I received this interesting question in August 2020 about crane flies attacking a lawn year after year. “We’ve had leatherjackets now for ten plus years, gradually getting worse every year. We were of the understanding that crane flies return to where they were larvae.” This is an interesting question about crane flies. Find out more about them and if they return.
The spring of 2020 has seen a huge rise in the number of leatherjackets infecting lawns. Two mild winters and a damp summer combined with the eradication of any controls has resulted in an explosion in numbers of the insects. If your lawn looks to be suffering, have a dig around, you may find the culprit. So what do you do if you find leatherjackets in your lawn?
In November 2019 I received this question via my Ask a Question page. The reader asks about seeing lots of small white moths in his lawn. The Internet contains many articles about Sod webworms and many UK lawn owners maybe concerned about these American pests invading their British gardens. Find out the truth if you see these small white moths in your UK lawn.