Here in Texas, grubs can cause extensive damage to your lawn if left untreated. These small insects are the larvae of beetles and they eat the roots of your turf after hatching from an egg a female beetle deposited earlier in the summer. If your lawn is suffering from a grub infestation, it's important you schedule a curative grub control treatment immediately to eliminate the grubs and prevent them from causing more damage to your lawn. Then, you should schedule lawn care services to help your lawn recover. Then, next year, you should schedule a preventative treatment to stop them from infesting your lawn again. Keep reading to learn more about what to do if grubs are making a meal out of your lawn!
Schedule a curative treatment to eliminate the grub infestation.
At the first sign of a grub infestation, you should reach out to a professional lawn care company to schedule a curative treatment to eliminate the grubs so they can't continue to cause damage to your lawn. If grubs are left to their own device, they will chew through the roots of your turf, leaving it unanchored to the soil and causing your grass to die. By reaching out to professionals as soon as you notice grubs in your lawn, you can stop them in their tracks and limit the damage they can cause.
If you see 10 or more grubs in a 1 square-foot area, it's likely your lawn is infested with grubs.
Invest in lawn care services to help your lawn after a grub infestation.
A curative treatment may eradicate the grub infestation in your lawn, but it won't undo the damage the grubs already caused. Once you've eliminated the grubs from your lawn, you'll need to schedule some services to help your lawn recover. Fortunately, there are a couple of lawn care services available that can help your grass recover from grub damage, including:
- Fertilization: Fertilizers can help your grass develop a strong root system by nourishing your lawn with key nutrients. This service also helps turf regain its green color!
- Aeration: Aeration is when professionals open holes in the soil to loosen compacted soil. This can help your grass fortify its roots by making it easier for water, sunlight, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.
Schedule a preventative treatment to prevent another grub infestation.
If your lawn suffers through a grub infestation once, it's likely the infestation could occur again next year. Beetles periodically mate and lay eggs, so when June and July come around, the female beetles could return to your lawn with their eggs. To prevent another grub infestation next year, it's best to schedule a preventative grub control treatment.
Professionals apply the treatment using a granular product in the mid-summer when the female beetles are most active. This treatment can eliminate grub eggs before they can hatch and start damaging your lawn. As the saying goes "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" so the best way to deal with grubs is by preventing them from ever becoming a problem!
Call us to schedule our grub control treatment!
In Texas, grubs are a common pest that can eat through the roots of your grass. At the first sign of infestation, you should call us at (972) 521-6227 to schedule our grub control treatment to stop the grubs from causing more damage to your lawn. At Arboreal Lawn & Landscape, we offer both preventative and curative treatments, making us your go-to team for all your grub control needs. We offer our grub control service to property owners in Rockwall, Wylie, Rowlett, and nearby areas in Texas.