Armyworms threatening Weybridge lawns, treatment coming soon

Our neighbors to the west and our BrightView team has raised the alarm about armyworms appearing in our immediate area, destroying lawns virtually overnight. Here’s a note from our BrightView team:

Armyworms are establishing a strong presence in the Dublin area. I was out in your neighborhood and saw a few spots that may be affected already. I found armyworms in Weybridge West so I wanted to alert you of the possibility of them affecting your neighborhood as well. We can treat and kill them and the sooner we react the better. Once they have killed areas in the turf, that area will have to be aerated and seeded.

BrightView took this picture in Weybridge West this past week. Armyworms eat grass and other vegetation and leave it for dead.
This photo of turf damage caused by fall armyworms comes from the U.S. Golf Association.

The Weybridge Board is working to authorize a treatment for armyworms as soon as possible, for a minor additional expense that will not increase dues or create any additional fees for residents.

You can learn more about armyworms from these recent articles:

Fall armyworms march across Ohio, causing damage to crops and grass
Tiny, crawling troops are making their way across Ohio, eating turfgrass and crops and leaving a trail of dead plants in their wake.
Columbus Dispatch – Sep 1, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ outbreak of armyworms are destroying lawns across the US, often overnight
USA Today – Sep 1, 2021

Questions about Weybridge lawn and landscaping services? Contact our landscape chair Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

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