In North Carolina, armyworms are a prevalent lawn insect capable of wreaking havoc on your turf. Armyworms are the larvae of certain types of moths. Known for their voracious appetite, they often cause significant damage by devouring grass blades, giving them a transparent look and chewed, ragged edges. To effectively combat them, you should contact pros and schedule curative treatments. Even after getting rid of an armyworm infestation, your lawn will need help recovering and rebuilding its strength with lawn care services like fertilization, aeration, and overseeding.

Understanding Armyworms & the Damage They Can Cause to Your Lawn

Armyworms are harmful turf insects that can leave your lawn struggling by late summer. Armyworms are caterpillars, or larvae, of various types of moths. These pests feast on the grass blades, stripping them of their green color and leaving behind a transparent appearance. They also usually have chewed or ragged edges, and severe armyworm infestations cause irregular patches of brown grass across your lawn. Oftentimes, this damage resembles drought stress, making it challenging to identify whether these pests are the culprit.

Armyworms get their name because they move across your lawn in large numbers like an army.

What should you do if you suspect an armyworm infestation on your lawn?

If you suspect an armyworm infestation on your lawn, you'll want to act fast to avoid any further damage. So, it's best to contact professionals and schedule curative treatments. When you do, they'll come out and inspect your turf to determine whether these pests are indeed marching through it. Then, they'll administer products proven highly effective at eliminating armyworms, stopping them in their tracks so your lawn can focus on recovering.

Help Your Lawn Recover From an Armyworm Infestation With Lawn Care Services

Once the armyworm infestation has been eradicated, it's time to help your lawn recover from the damage it sustained and rebuild its strength in preparation for the challenges of the upcoming winter. Fortunately, that's where lawn care services, such as fertilization, aeration, and overseeding, come in.

Fertilizing your lawn will supply it with valuable nutrients that promote new, healthy growth, aid in root development, and revitalize its vibrant green color. Meanwhile, aeration will loosen compacted soil and make it easier for resources like sunlight, water, oxygen, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. With improved access to everything it needs, it can absorb more and return to optimal condition before it goes dormant for the winter. Finally, overseeding will help you regain your lush, thick turf, as it involves spreading new grass seeds over the areas damaged by armyworms to fill them in with new growth. This is especially important before winter, as the new grass will have time to establish itself before the cold sets in, and your lawn will have heightened defenses against stressors. With these lawn care services, it'll have just what it needs to bounce back after an infestation and be prepared for the winter.

Give us a call today to schedule our lawn insect control service.

At Ideal Landscaping & Irrigation, we offer a lawn insect control service to handle various damage-causing pests, including armyworms! Our team will apply highly effective curative treatments to eliminate them, and we can help restore your lawn's vitality through our expert lawn care services, including fertilization, aeration, and overseeding. We offer this service as an add-on to our full-service landscape maintenance program, which is available to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Summerfield, and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Reclaim the beauty of your lawn by calling us today at (336) 396-9191 to schedule our top-tier lawn insect control service!