Lawn fertilizer service with Landworks landscaping company helps clients beautify and preserve their outdoor lawn and landscapes with quality lawn fertilizer service and products. Keeping your lawn, shrubs and trees in great shape is just one of the professional lawn and landscaping services provided to the Kansas City area. One of the pests that can wreak havoc on your lawn is grubs. What do grubs look like, and how do you get rid of them?
White lawn grubs are the larvae of various beetles, including the Japanese beetle and the green June beetle. They are plump and C-shaped. White grubs also have brown heads and three pairs of legs. Such grubs do damage to lawns by feeding on grass roots, which causes the grass to wilt and die.
Observe your lawn. If the turf is wilting and features irregular brown patches, it is possible that you have grubs. While lawns can wilt and brown for other reasons, such as extremely dry, hot weather, a wilted, browning lawn can certainly indicate grub activity. Also look for spots that appear to have been dug up, because assorted animals might be digging through your lawn to get to the grubs.
As part of Landworks’ lawn fertilizer service, there is an option for grub control that is done in preferably early July.
To see if your yard may have grubs, pull up with your hands a section of the lawn where you think you might find grubs. Use a trowel or spade, if necessary, to remove a decent chunk of lawn from the ground, and wear gloves to avoid potentially touching the grubs with bare skin. Look at the ground where you have pulled up the sod to see whether there are any white grubs in C-shaped positions. The browning of a lawn from larvae damage typically occurs when there are at least 10 grubs per square foot of sod.
Continue pulling up chunks of lawn by hand until you have uncovered every area of your lawn you believe is contaminated with grubs. A thorough inspection helps you determine what control methods you should employ. The lawn fertilizer service with Landworks can apply grub control as part of their full-service lawn care program.
Insecticides such as halofenozide or imidacloprid can be used mid- to late summer on lawns suspected of having grubs. Use such insecticides the year after you notice grubs in your lawn; they must be used as pretreatment before lawn damage is evident to be effective.
A lawn fertilizer service plan is an essential part of a comprehensive lawn care program. Not only is a well-fertilized lawn healthier and greener, it is also far better at preventing weed infestation, disease and drought.