What Causes of Unhealthy Lawn? – Gardening and Hobby 8

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fig 01- Moth caused lawn damages


I was familiar with large number of moths in my lawn about two years ago. They flew away when I walked on the grass. Their size is small around 0.75 inches (1.95 cm)


I have no ideas about relationship between moth influx and lawn healthiness on that time.


After reading from several articles, these moths may damage our lawn. At least there are three species of lawn moths:

- Nomophila noctuella.

- Tehama bonifatella.

- Crambus sperryellus.


Adult moths take nutrition directly from grass leaves. They love juice from leaves interior.


Fig 02- A webworm is a worm stage of the moths


The abundance of moths may lead to damage of lawn permanently, but harmless if they are in lower numbers.


Female moths lay eggs on grass leaves, the eggs then hatch after several days or a week.


Fig 03- A house with beautiful lawn, just for illustration


Larvae or worm stage is veracious stage, dangerous pests for grass. These larvae may destroy grass significantly, especially turf grass.


The signs of our lawn has been damages and infected are:

- appearing of dead brown patches on the grass

- growing of weed

- present of vine grasses

- growing of moss around the house.

- number of birds feeding on lawn, because a lot of worms.


How to control the larvae?


Using soapy water is one of good ways to get rid off Webworms from lawn. We may mix proper amount of liquid dish soap water.


People usually use 2 table spoon liquid soap per gallon of water, then spray on the infected grass.


Have you got problem with your lawn? What problem?

24 comments:

  1. Moles seem to be our only problem. We have a lot of soft spots in the yard that we need to fix.

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  2. Absolutely nice stuff =)
    Can't wait for it too, 2020 was not a good year :D
    Have a wonderful new week

    Really informative post.
    I don't have that problems, I only have a balcony :D

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  3. Thank you for sharing these information. I don't have garden but I believe these are helpful for someone with garden.

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  4. Thanks for your informative article 😊 have a lovely day 😊

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      What Causes of Unhealthy Lawn? – Gardening and Hobby 8
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      Fig 01- Moth caused lawn damages

      I was familiar with large number of moths in my lawn about two years ago. They flew away when I walked on the grass. Their size is small around 0.75 inches (1.95 cm)

      I have no ideas about relationship between moth influx and lawn healthiness on that time.

      After reading from several articles, these moths may damage our lawn. At least there are three species of lawn moths:
      - Nomophila noctuella.
      - Tehama bonifatella.
      - Crambus sperryellus.

      Adult moths take nutrition directly from grass leaves. They love juice from leaves interior.

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  5. Thanks for the advice Tanza!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  6. I don't have this problem, but thanks for the information.

    Best regards

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  7. We get a break from lawn problems for a little while as it gets colder here.

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      What Causes of Unhealthy Lawn? – Gardening and Hobby 8
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      Fig 02- A webworm is a worm stage of the moths

      The abundance of moths may lead to damage of lawn permanently, but harmless if they are in lower numbers.

      Female moths lay eggs on grass leaves, the eggs then hatch after several days or a week.

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  9. Our lawn is good. Have a wonderful week.

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  10. I never thought about moths eating lawns (I've worried more about them eating expensive wool clothing)!

    www.fromarockyhillside.com

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  11. Thanks for the information article

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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    1. Thanks-
      What Causes of Unhealthy Lawn? – Gardening and Hobby 8
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      Fig 03- A house with beautiful lawn, just for illustration

      Larvae or worm stage is veracious stage, dangerous pests for grass. These larvae may destroy grass significantly, especially turf grass.

      The signs of our lawn has been damages and infected are:
      - appearing of dead brown patches on the grass
      - growing of weed
      - present of vine grasses
      - growing of moss around the house.
      - number of birds feeding on lawn, because a lot of worms.

      How to control the larvae?

      Using soapy water is one of good ways to get rid off Webworms from lawn. We may mix proper amount of liquid dish soap water.

      People usually use 2 table spoon liquid soap per gallon of water, then spray on the infected grass.

      Have you got problem with your lawn? What problem?

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  12. What does the Moth have, I don't think so. Poor things.....................

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  13. I don't have a lawn . I don't have a garden, but you wrote about very useful things for this all who have them.

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    1. Thanks-
      What Causes of Unhealthy Lawn? – Gardening and Hobby 8
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      Fig 01- Moth caused lawn damages

      I was familiar with large number of moths in my lawn about two years ago. They flew away when I walked on the grass. Their size is small around 0.75 inches (1.95 cm)

      I have no ideas about relationship between moth influx and lawn healthiness on that time.

      After reading from several articles, these moths may damage our lawn. At least there are three species of lawn moths:
      - Nomophila noctuella.
      - Tehama bonifatella.
      - Crambus sperryellus.

      Adult moths take nutrition directly from grass leaves. They love juice from leaves interior.

      Delete
  15. Since we've started treating our yard, it's looking much better and more green!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. I don't have a lawn, but it's interesting information.

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  17. these flying-jumping insects are a summer nightmare, until I had mosquito nets it was a massacre, it was impossible to open the window so that something would fly in / jump in
    due to the fact that I live in a block of flats, I am not concerned about problems with vermin in trouble 😊
    greetings

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  18. That is interesting. Before we moved into our house almost 30 years ago, a tree in the back yard fell on the roof. It had been destroyed by tent worms. We took precautions after hearing about it.

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    1. Thanks-
      What Causes of Unhealthy Lawn? – Gardening and Hobby 8
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      Fig 02- A webworm is a worm stage of the moths

      The abundance of moths may lead to damage of lawn permanently, but harmless if they are in lower numbers.

      Female moths lay eggs on grass leaves, the eggs then hatch after several days or a week.

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  19. Great information! There is always something going on with the lawn. One year we had slugs and we almost lost our entire lawn! This year we were infested with Spotted Lanterns! We had our first frost so now they are gone! Hope all it well!

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