Spring Grub Control
There are hundreds of different kinds of insects. Some insects are very beneficial, but grubs are not one of the insects you want in your lawn!
Animals digging up the lawn, or crows congregating and pecking in the grass, are sure signs of grubs. On the one hand these animals are controlling the grubs, but they are also adding to the extensive lawn damage grubs create.
Grubs come up toward the surface to feed on grass roots in April and May. They emerge as the adult beetle form between May-July (May/June Bug, Japanese Beetle, Masked Chafers)* and begin to feed and mate. These bugs will lay their eggs in the turf that hatch into small grubs. These grubs will feed on turf roots through October, depending on our temperatures. As temperatures fall the grubs will in turn crawl deeper in the ground. Next year start the process starts all over! *Life cycle does vary slightly depending on species.
Contact L.C.S. Lawn and Tree Service, Inc. for our spring grub application!
DO IT YOURSELF OPTION
Insecticide: Lawn seeder: Garden hose
- Purchase a granular grub control product. Spring grub control should be applied between April-June, depending on ground temperature.
- Adjust the lawn spreader to the proper setting according to the instructions on the product.
- Treat the border of the lawn first and then fill in the center. Walk at a steady pace, and make parallel passes to ensure even distribution of the granules.
- Lightly water the lawn to soak the granules into the ground.