Grubs have a really sinister way of infiltrating your Zionsville lawn by eating at the grass root and leaving dry, patchy damage in their wake! Find grub control solutions from Green Turf Care! 

When it comes to grubs, don’t use the “wait and see” method, otherwise you might lose a perfectly healthy lawn! Why do Zionsville residents “wait and see” anyway? This tactic is used because grubs can be hard to determine and they’re often mistaken for other lawn care issues such as over-fertilization or fleas and ticks. So, people wait and see if the other lawn care treatments will work, and if it’s grubs they won’t and by this time it could be too late. 

Find out if you have grubs from the Zionsville lawn care experts and schedule an appointment today!

With most bugs and insects you can likely see or hear them, but grubs are a particular nuisance to have lurking in your Zionsville lawn because they burrow and most of their lifecycle in below the grass’s roots — an especially insidious place to hide! 

So, what’s the problem with grubs? Because grubs can easily go undetected, you won’t know there is a problem until see your lawn thinning and becoming patchy. The grubs sit right at the root level and eat the grass root, over time damaging and even killing parts of your lawn. 

How To Spot Grubs

Once spotted, grubs are very easy to identify — they’re the soft, plump worms whose bodies will often curl up in a “C” shape if disturbed. 

Because grubs live underground you may not always be able to know if they’re there, so the best course of action is to work with a local lawn business for grub control to prevent them before their damage even emerges. Alternatively, if you wait until the damage is done, it can be quite costly — not only do you have to control the grubs but you’ll have to work to amend your to make it healthy again. 

Grub Prevention

The lifecycle of a fully matured grub takes roughly three years and because young grubs are more susceptible to pesticides, you may be able to catch grubs close to that lifecycle and disrupt a grub infestation. 

It’s important to get a preventative grub treatment every year because different types of grubs emerge with each new season — so what affected your lawn last year may be completely different this time around! 

Not only do new grubs crop up every year, but they love moist soil which is why we see them more active in the spring and summer seasons.

Grubs are crafty pests that don’t have to be seen to destroy your lawn. 

Don’t wait and schedule your grub control treatment today!

 

 

 

 

 

Is It Grubs Or just Poor Lawn Care?

Learn how to better detect grubs!

 

A great lawn doesn’t just happen, it takes a good deal of effort for a healthy, verdant lawn to appear season after season. From lawn fertilization to overseeding and aeration, consistent lawn care involves more than sunlight and water, so where does grub control factor in?

 

Grubs eat away at the root’s of your lawn, quickly damaging your lawn with brown, patchy areas, and if left unaddressed, it may eventually kill areas of your lawn. And the problem with grubs is, you don’t know they’re there until your lawn is damaged. 

 

How does grub damage go unnoticed? 

The damage that grubs cause to your lawn widely goes unnoticed because the signs — brown patches — could be a result of just about anything. Overfertilization or under fertilization? Check. Soil compaction? Check. Fleas and ticks? Check. And the list goes on. 

 

While it’s important to work with your local lawn care business to confirm that it is grubs, there are a few signs to help better narrow down what may be causing your lawn damage. 

 

Dead grass and patchy, thinned areas.

 

We briefly mentioned this above, but dead grass and patchy grass areas with thinned grass are a tell-tale sign that you may have grubs. Grubs eat the roots that strip and starve your lawn from the essential nutrients it needs. One of the first signs are brown spots that are irregularly shaped and never seem to perk up despite all the water and fertilizer you’ve been treating your lawn with.

Increased beetles popping up.

 

If you spot Japanese beetles or June bugs roaming your lawn more than usual, this could also indicate grubs. As grub larvae transform to pupae in the late spring, it leaves just enough time for hatching come summertime. By mid-June, the beetles surface to snack on flowers and other vegetation, so if you notice beetles around your landscaping, it means you not only have beetles but grubs!

 

Other animals.

 

If other critters such as rodents or birds began to infiltrate your lawn, know that grubs probably aren’t too far away because they are a tasty snack for other animals. And, once the word gets out, you’ll have every critter flocking your property to feast on these hidden gems. 

 

As more animals begin to emerge, it’s important to take action quickly because animals have been known to dig out grubs which can cause additional damage to your lawn. 

Your grass is like a carpet roll. 

 

If you suspect grubs, another way to tell if you have grubs if your grass lifts up and rolls like carpet. Because grubs munch on the roots of your grass, you can easily lift up the grass and roll it, typically exposing the grubs in your efforts. 

 

Catch grubs early to better prevent damage to your lawn! Once you see the damage you may spend a good deal of time and money trying to treat an issue that points you right back to grubs!