During warm, dry winters, we tend to see lots of turf mite damage across the city. South and western exposed lawns seem to be the most affected. Turf mites enjoy the warm, dry conditions that we often experience in the metro area. The amount of time feeding on the grass, and the severity of the insect numbers, will affect how damaged your lawn can become. The damage will create brown areas in the spring as the turf starts greening up.
We do recommend doing some early watering on these stressful locations and then having a mite application applied to your lawns. Based on projected weather patterns for this upcoming winter, we are projecting a large amount of turf mite damage. Many of you with our lawn program will notice this application has been added to your proposal for review.