Plenty of birds in the garden but they don't seem to fancy these little bu99ers.Don't you have birds in Ukraine? they would normally pick them off. Be careful if you touch them, some caterpillars have toxins from the hairs.
No idea where I’d find a power hose in these parts but no worries – they have had two insecticide sprays now and no sign of any caterpillars. Holding thumbs!No, not tamarisk – wife says they are самшит which Google translates as boxwood.
Use a power hose Jaycey, you dont need insecticide. Wash them off on to a tarp then spread them out where the birds can see them. The bushes are sick because the caterpillars are sucking the sap out of them. Difficult to tell what the bushes are from your pix, are they tamarisk?
If you want to keep the grass I would get some top soil and rake it flat over the grass, the grass will grow through, you may have to do a couple of times depending on how bad the uneveness is. You could even mix some grass seed in with the top soil.My first thought was to rotavate the area and lay turf but that still means grass to cut.
We (ie my wife) spread a little soil in the dips and sprinkled grass seed, much better now.If you want to keep the grass I would get some top soil and rake it flat over the grass, the grass will grow through, you may have to do a couple of times depending on how bad the uneveness is. You could even mix some grass seed in with the top soil.
Haven't seen any moths around but plenty of small white butterflies like cabbage whites.I was thinking that Jaycey was going to be appealing for a new wardrobe of clothes if all the caterpillars turned into hungry moths
This is the culprit. . .
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