An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
This article was written for AllProGrounds.com.
April showers bring May flowers. And June bugs bring grubs.
But not if we can help it.
Grub worms are the larvae of June bugs. And they love to destroy your lawn.
The bad news: Grubs are active earlier than usual this year. If you haven't treated your lawn, it's at risk.
The good news: The treatment is simple and inexpensive (it's a do-it-yourself job). Just apply a granular treatment of grub prevention, usually once per year. It's 95% effective. The only caveat is that some of the treatment could wash away if there is a heavy downpour immediately after you apply it.
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Grubs going great guns
In addition, this year may be an exception to the once-per-year rule. Because grubs are out so early, another treatment in the fall may be advisable.
If you do nothing, grubs may feast on your grass's roots. Once that happens, it's R.I.P. for that patch of lawn. No amount of watering or spraying can resuscitate it.
Grubs have likely gotten to your grass if it goes brown and dormant during the growing season. Grab a yellow or brown tuft of grass and pull on it. If it breaks loose, you've got grubs.
And like a bad piece of carpet, it's got to be removed. But not to fear: You can re-seed the area or replace it with sod.
Just don't forget to apply the treatment next time.
If you haven't applied it this year, it's not too late.
Let's band together and show those grubs who's boss.