The Q&A Archives: Spreading Dead Grass

Question: My lawn has patches of dead grass that seems to spread as we water less. When you look closely there are small brown bugs that curl up when you touch them. What do I do about this - are the bugs related or unrelated to the issue?

Answer: Without knowing what the insects are, it is hard to make a recommendation, especially an organic solution because most products are specific to specific pests. Not all insects harm lawns. You might want to try to collect a few of these pests and take them (in a sealed baggie) to your local garden center. Helpful folks there can identify the pests and make treatment recommendations. Best wishes with your lawn.

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