If you’re worried about what your lawn will look like after a pest treatment, worry no more. Here at Lawn & Weed Expert, we will always make sure that pest treatments don’t make a mess of your garden.



Late summer is a great time for enjoying your garden – the slightly cooler temperatures mean you can stay out for longer without overheating. But don’t neglect your lawn in your scramble to enjoy the last rays of sunshine!


signs of leatherjackets

If you suspect leatherjackets in your lawn, it's important to take immediate action before they cause more damage to your luscious grass!

Leatherjackets are the larvae of the cranefly. They will never harm humans, but they can harm your lawn. In the UK, we have over 300 species of cranefly.

The leatherjacket larvae are ravenous creatures, and they're happy to munch through anything in their path (especially your nice lawn!). 


two leatherjacket grubs in palm of hand - Can My Lawn Recover from a Leatherjacket Infestation?

A leatherjacket infestation can wreak havoc on your lawn and leave it looking tired, worn, and patchy. If you’ve recently been a victim of a leatherjacket infestation, good news – your lawn can be saved!

What are leatherjackets?

Leatherjackets are the grubs of European crane flies (also commonly known as daddy-long-legs). In the late summer craneflies lay their eggs in the ground, and the maggots that hatch are what’s known as leatherjackets.

Leatherjacket grubs eat the grass stems and roots just below the surface of the lawn where they nest, until the summer rolls back around and they emerge as craneflies.


Dry grass during a period of drought

It may seem strange to be thinking about drought in a month that has seen heavy rain and floods, but looking after your lawn is all about preparation and planning ahead.

We cannot ignore that there has been a significant shift in our weather. We now experience extreme weather conditions throughout the year, from nights of high winds to extended periods of both dry and wet weather that shatter all previous records.

Weather has a huge impact on the health and appearance of your lawn. We all saw the effects of prolonged periods of dry weather last summer - but long periods of mild, wet weather can be problematic too, creating ideal conditions for moss and leatherjackets to take over our lawns.


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