Thursday, January 1

Thats what I thought

Nematodes are major pests of lawns throughout the Southeastern United States. They are microscopic roundworms that live in the soil and on plant roots. Nematodes are particularily a problem in areas with warm temperatures and sandy soils.

Nematodes injure lawns by feeding on plant root cells with their needle-like mouth parts (stylets). The root system becomes damaged to the point where the lawn cannot properly absorb water and nutrients. The lawn becomes thin and weak, making it much more susceptible to other stresses, such as drought.

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