The grubs have really gotten a hold of my lawn.(70% sod and 30% fescue)
By the looks of the brownish top (versus the green) it looks like
about 40%-50% of my lawn has grub problems.. I went and pulled some
patches of lawn and it pulls up like carpet with about 2-4 grubs in a
4" square patch. I realize it is late in the year but being in N.
Alabama, we probably wont have our first frost until about Week 2
November. I have a couple of questions:
1) Is there anything I can use now to kill them while they are feeding
2) What is the best insecticide to use in the spring?
3) What will I have to do to get my lawn back in shape?? I assume what
they have eaten is gone...never to return??
thanks a bunch....
Although you may have to use a pesticide for immediate kill, there are
bacterial products you can use for long term maintenance. Originally, it was
bacillus thuringensis, if I recall, although that may be the one used for
other pests. A real garden center can assist you with this. It's been said
that if your neighbors don't also use this stuff, it's useless, but that has
not been my experience.
Also: Do a google search for the words "cooperative extension" along with
the name of your state. Call them - they offer free help for home gardeners.
And finally, if you notice skunks around the property, walk away. They eat
grubs the way I go through a bag of Fritos.
:) 1) Is there anything I can use now to kill them while they are feeding
:) 2) What is the best insecticide to use in the spring?
:) 3) What will I have to do to get my lawn back in shape?? I assume what
:) they have eaten is gone...never to return??
:) thanks a bunch....
You will probably have good luck with the "bayer grub control" products
you can find at the hardware stores that contain imidacloprid...Merit is
another name brand of the same active ingredient. Has made grub control
a bit easier to do compared to the control products of a few years back.
This question has been answered so many times in this newsgroup, so maybe
people are just tired of typing it again and again. And, there's information
missing from your question. Did you consult your cooperative extension
service, as I suggested yesterday?
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