Lawn Care Alert: White Grubs
Your Lawn May Be at Risk
It’s official: grub season is here! Is your lawn protected? If not, you may need to prepare for costly damage down the road. Find out why a preventative approach is the best choice when it comes to protecting your property with the latest alert from Weed Man Lawn Care.
White Grub Damage
White grubs (resulting from European chafer, Japanese, May and June beetles) are small, plump, white larvae that actively feed on grass roots. While many homeowners consider grubs out of sight, out of mind, these larvae can cause severe damage to all turfgrass species. Located underground, white grubs will actively feed on a lawn’s roots. The result is spongy, yellowish turf that can often be rolled back like a carpet or freshly laid sod. An additional source of grub damage comes in the form of digging animals, such as raccoons, skunks, and birds, which feed on grubs and tear through lawns looking for their next meal.
Because the damage caused by white grubs is similar to symptoms of drought or dormancy, many homeowners wrongly assume that their lawn just needs more water to return to its normal green self. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.
White Grub Tips
• Grubs are easier to cure preventatively, so watch for warning signs like flying Japanese beetles
• If you’ve had grub problems in seasons past, it is likely you will have them again
• If watering doesn’t help eliminate the discolored patches on your lawn, you may have a grub problem
• Birds searching for food on the lawn and/or digging animals often signify a grub infestation
Protect Your Lawn Before It’s Too Late
By August, when there’s more stress on the turf, grubs have often done enough injury to roots to heavily damage a lawn. That’s why Weed Man strongly recommends that homeowners take a preventative approach. Our preventative product is highly effective and lasts 60-75 days in the soil. We guarantee that grub activity will not even begin for the entire remainder of the year – that’s like getting grub insurance for your lawn! Contact us today for details and pricing.
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