What are grubs in your lawn?
Grubs are nasty little buggers that can destroy a lawn in just one season.
Specifically, grubs (or grub worms) are beetle larvae. In the spring, adult beetles lay their eggs deep in your turf. The eggs hatch as grubs and begin to eat away at the roots of your grass, until all you have left is a harrowing ground cover of yellow and brown.
What are signs of grub damage in your lawn?
The most telltale sign of grub damage is dry, brown grass that peels up easily. Since grubs eat the grass’s roots, not only does it harm your lawn’s ability to get nutrients, it also damages the grass’s ability to cling to the soil.
What’s the best treatment for grubs in your lawn?
If you’re struggling with grub damage to your lawn, the best treatment is to get a professional lawn care service to come out and take care of them. If you don’t have grub damage yet, preventative grub control treatment can help you keep it from happening.
Grub damage may sound merely cosmetic, but it can have very costly consequences. It can be detrimental to the curb appeal and value of your home, and even lead to erosion that actually causes property damage. You really want to keep your lawn in tip-top shape.
When should you start treatment for grubs?
Since you can’t really know when this process begins in spring, it’s best to get started as soon as possible. You’ve worked hard to have a lawn you can be proud of. If you lose it, the consequences are real and the cost to replace it can be high.