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Lawn Insects

Mole Crickets

Mole Cricket

A common insect for Bahia Sod is the Mole Cricket.   The Mole Cricket does its destruction on the lawn by tunneling through the first couple inches of soil, thus cutting off the roots of the grass.  The sod feels spongy to walk on.  Mole Crickets feed on grass roots and this causes deterioration and loss of sod.  Areas of the lawn turn yellow and brown.  There are mounds of dirt present on the lawn's surface.  These insects are grey to brown in color.   They are 1 1/2" inches long with fat, short, front legs adapted for digging.  Keeping your new lawn or sod free of mole crickets is very important.

Chinch Bugs

Chinch Bugs

A popular pest in Floratam Sod is the Chinch Bug. These insects extract the juice from the sod blades. Then they inject a poison into the blades.  The grass begins to appear brown and eventually brown patches develop with yellow margins.  The Chinch Bugs are black to brown and oval in shape.   They are 1/4" long and have a white marking on their back, similar to an X.  Keeping your new lawn or sod free of Chinch Bugs is very important.


Grubs


Grub

These insects are the larvae of a beetle.  Grubs feed on grass roots and they may kill an entire lawn.  They eat the roots of the sod.  The grass becomes loose and can be easily picked up.  The grubs range from 1/8" to 1 inch long.   They have a brown head and three pairs of legs.  They are a C-shaped insect.  Keeping your new lawn or sod free of grubs is very important.

Sod Webworms


Sod Webworm

These caterpillars chew away at the grass blades.  They are light to tan in color and are about 3/4 inches long.  The adult moth is the same size and will fly throughout the lawn.  Keeping your new lawn or sod free of Sod Webworms is very important.

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Lawn Insects

Lawn Insects

A common insect for Bahia Sod is the Mole Cricket. The Mole Cricket does its destruction on the lawn by tunneling through the first couple inches of soil, thus cutting off the roots of the grass.
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New Lawn Care

New Lawn Care

Two weeks after installation Floratam, Bahia, Seville and Zoysia Sod may be mowed. Always have mower set to 3-4" height for Floratam, Bahia and Seville.
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Lawn Maintenance

Lawn Maintenance

Once a lawn is established you can water once a week. A good indicator that a lawn requires water is that the grass blades are curling.
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Testimonials

Testimonials

"I have been retired for 11 years in Florida and have used numerous service companies for all my home improvement needs. Maloney's Sod, by far, was the best company that has worked at our home. The initial call was very professional. Service was prompt. The crew that installed the fresh, beautiful sod was hard working and conscientious. It was a great experience!"
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