Near Record September and October temperatures are exploding mite activity in the Denver Metro area!
Mountain High can team with you to help prevent costly mite damage. A combination of late fall and winter watering along with sprays to reduce mite populations can save areas of turf.
Lawn areas that are west and south facing are particularly susceptible to lawn mite damage.
However, with the extremely warm and dry weather we have experienced in the last two months, all areas of lawns are in danger of mite damage.
Watering lawns during this warm dry span is essential to helping control costly mite damage. If you find your lawn crunching under your feet, it needs water. Even a dormant lawn should be soft to the touch.
Once we do get colder temperatures, mites are still active in lawns especially in the sunnier areas. Keep in mind snow cover may last in some areas while others are completely exposed.
As the winter sun beats down on sun exposed areas it provides extra heat for the mites to actively feed and breed. Mites handle the winter cold and move to sheltered and warmer areas when the temperatures really drop. They then move to the warmest areas of the lawn to feed. At the same time the sun is drying out the ground in these warm areas, so there is no moisture to replenish what the mites are removing from the grass.
Other areas hard hit by mites are areas where the sun reflects down from windows, off of light colored fences, rock walls, and under evergreens.
Let Mountain High help you to fight the mite with targeted late fall and winter mite sprays.