With autumn here, preparing the yard for winter is one of the last tasks before snow falls. Things to do include raking up leaves, removing spent annuals and perennials, a final mowing for the lawn and a fertilization, if needed.
Billbugs are weevils or snout beetles that rarely fly.
• Billbugs eat turfgrass roots just below the thatch layer.
• Heavy billbug infestations can kill grass, with peak
turfgrass injury occurring in mid to late summer.
• Early billbug detection is important for the prevention
of widespread turfgrass damage.
• Keeping turfgrass properly irrigated and fertilized will
minimize potential billbug damage.