Grub season in Gilbert, AZ is well on its way. Their eggs are settled in the soil by now, however, they have not yet hatched, making June and July the perfect time of the year to apply a preventative grub control treatment. If you’re thinking about trying to save money this year by skipping a preventative grub treatment, you should know that this could actually end up costing you more in the long run!
If you see the signs of grub damage on your lawn come August or September, you’ll have to resort to a curative treatment. Any lawn damage that they caused will have to be reversed with lawn care treatments like fertilization and aeration. A curative treatment plus all of the lawn care will end up costing you more than if you just protected your lawn with a preventative treatment!
Grub damage can be extensive and hard to reverse, but the good news is that it can be prevented. It is extremely important to get the timing just right when applying a preventative grub control treatment. If you apply it to your lawn too early in the year, the active ingredient will wear off before having a chance to kill the grubs. On the flip side, preventative grub control does not work on grubs after a certain point in their life cycle. So, if you apply the treatment too late, it will not be effective on the larger grubs. In order to get your money’s worth from a preventative treatment, you should schedule it in late June or early July each year.
If you skip out on a preventative grub control treatment, you will have to play the waiting game and keep your eye out for any grub damage come August and September. If you do end up seeing grub damage, try to catch it as early as possible. The longer you wait, the more lawn care you’ll have to invest in to reverse the damage.
To tackle an active grub infestation, call your local lawn care company and ask for a curative grub treatment. These applications will take care of the grubs feeding on your lawn; however, they will not reverse the damage that has already been done.
Tell-tale signs of grub damage include spongy turf and grass that lifts off your soil like a carpet.
Grub damage spreads quickly, so if you have to resort to a curative grub control treatment, it is likely that there is some lawn damage left over from the infestation. Reversing grub damage will take patience, time, and money! It is best to immediately sign up for a lawn fertilization program. This will regularly supply your lawn with essential nutrients, specifically nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These 3 key nutrients will be the answer to strengthening up your lawn again after a grub infestation.
Another lawn care service that will boost the health of your lawn is aeration. In the Gilbert, AZ area, aeration should be done in the spring. This will loosen up any compacted soil and make it much easier for essential nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.
One of the best things you can do for your lawn is protect it with a preventative grub control treatment. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Our company serves the Gilbert, AZ area, including Chandler, Mesa, and Queen Creek. June and July are the most important months to schedule a preventative treatment for your lawn, so don’t hesitate to call us today!
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