Grubs Destroying Your Lawn? Fight Back!

One day, you take a look at your lawn and you notice that in certain areas your grass is either dead or missing completely. What's worse is that no matter how well you seem to take care of it, there's nothing that can stop the grass from dying. If you've watered your grass or reseeded it and there' still a problem, then it's possible that you have white grubs in your lawn.

If that's the case, then you need to get rid of them immediately, which you can do by using a several grub control methods as well as inground sprinklers offered by Nutri-Lawn Ottawa. However, before you do anything, you should first learn more about these little critters.

What Are White Grubs?
White grubs are insects that look like small June bugs with milky white bodies and live in the soil. They feed on grass roots, which causes grass to turn brown and become "detached" from the ground. So, if you see browning grass that you can simply lift up with your hands, then you probably have white grubs. These insects cause the most damage in August and September, so if you see any anomalies in your lawn, check if you have white grubs. To do that, you should carefully lift the top level of your soil and then take a good look at it. If it has indeed been infested with white grubs, you should be able to see them right away.

How to Fight White Grubs Using Ottawa Inground Sprinklers
One of the preventive measures you can take to stop white grubs from infesting your lawn is to let your lawn go dormant, especially if the weather is dry enough in July. White grubs usually look for moist areas with green grass to lay eggs, which means that dry conditions prevent them from surviving. The problem with this method is that it makes your lawn look terrible and it's also unreliable – since you can never predict how much rain you're going to get. However, it's still worth a try.

If you have confirmed that you have white grubs, then you can use two things against them – water and nematodes. To keep your grass strong, water it as often as possible, using Ottawa inground sprinklers. Water alone won't fix the problem of course, which is why you'll also need nematodes. Nematodes are tiny worms that live for the purpose of killing white grubs that you can purchase and introduce into your lawn. What makes them great is that they are not harmful to people, pets, or any of the plants in your lawn. As such, you can use as many of them as necessary to take care of the problem. To let nematodes do their work, you should place them in moist soil in the areas affected by white grubs and then water them in immediately, using Ottawa inground sprinklers. Keep watering your lawn regularly for the next three weeks and the problem should go away.

Once you've taken care of the problem, you will need to restore your lawn. You'll have to rake away dead grass and reseed the bare patches. Once that's done, keep watering your lawn to make the grass stronger.

Final Word
If you're not sure if you have white grubs in your lawn or you're interested in our Ottawa inground sprinklers, then request a consultation and our Nutri-Lawn team of experts will get in touch with you right away.