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By Candice Fisher

March 20 2024

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Have you noticed signs of grubs on your lawn lately? Perhaps you've spotted brown patches, witnessed wilting grass, or observed increased animal activity in your yard. These could all be indicators of a lawn grub infestation, a common nuisance that can wreak havoc on your lawn if left untreated. Let's delve into these lawn grub signs and explore how you can tackle this issue effectively.


Identifying the Culprit: Signs of Grubs in Your Lawn

  • Brown Patches: One of the most telltale signs of grubs on a lawn is the emergence of brown patches. These patches may start small but can quickly spread as grubs feast on grassroots, depriving the turf of essential nutrients and water.
  • Wilting Grass: Are there areas of your lawn where the grass appears wilted or has a spongy texture? This could be a sign of lawn grubs lurking beneath the surface. As these larvae disrupt the flow of water and nutrients to the grass, it begins to wilt and deteriorate.
  • Increased Animal Activity: Lawn Grubs are a delicacy for many animals, including birds, skunks, and raccoons. If you notice an uptick in animal activity in your yard, particularly digging or scratching at the grass, it may be a sign that they are feasting on grubs below the surface.
  • Loose Turf: Lawn Grubs feed on grassroots, causing the soil beneath the turf to become loose and unstable. If you find areas of your lawn where the turf feels loose or spongy underfoot, it's a strong indication of grub activity.

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Spotting the Telltale Signs: How to Tell If You Have a Grub Problem

Now that you know what to look out for, it's essential to understand how to tell if you have a lawn grub problem:

  • Presence of Adult Beetles: Keep an eye out for adult beetles, such as Japanese beetles or June bugs, as they lay eggs in the soil, which hatch into grubs.
  • Irregular Watering Patterns: Lawns infested with grubs may exhibit irregular watering patterns due to impaired grassroots' ability to absorb water effectively.
  • Easily Detachable Turf: In severe cases of grub infestation, the grassroots may sustain significant damage, causing the turf to detach effortlessly from the soil.


Addressing the Issue: Dealing with a Lawn Grub Problem in Your Lawn

If you suspect that your lawn has a lawn grub problem, it's crucial to take action promptly to prevent further damage:

  • Treatment Options: We recommend Grub Guard Ultimate by Lawn Solutions, the long residual performance of Lawn Solutions Grub Guard Ultimate Turf Insecticide will provide up to 6 months of protection at the higher application rates.

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Are Lawn Grubs an Annual Problem? When Are Lawn Grubs a Problem in Your Lawn?

Lawn Grub infestations typically occur during the late summer and early fall months when adult beetles lay their eggs in the soil. As the weather warms in the spring, these eggs hatch into grubs, leading to potential lawn damage. While lawn grubs can be an annual problem, the severity of infestations may vary from year to year.

In conclusion, being vigilant and proactive is key to addressing a grub problem in your lawn. By familiarising yourself with the signs of grub infestation and taking timely action, you can help protect your lawn from damage and keep it looking healthy and vibrant year-round.

For expert advice on pest and disease control for your lawn, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn.

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