When Northwest Florida goes through a dry period in spring or summer, many gardeners wonder about some mysterious pest that’s playing havoc in their lawns.
Without realizing it, the gardener is observing dry spots which they are mistaking for a lawn pest. These dry spots are the result of imperfections in an irrigation system. They’re revealed during times of inadequate rain. During times of sufficient rainfall, rain masks the irrigation system’s imperfections. There are many imperfect sprinkler systems. Click on the link below to read entire article and for a couple of simple tests that can help determine if the problem areas are to be blamed on lack of water versus some mysterious pest. Don’t Blame Pests for Dry Lawn