Summer is here, which means longer days, beautiful sunshine, warmth… and the potential for lawn grubs. Grubs are a frustrating yard pest that can cause significant damage to your lawn before you even know they are there. Even worse, grubs love yards that homeowners put the most effort into — healthy, green, vibrant ones. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your yard against these pesky invaders.
Where Do Grubs Come From?
Grubs are the larvae of a variety of beetles. No matter where you live, there are beetles that will lay eggs in your lawn, and these grubs will spend the winter underground. In the spring and summer, they’ll start feeding on your turf roots.
Grubs are small, and most are white with brown heads – regardless of which beetle they come from. When disturbed, they’ll curl up into a “C” shape. Unfortunately, because they are so small and focus on your grassroots, you may not see them until the damage is already done. So you’ll need to look for other less-obvious signs of grub infestation.
Signs You’re Dealing With Yard Grubs
If you notice irregular brown patches in your yard, there could be a variety of causes. One of them may be grubs feeding in the area. You might also notice the lawn having a spongy feeling, which can be caused by these pests destroying the roots.
To know if grubs are the reason for discoloration, gently pull up a section of sod. If it comes out easily, you probably do have a grub problem since the roots should normally hold the grass down firmly. Next, check the top inch or so of soil. If you see more than four grubs per square foot, there’s an issue. Some lawns are so infested they have 40 or even 60 grubs per square foot.
If you find grubs, it’s time to take action.
Your Montgomery County Lawn Care Experts
When you work hard to keep your lawn in the best condition possible, you don’t want grubs to steal the joy of a lush green lawn. The lawn care experts at Blue Tree Landscaping are here to help you find the right treatment solution to keep grubs at bay while also maintaining a beautiful landscape. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you protect your lawn against grubs.
About Blue Tree Landscaping
Blue Tree Landscaping proudly creates custom outdoor living spaces while respecting and enhancing the natural beauty of your surroundings. We specialize in providing Montgomery County the best inground pool design and construction, as well as serve as the area’s expert in landscape design. For more than 36 years, Blue Tree Landscaping has been dedicated to providing Skippack, Collegeville and the surrounding areas with superior customer service, quality pool construction and beautiful outdoor living areas meant to be enjoyed for years to come. You can expect personalized service in all that we do and the kind of care that has been built on a reliable reputation since 1983.