Large areas of your lawn in Salt City can be destroyed when lawn grubs hatch and immediately begin feeding on the roots of your grass and other plants.
These pests can cause harm to the lawn and attract unwanted wildlife that will destroy the grass in need of food (lawn grubs). When Japanese beetle larvae, known as grub worms, enter healthy grass, they may cause extensive damage. These C-shaped insects have off-white bodies and black or dark gray heads.
Japanese beetles often start laying their eggs in sunny areas of a lawn around the middle of the summer. If you notice grubs, it’s time to take action. If you have had trouble with grubs in the past on your lawn, it may be best to take preventative precautions. The adult Japanese beetle emerges from the ground and begins feasting on a wide variety of plants and ornamentals, leaving behind only the bare skeletons of the leaves. If you notice insects beginning in June, you might want to try an insecticide. If you haven’t taken preventative measures and the beetles are already eating, you should use treatments that kill on contact and offer systemic protection. By spraying adult beetles in the summer, you may stop them from laying hundreds of eggs and protect your grass from thousands of grubs the following season.
Treatments for Falls
The next best period to manage grub worms is in early fall when the larvae are still young and gather near the soil’s surface. Beetles and grubs can be killed by spraying the soil surface with insecticides. It takes roughly 10 days for Japanese beetle eggs to hatch once they’ve been placed. From early August through late October, the grubs are actively feeding. They reach maturity by the month of October.
Between the months of March and May, grubs may do extensive damage to residential lawns. Even if grub feeding does not destroy the grass in a low-maintenance lawn, it may become thinner and weaker, making it more vulnerable to weeds and dryness. Keep in mind, too, that grubs are resilient enough to last through the winter.
Treating for grubs in the spring is the worst time to do it. Insecticides have significantly less effect now since the bugs are bigger and not actively eating, making them much less vulnerable. Rainfall washes away the remedies, making your efforts useless. If you confirmed grub damage in the previous autumn or spring by finding many grubs, you might choose to apply a preventative pesticide for one or two years to create a more thick turf that is tolerant of grubs. After several years of treatment, if you still don’t notice any grubs in your grass or the lawn next door, you can probably stop worrying about them. We have Japanese beetles; thus, it’s important to treat every year or else the grubs would destroy your grass, or so the common misconception goes. That is not the truth. Grubs are only one of several lawn pests that may be avoided with regular grass maintenance.
Avoid Overwatering: Don’t water too much, as grub eggs can be hatched with the help of rain and water. Please don’t water your plants every day.
Fertilize: Fertilizing your lawn in the spring and fall may help it flourish and produce lush grass, which is less appealing to insects.
Mow High: If you want to discourage beetles from using your lawn as a nesting ground, you should keep your grass cut short. It’s best to keep your mower in a higher setting, so you don’t create a warm atmosphere for bugs.
We’ll do everything we can to keep your grass green, healthy, and grub-free. Throughout the year, Millburn Landscaping & Design assists both commercial and residential customers with their lawn and landscaping needs.