Grubs are a common issue for property owners in Ohio. If these tiny pests infest your lawn, they will start feeding on the roots of your grass and can cause serious damage to your turf if they aren't dealt with in a timely manner. To get ahead of grubs and protect your lawn from their ferocious appetite, you should schedule preventative treatments before the end of July so they won't get the chance to infest your lawn in the first place! You can also help protect your lawn from these root-munching pests by investing in regular lawn care services like lawn fertilization, weed control, and aeration to strengthen your grass so it is better able to withstand grubs if they do happen to infest your lawn.

What are grubs, and what kind of damage do they cause?

Grubs are the larvae of beetles. Beetles lay their eggs underneath the soil, and when the grubs hatch, they will emerge and start feeding on the roots of grass. If left unchecked, grubs can decimate your lawn! That's because as the roots of your grass become detached from the soil, they will be unable to gather any nutrients or resources, so your grass will eventually turn brown and die.

You need to schedule preventative grub control treatments before the end of July.

Because grubs become active around August, it is crucial to be proactive about protecting your lawn from them. It is recommended that you schedule preventative grub control treatments before the end of July. This will give the treatment enough time to sink down into the soil and eliminate any newly hatched grubs so they don’t have the opportunity to start feasting on the roots of your grass. By applying preventative treatments at the right time, you can get ahead of grubs and stop them from ever becoming a problem in the first place.

Investing in lawn care treatments can help your turf stay strong enough to withstand a grub infestation.

While preventative grub control treatments are the best way to prevent grubs from infesting your lawn, you can also help your lawn get strong enough to endure a potential grub infestation by scheduling regular lawn care services. Some lawn care services that you can schedule to strengthen your turf include:

  • Lawn Fertilization: Lawn fertilizer treatments will provide your lawn with all of the nutrients it needs to grow strong, healthy grass that is resilient against stressors like grubs.
  • Weed Control: When weeds populate your lawn, they can take up space that would otherwise belong to your grass and steal nutrients and resources from it. Eliminating weeds through weed control treatments ensures your lawn has full access to those resources without competing with invasive plants.
  • Aeration: Aeration relieves soil compaction and improves nutrient and resource access to the roots of your grass. With improved access to everything it needs, your lawn can develop deeper roots, become stronger, and build up its defenses against stressors like grubs.
Schedule an overseeding service directly after having your lawn aerated to fill any bare or patchy areas with new grass growth!

Give us a call today to schedule our grub control service.

At Lawn Control Center, we offer preventative grub control treatments to make sure your lawn stays protected from pesky grubs and we offer curative treatments to eliminate existing infestations. We also offer lawn care services like lawn fertilization, weed control, and core aeration to keep your lawn healthy and well-prepared to fight off grubs and other stressors. Our grub control service is available to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Columbus, Cleveland, Westerville, OH, and surrounding areas. Call (888) 421-0601 to schedule our grub control service for your property today!