Take a drive around Portland, Maine and its surrounding towns in June, July, August, and even into September, and it’s easy to spot the lawns suffering from grub outbreak—they’re the ones with random brown patches and small animals such as squirrels, moles, and birds around them.
Here in Maine, grubs are usually the larva of Japanese or European Chafer beetles. They are white, c-shaped, and live in the shallow layers of soil below your turf. After hatching, grubs tunnel underground and start feeding on grass roots. When roots are damaged, their ability to absorb nutrients and water is compromised, causing browning and ultimately death.
Wondering if you have grubs in your lawn? You may if you see some of these signs of grubs:
If you notice these signs, go to a brown or wilting patch of lawn and slowly pull back the sod. Paying close attention to where the brown grass meets the green grass, look for white grubs. If there are more than 10 per square foot, you have a problem—and timely grub control is needed. Once an outbreak has occurred, curative treatments are your best bet to save your lawn.
If you suspect you have a grub infestation, Lucas can help. We consider ourselves stewards of your lawn. At our roots, we are Maine. We share with you a love and respect for the outdoors and our natural world. Our lawn agronomists and arborists seek to provide you with responsible, Evergreen Lawn Care™ solutions, including grub treatment options that are certified bee-safe and 100% organic. In fact, since 2017, we’ve been using only non neonicotinoid preseason grub control and organic grub curative treatments.
Our Eco-Friendly Grub Control Lawn options deliver immediate results, while keeping Maine’s environment and your family, top of mind. With our approach, you’ll see a green, thriving lawn—one you can be proud of.
Contact Lucas today. We’ll send one of our experts to your home or business, examine the problem, and thoroughly discuss all options with you. Best of all, this lawn care consultation is FREE.