Save Your Lawn From Gobbling Grubs with Inground Irrigation and Nematodes

Summertime can be harsh on your lawn. After all the work that goes into creating a gorgeously prim property with your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler system and lawn maintenance service, you may be fed up with seeing grub damage ruin your perfect grass. It's time to fix that with solutions from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa and education about the different types of grubs that can attack your lawn. Did you know that with a little adjustment to your inground irrigation services and with a nematode application, you could fix your grub woes? Read on to find out how.

European Chafer
These grubs will begin appearing in your lawn in July. The adult European Chafer's mating season begins in June, and can last as late as the end of July. During this time, a single female can produce as many as 20-30 eggs in a one-month span.

So for every adult beetle you see this year, expect 20-30 more grubs in the soil in the fall. European Chafer grubs continue to grow and to chomp on your lawn until the ground freezes, at which point they will be forced deeper into your soil.

Adult European Chafers are oval in shape, and red-brown in colour. They're around ½ inch in length. Often, their heads are a darker shade than the rest of their bodies.

Japanese Beetles
Adult Japanese beetles begin mating in mid-June, just like European Chafers, but usually only continue until mid-July. They're also oval, slightly smaller than European Chafers, and have brighter colours. These beetles are green and copper, and are often iridescent.

Like European Chafers, female Japanese beetles can each produce as many as 20-30 eggs in a single month. Imagine how many grubs could be attacking your yard if you have a large infestation!

Both of these grub types are going to begin feeding on your grass and grass roots as soon as they hatch. While you're feeding nutrients to your lawn with your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler system and lawn care program, these little chompers are eating up your efforts.

The Nutri-Lawn Ottawa solution
Ever heard of beneficial nematodes? Well if you haven't, then it's time you became familiar with them. When grubs are in season, beneficial nematodes are a homeowner's best friend. These little insects are natural predators to grubs, and wriggle through your lawn looking specifically for them. There are different species of nematodes each with different appetites. The kind you'll one to apply in order to get rid of Japanese beetle and European Chafer grubs are heterohabditis bacteriophora.

When you apply these nematodes, you'll want to do so either during a rainy period or at a time when your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler systems can keep your lawn moist. Nematodes like moisture, and require it to survive. If they’re dry, they die! When nematodes are applied, you can speak to the Nutri-Lawn Ottawa specialist taking care of your grub control to find out how you should schedule your inground irrigation system to create the best environment for your nematodes.

Rescue your lawn this summer with inground irrigation services from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa. Receive your complimentary quote on a Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler system design and installation today. Your lawn will thank you for it.