How to Eliminate Grubs From the Lawn

 

If you do not eliminate grubs immediately from your lawn, they will keep on living in the soil and eat your grass roots thus turning the color of your yard into brown color and making it look unattractive. You would be able to identify the lawn grubs when you see a fat and C-shaped body of the grub worms. Apart from being a nuisance to your lawn, the lawn grubs also attract other pests namely raccoons, moles and skunks that can also damaged your lawns. Once you manage to eliminate the grubs from your lawn, you would be able to protect the grass on your lawn along with your landscape and keeping them look neat and well-maintained.

To eliminate grubs from your lawn or garden, you need:

  • Neem oil
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Garden sprayer
  • Bacteria bacillus popillae product
  • Nematode liquid
  • Beer
  • Plastic container
  • Shovel

Eliminating Grubs from the Lawn or garden

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How to Eliminate Grubs from the Lawn

  • The most important thing is for you to detect the grub worms before you can do any kind of treatment to the lawn
    • Always check on irregular brown patches on your lawn that can be peel away easily from the soil.
    • In order to determine the level of infestation or even the required treatment that you need to apply on the affected areas, you need to dig a small part of the lawn to see how many grub worms are there in that particular area.

If there are more than five grub worms per 1/4 square foot of an area within your lawn, you definitely need to do treatment on your lawn.

  • First thing that you can do to treat the grub lawn problems is by
    • Mixing one tablespoon of neem oil, 1/4 tablespoon of liquid dish soap together with 1 quarter of warm water into your garden sprayer
    • Then, you have to shake the garden sprayer thoroughly so that all the ingredients are mixed up well enough.
  • Next step for you to do is to spray the solution on the affected areas throughout your lawn
    • Neem oil is considered a good solution similar to botanical pesticide that can repel and eliminate the grubs along with their eggs.

 

  • You can also apply a grub control product available in the market if you find that the problem could not be resolved
    • Some of the grub control product contains bacteria bacillus popillae which is designed to only kill grubs and does not kill other insects or bugs like spiders, bees and worms.
    • You only need to sprinkle one tablespoon of the grub control product onto the affected area on your lawn. Apply it every 4 feet apart and make sure to work in rows with at least 4 feet apart.
    • If you have 2,500 square feet of lawn area, you need to use at least 10 ounces of the grub control product.
    • Once you have applied the product, you need to water the powder lightly.
  • Another method that you can use is by spraying beneficial nematodes
    • Nematodes are tiny worms that eat insects like grubs by infecting and killing them once they release their bacterium.
    • Nematodes can be purchased in liquid form where the liquid can be sprayed using a clean garden sprayer together with a mixture of water. Ensure that you follow the instructions provided by its manufacturer when you want to use the product.
    • The mixture should be sprayed on the affected grub-infested areas.
  • Other option is to setup a beer trap in order to protect your lawn against the grubs.
    • Look for an unused plastic container with the size similar to a butter container.
    • Fill it up with beer and then, dig up a hole on your lawn just near the affected area. The depth of the hole should be deep enough where the lip of your bowl to at the same level with the ground level.
    • The grubs will in the end flock and fall into the container and drown.

    Always remember that if you want to eliminate grubs from the lawn,

    • You can use neem oil and liquid nematodes where you can simply purchase from your local nurseries or home improvement stores.
    • Try to attract more birds to come to your yard so that they will eat up all the grubs from the lawn. You can create a bird bath, bird feeders as well as bird houses in order to attract more birds to come to your lawn area.

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