Skip to main content

Four Common Pests that Are Ruining Your Backyard

A perfect back and front lawn is definitely something to be proud of. After all, it takes quite a bit of effort, knowledge, and skill to achieve something that’s looking beautiful.


But even if you’re giving your all to take care of your yard properly, sometimes pests can come, settle in, and wreak havoc. And that’s when truly shows if you’re an experienced gardener or amateur. 


But, knowing what’s the pest that’s settled in your property can help you with you faster getting rid of them and returning to normal. 


So, let’s go over the four most common pests that are ruining your yard. And remember, some of them appear because of improper watering and overall caring. 

Chinch Bug

Chinch bugs typically will appear in warmer climates. So, if you’re living somewhere where you rarely see rain, you’ll most likely encounter them. 


They usually start to emerge when it’s around 70 degrees out there. If this pest has taken a liking to your lawn, you’ll most likely start to see discoloration in leaf blades. 


These bugs are sap-sucking insects that will feed on the nutrition of your lawn. The best way to make sure no chinch bugs will appear is to thoroughly water the lawn during the warmer weather. If you decide to go the pesticide route, make sure to consult with a professional gardener before that.t

Curl Grubs

The exact opposite to the chinch bug, it’s the curl grub. Your lawn will usually suffer from a curl grub infestation when there’s a decomposing matter on the yard, and when you’re overwatering your lawn. 


And they can cause some pretty serious damage. But there’s a silver lining. Curl grubs are pretty easy to kill even with the do it yourself methods, so you’ll definitely won’t have any problems 

It seems that Neem Oil works great on them. Apply it mid-summer and you’ll disrupt their growing cycle.


While ants are tiny, they definitely are might little creatures. One of the things that immediately pops up into your mind when you think of ants are the hill-mounds they built, it’s definitely far the worst thing they can do to your lawn. 


See, ants are also pretty smart colonial creatures, and every colony needs a stable food source to survive. That’s why ants love to farm aphids. They keep them alive and protect them so they can feed on the honeydew aphids produce. 


This can be a problem, as ants are known to grow in numbers pretty fast, and you can find yourself with a big problem on your hands. 


Diatomaceous earth seems to work when it comes to ant control but keep in mind that it’s hard, requires patience, and at the end of the day, you may be better off hiring a professional to do it for you. 


Definitely the worst one on the list, Billbugs are a nightmare to deal with on your lawn. Why? Well, because the larvae feed on the grass leaf from the underground. This means that even though you see there’s a problem, it’s already too late to deal with it. 


Billbugs require a smart approach in order to get rid of them and it’s best done by a professional. It will take a couple of months to be done with the process, so it’s no fast solution, but it’s better than having your lawn destroyed. 





Gardening Know-How

Homestead and Chill




Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo


While shifting to your dream house, you may face a mountain of pre-move work, including downsizing, packing, hiring moving trucks, and other help. When you already have a list full of tasks, home improvements for the new house might be the last thing. However, handling the new house renovation before moving in is convenient for you in many ways. Planning home improvement is exciting and stressful both. If you are moving to a house that is not entirely ready, you have massive things to do. To make things smooth, create a list based on priorities. If you are shifting to a freshly build house, you do not need to make a lot of renovation, though you can add a little personal touch to it. When you make house changes before moving in, you can save your floor and furniture from paint spills. You will have an open space to plan the house interior. You can protect yourself and your family from hazardous odors and dust. There are several home improvements like removing popcorn ceil