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Part of our lawn has pale brown patches of dead grass.  Today after mowing I knelt down to examine the grass to see if there was any sign of new grass, there wasn't but what I did see was the tiniest of beige spiders dashing about.  What are they doing and how do I get rid of them please?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  They are too small to photograph them.

Many thanks

BobbyBuddy

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  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    could be red spider mite.Jump up an down on them
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,316

    Hi Bobbybuddy image

    Why do you want to get rid of them?  What harm are they doing?  Do you think they've harmed your lawn - they haven't.  Spiders don't damage lawns.  They're part of the diverse ecosystem that forms your garden, and apart from anything else they're a valuable food-source for insectivorous birds who will also eat harmful insects such as aphids in your garden.  Kill off the spiders and there'll be fewer birds to eat your aphids. 

    There are a lot of reasons why you have brown patches of grass in your lawn - we need more information, and a photo of the lawn would be helpful.  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post to upload a photo.

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    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,316

    By the way red spider mites are red, like these

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     They're very tiny, and like very dry conditions - usually found in greenhouses, not likely to be on a British lawn in the autumn.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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