If you’ve noticed brown patches or areas of dying/peeling back grass on your lawn, there’s a good chance that grubs might be the culprit. These small, C-shaped larvae of beetles can wreak havoc on your lawn if left unchecked. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!
What Are Grubs?
Grubs are most commonly found in lawns during the late summer and early fall. They are the larval stage of various beetles, such as the Japanese beetle or June bug. 🪲 Grubs feed on the grassroots, causing the grass to weaken and die. If you suspect grub infestation, try lifting a small section of the affected grass.
So, what can you do to get rid of them? Here are a few simple steps:
🪱 Identify the problem: Confirm that it is indeed grubs causing the damage. Sometimes, other factors like drought or disease can mimic the symptoms.
🪱 Determine the severity: A few grubs here and there might not be a cause for concern. However, if you find more than five grubs per square foot, it’s time to take action!
🪱 Prevent future infestations: To minimize the risk of future grub problems, maintain a healthy lawn. Regularly mow at the appropriate height, aerate your lawn to improve soil drainage, and avoid over-fertilizing, as it can attract adult beetles that lay eggs.
Remember, prevention is key when it comes to grubs! By keeping an eye on your lawn’s health and taking prompt action, you can maintain a vibrant and grub-free lawn all year round! 🌱
If you’re unsure about tackling the problem on your own, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help!