UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County


Lawn care general, manage pests

Most problems in lawns are not caused by pests, such as insects or disease-causing pathogens. Damage is more likely the result of poor turfgrass selection or improper maintenance practices. The Healthy Lawn Guide will help you diagnose your problems and determine whether a pest is the likely cause.

Providing proper care and using an appropriate turfgrass species can prevent the majority of lawn problems

Lawns that are not properly cared for become stressed and can be more susceptible to insect feeding or diseases. In many cases a pest infestation is an indicator of another, more serious underlying problem. Proper identification of pests and the contributing factors is the key to management.

Find specific information on how to identify and manage lawn pests and diseases.

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