Grubs can absolutely destroy sections of your lawn, or even the whole thing.
If you know about these pests, including how to tell when they’re the reason behind your grass struggling, you can act appropriately. Then, we can step in and help with eliminating this annoying pest.
What Are Grubs
Grubs are actually the larval form of different beetles. Once mature, they’ll start feed on the root base of the turf, doing even more damage. Plus, adult beetles breed, laying more eggs that turn into grubs, which feed on your lawn. It’s a vicious cycle.
You might first suspect your lawn is falling victim to grubs if you spot any of the following early warning signs:
- Patches of brown in your grass that start in the spring and won’t green up, no matter how much you water, etc.
- Animals like birds, skunks, moles, etc. tear up your lawn, looking for grubs
- Sections of grass feel soft and spongy
- You can literally roll up patches of grass like a rug
While these all could point toward a grub infestation, these signs might also indicate other lawn conditions. The only way to be sure the problem is grubs involves checking the soil. This can be a messy, somewhat difficult, and frustrating process. Fortunately, Gro Lawn can help with a professional assessment of your lawn, ensuring you get a precise plan of action that will make your yard look great.
Dealing with Grubs
Eliminating a grub problem can be tricky and require patience. After all, like any infestation, some methods might work better than others. Grubs can even return to your lawn, particularly if any of your neighbors have an untreated problem.