Q. We have a St. Augustine Palmetto lawn that something is killing. I don’t see grubs or chinch bugs, but suspect that one of them is the culprit. The grass pulls back in great swaths. 

We applied Grub X and Amdro, plus we gave it extra water, but there was no response. Can you recommend someone with expertise to look at it? Another thing that makes me think it was caused by grubs is that there were several visits by a raccoon or opossum and some digging.

Calvin Finch is a retired horticulture agent in Bexar County. He writes for and works with a number of area media outlets.

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