab beetles, mainly the African Black Beetle. The peak egg laying period for African Black Beetle is mid spring to mid summer. Applying Yates Baythroid from late winter to late spring will help reduce the number of adult African Black Beetles and that lay eggs that would develop into curl grubs. Help keep your lawn strong and healthy by giving it a weekly deep watering, mowing at a higher level and feeding it regularly with Yates Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food.

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