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By Garry Lusk

May 1 2024

2 Minute(s) read

Is your lawn showing signs of distress? If you've noticed patches of brown grass and a spongy texture underfoot, you may be dealing with lawn damage from lawn grubs. Don't despair! In this guide, we'll explore the telltale signs of lawn grub damage, as well as effective strategies for repairing your lawn and restoring it to its former glory.


Lawn Grub Damage: Identifying the Culprit

Before we can begin the repair process, it's essential to understand the extent of the damage caused by lawn grubs. These voracious larvae, typically the offspring of beetles such as Japanese beetles or June bugs, feed on the roots of grass, causing patches of dead or dying turf.


Damage Signs of Grubs on Lawn

  • Brown, Patchy Grass: If you've noticed irregular patches of brown grass in your lawn, particularly during the late summer or early fall, it could be a sign of grub infestation.
  • Spongy Texture: Walking across your lawn may reveal areas where the grass feels spongy or loose underfoot, indicating root damage caused by feeding grubs.
  • Increased Pest Activity: Grub infestations can attract other pests, such as raccoons, skunks, and birds, who feed on the larvae beneath the surface.

How to Repair Lawn After Grub Damage: Steps to Recovery

  • Assess the Damage: Begin by inspecting your lawn to determine the extent of the grub infestation. You may need to lift up sections of turf to check for signs of grub activity beneath the surface.
  • Treat the Infestation: Once you've confirmed the presence of grubs, consider applying a targeted insecticide or nematode treatment to eliminate the larvae and prevent further damage. A product we recommend to use is Lawn Solutions Grub Guard Ultimate.
  • Water and Fertilise: Keep the repaired areas well-watered and fertilised to promote healthy growth and aid in the recovery process. A good quality fertiliser for lawn is Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser.
  • Monitor for Recurrence: Keep a close eye on your lawn in the following weeks and months to ensure that the grub infestation does not return. Regular maintenance practices, such as proper watering and mowing, can help prevent future outbreaks.

For more information on pest and disease control in your lawn, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn's guide for expert advice and solutions.

By taking swift action to repair lawn grub damage and implementing preventative measures, you can enjoy a lush and healthy lawn year-round. Don't let grubs get the best of your lawn—take back control and restore its beauty today!


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