Successfully protecting your lawn and garden from common pests in Colorado Springs is essential to the overall look and feel of your lawn. Because of the unpredictable, dry climate in Colorado Springs, keeping your lawn looking top-notch can already be a struggle for many residents. This challenge becomes even harder when you start to consider the common pests that can invade. There is a wide array of “pests” that can contaminate your lawn, from deer and wild animals to small insects and bugs. These critters can turn a beautiful lawn into a wasteland if not properly monitored and maintained.
There are several different species of insects that love to eat the grass on your lawn. Four of the most common insect pests you will find in your Colorado lawn include:
The best and most powerful thing you can do to protect your lawn from insects is to make sure it is healthy and continuously watered. The stronger and fuller your lawn is, the more resistant it is to pest damage. If the plants and grass in your yard are dry, weak, and under-watered, even a small insect infestation could make a BIG dent in your lawn or garden.
If an insect problem is discovered, it’s important to continue doing everything you can to keep the lawn healthy by watering consistently and mowing. An insecticide should be used depending on the type of insect discovered. Different insects require a different treatment. This is where The Lawnsmith comes in. We are well-versed in the common insects found here in Colorado Springs and can recommend the best and fastest solution to eliminate the problem.
If you decide to choose your own insecticide, make sure you follow the instructions very carefully and be extra careful if you have pets or kids who frequent the yard. Water your lawn after applying an insecticide to help the treatment absorb into the soil. This will make your lawn safe again, while ensuring the insects below the ground are taken out.
In Colorado there are a few burrowing animals that can reap havoc on your lawn like rabbits and voles. These animals eat your plants and burrow root-destroying tunnels beneath the surface of your lawn which makes it very difficult to maintain healthy grass.
Baited or mechanical traps are your best defense against these pests.
In Colorado Springs, we are no strangers to the effects of deer on our lawns. Large mammals like deer are known to crush your plants and lawn and will eat your plants and low-hanging branches of your trees.
Preventing these animals from entering your lawn requires a tall fence (at least 8 feet tall) to be placed around the perimeter of your lawn. If this is not feasible, then there are a few steps you can take to treat the problem.
In Colorado, you’re likely to deal with at least one lawn pest or two every year. But a well-maintained, healthy lawn can take the stress of these pests better than a weak one. Need a helping hand to keep your lawn growing strong all summer long? Call the experts at The Lawnsmith to give your lawn a fighting chance against Colorado wildlife!
With over 30 years in business, you can trust us to take care of your grounds maintenance, commercial lawn maintenance, landscaping, parking lot sweeping, and snow plowing in Colorado Springs. We have an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau of Colorado Springs. The quality of our work and the reliability of our crews are the primary goals that we have. You can be sure that we will offer you the very best value that you can find in Colorado Springs for all or your landscaping and grounds maintenance needs.
The Lawnsmith, Inc.
601 S Wahsatch Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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