Springtime in Michigan is simply one of the best times of the year. The grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and you have already begun preparing your lawn for the warm weather. When it comes to getting your lawn in tip-top shape for spring, you’re going to want to watch out for one of the most common, problem-causing lawn pests… Grubs.
Grubs are beetle larvae that hatch in the fall and lie dormant in the winter. Once spring arrives they awake and begin feeding in high volumes throughout the spring and summer months, so protecting your lawn is a must. Here are 4 ways to protect your lawn from grubs this spring.
By educating yourself on what grubs and grub damage looks like, you can catch them early and prevent them from causing further damage to your lawn. Grubs are white, c-shaped beetle larvae that rarely grow to be more than an inch in length. They have a brown head and six distinct legs, which aid in identification.
Grubs feast on your lawn’s root systems, and their feeding will often result in the grass becoming separated from the root. This results in small portions of your yard turning from green, to yellow, to brown, and ultimately resulting in the grass dying. If you can easily remove the grass from the soil, the grubs likely ate through the roots, and you’re going to want to get a preventative measure in place as soon as possible.
You can monitor your lawn for grubs in the spring by cutting and pulling back small portions (2-3 feet) of your grass. Once you’ve pulled the grass back, count how many grubs are present per square foot.
As a general rule of thumb, if there are less than 5 grubs per square foot, preventative measures are not required. However, you will want to begin monitoring more than once per week in the case that more grubs show up. Anything more than 5 will be stressful for your lawn, and you’re going to want to act fast to prevent further damage.
The best way to protect your lawn from grubs all year long is to contact the professionals in grub control at Custom Personalized Lawn Care. With our GrubPro Control program, we guarantee one full year of protection and prevention from the eggs of June Beetles, European Chafer, and Japenese Beetle from hatching in your lawn.
Protect your lawn today and contact us here or give us a call at (800) 570-3313. We can help, satisfaction guaranteed!