Summer heat is in full effect and lawns are now showing signs of browning out. Be aware, this could be more than just drought. Tiny surface insects called Chinch Bugs are very common during the summer months. Chinch Bugs typically live in the thatch and suck the juices from the grass leaf blades causing damage that looks very similar to drought stress.
Damage caused by chinch bugs is usually permanent and the lawn will not recover when it rains or the lawn gets watered. It is very important to identify, treat and eliminate these chinch bug Infestations before they multiply and the damage becomes extensive to a lawn.