Bare patches on your lawn could be caused by drought or lack of fertilizer. But it also could be grubs. Grubs aren’t just ugly to look at – they can damage or devastate your lawn quickly.
Lawn grubs are small, worm-looking larvae growing in soil. Because grubs live and grown underground, you often don’t know you have a problem until it’s too late. One way to tell – if you see flocks of birds feeding on your bare patches of lawn. The eggs live in the soil, hatching into white grubs in early spring. During this period, they are feeding on your grass roots. In summer, the adults appear. They then mate, and start the process all over again, laying eggs in the soil.
In our area, the most common type of grubs hatch into Japanese beetles. Grubs attack your lawn, but the adults eat ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers. Beetles are most apparent during June and the first two weeks of July. Most of the damage they do occurs in August early September.
The best way to control Japanese beetles and prevent major damage to your lawn and landscaping is to proactively guard against them. We recommend preventative treatments applied now.
By treating your lawn now, we can prevent grub damage this fall and the following spring.
We also offer a program to trap and kill Japanese beetles, for those who currently have an infestation problem.
Want more information? Call us. We’ll put our team of experts to work for you.