This morning our local twice weekly newspaper, the Cape Gazette, featured an article about the army worms that decimated our back yard.
Yes, that's me pouring soapy water on a patch of my grass to bring out the army worms to show the reporter who wrote this article.
The army worms have finally stopped eating my lawn but the damage remains and probably will the rest of the year. There is a slight (very slight) green haze (if you look at it with the right angle of sunlight) where you can see the grass trying to make a comeback. It is my understanding that the cold weather of the fall will kill off any remaining army worms. However, my grass probably won't recover back to its former glory this season. Oh well, I'll look at the bright side, less lawn mowing for me. Not really though, I do like to mow the lawn. So relaxing.
During my morning walk this morning through our development I see where the army worms have chomped through one of my neighbor's front lawns. These army worms are very selective, just chooses certain lawns to lay waste.
|One of my neighbor's lawn laid to waste this morning by the marching army works. Total destruction.|