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Red substance on top of dirt...additional

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BOSKO, May 16, 2004.

  1. BOSKO

    BOSKO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for the info guys. I do not think I was desriptive enough. The top of the soil along the edge of the grass has a powdery red substance on it, but the little bugs are black and some of the smaller ones are a grayish color. They look like fleas but are too easy to kill. Unless I am understanding it wrong, I am under the presumption that clover mites themself are red?

  2. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I need a little more info:
    How long have you had this problem?
    Is your grass affected by the red powder?
    Where is this occuring in relation to sun/shade area?
    Are the bugs only where the red powder is or are they throughout the lawn?
    What type of grass do you have?
    Is your grass well maintained?(not over/under watered, cut 3-3.5", proper fertilizer schedule etc..)
    What type of weather are you having out in CA?

    Hopefully this will help narrow down the problem.

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