More chinch bug help & questions!
I'm competely new to this so I'm looking for as much info as possible. (preferably in plain English?!?)
This a new lawn, St Augustine grass in St Augustine FL. After a few weeks I started seeing brown dead spots appear, I thought it was a lack of water so I had the sprinklers going extra. As it kept getting worse I did more research and have found it is Chinch Bugs.
This is were my questions come in, I have sprinkled chinch bug granules (from Home Depot) all over but how long do I wait afterwards? Are the affected areas completed dead or could they grow back? If it is dead is there a certain type of St Augustine anyone can recommend to replace it with?
It may be worth mentioning that I have seen the same symptoms on a few neighbours lawns so chinch bugs seem to be a problem here.
Would you recommend a liquid control over a bag of granules, if so which one?
I am concerned about the waiting part because these dead spots seem to be spreading fast.