An Effective Treatment for Lawn Grubs

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An Effective Treatment for Lawn Grubs

02 December 2018 Weeds, Pests & Diseases

Do you suspect your lawn has fallen victim to Lawn Grubs? Here are the key signs that your lawn needs treatment:

Spongy texture: Has the texture of your lawn become spongy? This texture is a big sign that lawn grubs are feeding on your lawn and affecting the whole structure of your grass.

Discoloured Patches: One of the most noticeable signs that lawn grubs are attacking is the brown patches that present on your otherwise healthy lawn. As the rest of your lawn becomes greener and healthier, you might notice some brown patches that just aren't greening. If these patches are still there despite your fertilising efforts, try lifting some of the lawn. If the lawn rolls, this means that the roots have been attacked, with your most likely suspect being lawn grubs.

White, Grey or Brown Moths: if you see these moths flying around the surface of your wonderfully healthy lawn around dusk, they could be looking to use your healthy lawn as a place to lay their eggs. The perfect environment gives the larvae the best chance to hatch and grow. The larvae will attack your lawn for almost a month before becoming moths and laying more eggs, which will become more larvae, which will become more moths, which will lay more eggs, and the cycle continues!

Bird Activity: More larvae = more snacks! Birds love to snack on the larvae that eat your lawns, so more of a presence of larvae in your backyard could mean you will also start to notice more birds visiting your lawn, too.

How to fix the problem

Now we have identified that there are signs of lawn grubs in your yard, the next step is to treat the problem so you can go back to having a healthy, green lawn.

There are many treatments and controls available to eradicate the problem of lawn grubs for now and to prevent them in the future.

The cycle is ongoing, and it takes a great product to break the cycle. A product such as Grub Guard will soak right through to the roots and confront the problem head-on, remaining in the problem area for the long-term to truly eradicate the issue.