Treating Insect & Fungus Lawn Damage in Ashborough East

Many of the lawns in Ashborough East have been devastated this summer and fall with sections dying and turning brown due to attack by Sod Webworms.  The source of this damage can be confirmed by the presence of small light brown moths flying around lawn areas. These moths (which are the adult sod web worm form) lay eggs for continuing generations, spreading and repeating the lawn damage cycle. Sod Webworms are small and numerous.  They cause lawn damage by feeding on grass blades.

Homeowners can effectively treat sod webworms (as well as chinch bugs, mole crickets, spittle bugs, and grubs) with Spectracide TRIAZICIDE Insect Killer for Lawns.  This granular product is applied with a rotary spreader.  It is also important to apply the liquid version of TRIAZICIDE with a garden sprayer to bushes and groundcover surrounding lawn areas in order to kill the moths that hide in these areas and lay eggs for continuing generations.  Both product are available at Lowes and Home Depot.  Extensive information about sod webworms and their life cycle can be found on the internet.

Lawn fungus is the other lawn killer.

Lawn Fungus can be treated by an effective systemic fungicide named Heritage G made by Syngenta.  This is a golf-course grade fungicide and is available locally at John Deere Landscapes, 2411 N Main St, Summerville, SC or through on-line/internet suppliers such as  It is a bit expensive but is very effective.

We have tried and can recommend these products.  Our lawn is starting to slowly green up and recover.

Lawns are a valuable asset to our community in maintaining property values and appearance, and maintaining lawns in good condition benefits everyone.

Submitted by John Mojonnier – ARB Chairperson

ARB Approvals
ARB Approvals List as of November 26, 2019.

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FOR GENERAL information & overall guidance

FOR EXTERIOR house changes or additions, porches, decks, patios, driveways, fences, outbuildings, sheds, detached garages, playhouses, doghouses, play structures, gazebos, pools, brick light piers, concrete slabs, etc.

FOR TREE removals and trimming

FOR FRONT & SIDE YARD appearance/”street-visible” elements

Current AEHA Architectural Review Board members:
Chairman: John Mojonnier  843-821-1275  cell: 770-841-5530
Member: Don Baus  843-530-3767