A few days ago, my spouse and I received an alarming email from our lawn service provider. The email warned of an all-out attack against Cincinnati area lawns. The prognosis for lawns unfortunate enough to be the recipient of this mass attack is grim. The email included a photo of a brown, bombed-out corpse of a lawn.
The same day, a family member in Alabama posted a plea for help against this army on Social Media. It seems our yards’ enemy is attacking from all fronts. Who is assaulting our beautiful manicured lawns? It turns out, they are worms; armyworms to be exact.
Yes, the worms have finally had enough of our chemical warfare against them. “Down with Roundup”, they chant as they march along. They are fighting back against our brutal lawn mower campaigns. Who are these caterpillar-looking soldiers? And more importantly, how do we counterattack?
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, these mercenaries hitched a ride from the south on the jet stream four weeks ago. They’ve been causing havoc on our lawns and crops ever since they parachuted from the sky. You are forgiven if you have never heard of these mortal enemies of the grass. The last time they visited was in 1977.
The fastest and easiest way to rid yourself of these pests is to hire a lawn care service. Sibcy Cline Home Services for lawn care is a great place to start. They have a vetted list of the best lawn care service providers in your area. Visit here to get started.
For those DIYers out there, there are many good articles on how to save your lawn while under attack. For example, BobVila.com has a five step counter attack which might help you win the war.
Whatever strategy you choose in this worm war of the lawns, good luck and may the grass gods be with you.