Grubs are at the root of the problem
The hard truth is that grubs are one of the toughest lawn pests to deal with. These insects feed off the roots and organic matter below the surface and eventually completely destroy patches of lawn, leaving you to pick up the pieces. If this is your first time dealing with grubs, there are signs to look out for in the future to prevent another outbreak, such as patches of brown or yellow grass, being able to pull back your grass like turf, or feeling a spongy texture.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
The best way to prevent grubs is by applying insecticides in the early spring before they have a chance to hatch. If you’ve missed your opportunity to catch it early, it’s much harder to bounce back once the damage is done. We recommend getting into the habit of doing this annually, because it will ultimately save you time, energy and stress.
Maintain a healthy lawn is your best defense
Another way to help prevent grubs is simply by properly maintaining a healthy lawn to help make it stronger and more able to fight off infestations. We recommend a few lawn care services, such as removing excess thatch, aerating your lawn to allow for proper drainage, and ensuring that your mower is set to 8cm to avoid having closely cropper lawns – which is the exact type of environment beetles thrive under.
Work with us and say goodbye to grubs for good
At Yard Smart, we never cut corners so that we can guarantee you’ll love the results every time. When you hire one of our experts, you’re in the hands of professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in their craft. We bring a wealth of experience working with many different types of weeds and lawn care issues. You take pride in the appearance of your property, and we take pride in making that our guarantee.
Everything about grubs
What causes grubs in your lawn?
Grubs are larvae from different kinds of beetles, such as Japanese, June or Chafers. The female beetles lay eggs in your soil typically in July or August. The eggs eventually hatch and begin to feed on the roots and organic matter of your lawn. With cooler weather, grubs will retreat deeper into the soil for protection against the cold, and once temperatures start to rise again in the spring, they will emerge larger than ever and transform into adult beetles.
Will my grass grow back after lawn grubs?
The short answer is yes. It will take time, but your lawn can begin to grow back with proper care and maintenance. After the damage has been done, you will likely need to seek out professional help with fertilizing your lawn. Since your lawn has lost quite a lot of nutrients, it will need regular watering and fertilizing to help the roots grow back.
What should I do if I see a beetle?
If you’ve noticed a beetle in your lawn or on a plant you should act fast! The best thing you can do is to collect them by hand and dispose of them– or if you prefer not to get up close and personal, you can use a small hand held vacuum to suck them up. Although this may be unpleasant, it is the best way to help prevent grubs from completely destroying your lawn.
Why are skunks and raccoons digging at my lawn?
If you’ve started to notice the presence of skunks, raccoons or birds digging at your lawn, that is a telltale sign that you’re dealing with a grub problem. Grub makes a wonderful snack for animals so pay close attention if you start to notice more animal activity happening in your yard.