Mite damage usually corresponds with dry winter and/or spring. Lawn mites can cause severe damage to your lawn, many times leaving your lawn with brown, straw-like patches if left untreated. In some cases, your lawn may not be able to recover and seeding or sodding may be the only option.
What You Can Do to Protect Your Lawn From Lawn Mites
Watering your lawn over the winter when it’s dry will help keep the mites at bay. Pay special attention to hot spots around trees, evergreens and sloped areas, as well as south and west facing areas of your lawn that receive direct sun. These areas will lose water more quickly due to evaporation, which increases the likelihood that mites will attack.
Swingle offers a lawn mite control program that’s composed of monthly applications over the course of the dryer fall, winter, and spring periods. The combination of our mite reduction program and winter watering is an effective solution to preventing lawn mites.