Chinch Bugs, Go Away, Don’t Come Again Another Day

Chinch Bugs

I don’t know if Chinch Bugs are only in Florida, but I do know they ate a nice big chunk of our front yard. So now we’ve resodded it and then it has to be watered. Florida is finally starting to get a bit of rain but really not enough per day to give this poor sod even a fighting chance.

So out come the portable sprinklers so we don’t have to water the whole yard every day just to wet down the two chinch-afflicted areas. The portable sprinklers are attached to hoses so we leave them out until it’s time to mow and then, of course, they’re going to have to be drug back in and put back out after the mowing is done. This is going to take at least a month to root so pray for rain!

My brother in Indiana had so much rain, his yard was full and here we are, finally coming into our rainy season, and having to water new sod. At least the chinch bugs are gone. Now if the love bugs would just follow them, we’d all be happier. But that’s a story for another day.