Learn More About Grubs And How To Get Rid Of Them Quickly

For the last eight years, I have been a professional landscaper. I have done almost any kind of work that is associated with fixing and repairing lawns. Countless times, I have found lawns that have been infected by grubs and tried to help fix these lawns.  Grubs can do a lot of damage to your lawn, especially during the middle of the summer.

Most of the time, white grubs do their damage either in the late fall, or the early spring, but it doesn’t really become apparent until the summer. The reason why is because grubs tend to eat the roots out on your grass plants. Your grass can still survive without its deep roots, but when you have a lot of stress, or heat, these plants tend to wither and die because they do not get enough water. Actually, if you think that you have grubs, it is probably a good idea to treat them with grub control right away. When you’re learning how to get rid of grubs, grub control is the one method that works most of the time. There are a lot of other organic, and less environmentally hostile methods, but grub control with a carbonate or with an organophosphate, is typically the best way to go.

Before applying the grub control, you may want to take a sample of your lawn to see how many grubs you have. In order to do this, you will want to take a 12′ x 12′ square inches, and dig down 2 to 3 inches. Find all the grubs that you can within that 12 in.² space. If you find more than eight grubs, then you probably need to treat your lawn. If your lawn is healthy, it should be able to resist a small population of grubs, but once you have more than 8 to 10 grubs per square foot, they tend to do more damage than the lawn can repair itself, and will eventually kill the lawn if they are not stopped.