Not all lawn bugs and grubs are bad. A little understanding may result in an appreciation of the benefits of the inhabitant or a solution based around sound lawn care practices rather than chemicals and poisons.

  • Ants & Bees
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Ants & Bees

    Ants and bees are common in the lawn. The ant can be a major problem cutting away grass roots and building ant hills so use ant killer poison and bait traps

  • Chafer Grubs
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Chafer Grubs

    The grubs live in lawns eating the grass roots. If the infestation is bad enough damage can be caused by birds and animals eating the grubs

  • Crane Fly & Leatherjackets
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Crane Fly & Leatherjackets

    The Crane Fly or Daddy Long-legs is the adult and the Leather Jacket is the larvae or grub. Only the leather jacket grubs cause damage to your lawn

  • Dry Patch
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Dry Patch

    A patchy network of drying brown grass can be resolved by spiking, hollow tine aeration and wetting agents to bring the lawn back to life

  • Fairy Rings
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Fairy Rings

    Fairy rings appear in lawns in several ways: as rings of toadstools or mushrooms, as a ring of dead grass often covered in moss or rings of lush green grass

  • Fusarium & Snow Mould
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Fusarium & Snow Mould

    Fusarium disease is quite a common lawn problem. Treatment and prevention can involve good lawn care practices, fungicides or use of ferrous sulphate

  • Lichens & Liverworts
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Lichens & Liverworts

    If you find Lichens in your lawn it may be time to consider a new lawn or at least a major renovation. Liverworts grow in the shadiest wettest parts of your lawn

  • Moles
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Moles

    Moles, like other lawns pests can cause serious damage as they search for worms in your lawn. They are tricky to kill so you may need help in ridding the garden

  • Red Thread & Pink Patch
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Red Thread & Pink Patch

    Of all grass diseases red thread lawn fungus is the most common causing brown patches or a blotchy appearance. The blotches will have a pink colouration

  • Rusts & Mildew
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Rusts & Mildew

    Rust is a fungal disease noticed as a yellowing of the grass leaves. Mildew often looks like someone has painted the grass leaves white

  • Toadstools
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Toadstools

    These are usually a sign of a healthy soil though on occasions a crop of toadstools will grow due to an excessive thatch layer or form a fairy ring

  • Worms & Worm Casts
    Pests & Diseases of Lawns

    Worms & Worm Casts

    Worms benefit the lawn by increasing organic breakdown and improving aeration and fertility however they do cause problems with their spiral casts