chinch bug prevention?
It's not hot enough for them yet, but I lost a good portion of my back yard lawn to chinch bugs a couple of summers ago. It turned out okay because I made flower beds out of all the dead grass areas and now the remaining lawn is shaded at least part of the day.
My front yard is still entirely St.Aug grass and mostly in the sun. Eventually, I'd like to have some sunny beds in the front, too. But until then...is there a non-chemical way to prevent a chinch bug invasion?