Your lawn is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior look. It not only adds beauty, but it also reflects your care for your property. It’s frustrating to maintain a lawn intensely for weeks only to have it damaged by grubs. Grubs, the larvae of some beetles, are major lawn enemies, feeding on grass roots and leaving ugly dead areas. But, ArborLawn is here with four easy steps to follow to repair grub damage.
Step 1. Identify and Inspect the Damage
Grubs have C-shaped bodies, are white, and have brown heads. Lift the dead grass turf, and you have an infestation if you see four or more grubs per square foot of soil. Once you know the grubs caused the damage, break out your shovel to prepare for the repair.
Step 2. Remove Damaged Grass & Loosen the Soil
The next step is to remove all the damaged grass by cutting it away with a shovel. This includes dead roots and dirt with granular, loose turfs. Then, loosen up the soil to remove any compacted areas created by the grubs.
Step 3. Add Seed or Sod
Now that the soil is prepared, it’s time to plant either grass seed or sod. Grass seed can germinate for up to three weeks and require constant attention, while sod provides immediate results. Always use products that match your current lawn, and regularly water the newly-installed sod or seed.
Step 4. Maintain Your Lawn
Regular grub treatments can prevent the likelihood of damage in the future. You can also help prevent further damage by ensuring your lawn is well-watered and fed. This will ensure you have a green, healthy landscape all summer long.
Stop Grubs in Their Tracks
Grubs can be a summer-long problem for homeowners throughout Lansing, MI. Thankfully, they know to call ArborLawn. Now’s the perfect time to take advantage of our grub treatment, tree and shrub care, and mosquito control. So, don’t wait! Contact us today at (517) 882-1941.