Late Spring Lawn Care – Grub Control
Late spring is an important time to take preventative action against weeds and grubs in your lawn to ensure that it is at its healthiest when the summer begins. Slow release fertilizer applications should continue until the summer hits because it provides a quality source of food for the lawn. Late spring lawn care should also involve the first preventative action against grubs which are common lawn pests that cause irreversible damage to lawns.
Grubs are the larvae of several different varieties of beetles that begin their lifecycle when adults lay their eggs in July. The eggs hatch within 2 to 4 weeks and the newly hatched larvae immediately begin to feed on the root system of the lawn. Because grubs damage the lawn from below the surface, visible signs do not normally show on the surface until much later in the season, after the damage has been done. The damage can be identified as brown, wilting grass that easily peels away from the surface because it has been detached from its roots. This damage is practically irreversible and the only way to repair grub damage is to remove the dead grass and reseed for new grass. Applying grub control before the summer hits is the best way to prevent grubs from hatching and maturing before they can inflict any damage to the root system. Green T offers grub control applications for an additional charge that are highly recommended as part of our late spring lawn care. Do not wait for visible signs of grub damage before taking action; by this point it will be much too late.
Effective late spring lawn care not only involves preventative action against grubs, but also the continued application of slow release fertilizer and weed control. Following these preventative measures before the summer begins will prepare your lawn for a healthy growing season.