Have you noticed that your lawn has brown patches? While there could be several causes, one could be grubs taking up residence on your lawn. Grubs love to munch on grass and could be causing the dead brown patches on your green lawn.
Brown patches due to grubs normally occur in spring and late summer. You can easily find out if your brown patches are due to grubs by pulling on the grass. If the grass comes up and has no roots, your problem is grubs. They feed on grass roots and other nutrients found in the soil. You may also notice that animals are tearing up your lawn. This is also another sign that there are grubs under the grass. Animals such as raccoons, birds, and skunks love to eat grubs and will tear up your lawn trying to uncover the grubs that lie below.
Typically, grubs begin feeding on grass roots in fall, but you won’t realize their damage until spring with your lawn begins to green up. In spring, grubs awaken and feed on grass roots. In summer, they turn into beetles that come above the surface and feed on flowers and other foliage. They also lay eggs in the soil. In fall, the eggs hatch into new grubs to begin the cycle over again.
Make sure if you see these brown spots and grubs are the culprit, you are taking steps to remove the grubs. Fall and spring are the best times to treat grub problems.
If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn, drop us a comment, send us a message, or give us a call. We will be happy to answer any of your questions!
By: Hannah Raines
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