Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
Every time we have an extended dry period in spring or summer, I get those predictable calls about some mysterious pest that's playing havoc in lawns.
Without realizing it, the caller describes dry spots thinking he/she is describing a lawn pest.
These dry spots are the result of imperfections in an irrigation system. They’re revealed during extended dry weather. During times of adequate rainfall, rain masks the irrigation system’s imperfections. This is a common problem.