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Category: Grubs

Grub Damage in a Lawn

September 21, 2013 by Alec McClennan

A Grub Damaged Lawn - Does your lawn look like? Its kind of a bummer when you wake up one day and your lawn is turning brown. To add insult to injury the local skunks and racoons take up residence in your lawn. Whats going on here? Its classic White Grub Damage. Youll notice White Grub damage in Late September and October and its particularly bad during years when we get a lot of rainfall in July and/or August (or if you water your lawn). Summer rains attract grubs to your lawn and then keep their eggs hydrated (alive) long enough for them to turn into baby grubs. Baby grubs are really hungry and can quickly devestate a lawn (like the lawn pictured above). How to Prevent Grub Damage Without Chemicals So you dont want your lawn destroyed by grubs, but you dont want to use a chemical to kill them? There are a lot of good reasons to avoid using the standard grub control chemicals which are linked to many bird deaths and honeybee colony collapse disorder. In addition, the grub chemicals

Posted in Organic Lawn Care, TurfType Tall Fescue, Tips, Grubs, Organic Grub Control

How to Control Grubs Without Chemicals

August 14, 2013 by Alec McClennan

Have you been looking for a natural way to kill grubs in your lawn? An organic grub killer? Are you concerned that your lawn might be at risk for Grub Damage? The good news is that you can control grubs without using chemicals! Read on for some tips. Tip 1: Water Properly The first step in Natural Grub Prevention is to water your lawn properly. How does watering affect grubs? First lets take a look at what a grub is and its lifecycle. The image above shows how a Japanese Beetle comes out of the ground in late June, feeds on plants through the summer, and then lays eggs that turn into grubs in the fall. Have you ever watched Japanese Beetles closely in the summer? Youll often seem them stacked on top of each other, hard at work making some eggs. In order for the Japanese Beetle Eggs to turn into grubs, they need moisture. So, if you water your lawn every day during the summer, youre giving the grub eggs just what they need to survive! So if you dont water your lawn, it will probably

Posted in Organic Lawn Care, Pesticides, TurfType Tall Fescue, Tips, Natural Pest Solutions, Grubs, Organic Grub Control
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