Protect Your Lawn from Grub Worm Damage

Many of us like to get out in the warmer weather, work in our yards, and add new plants and other landscape updates in early spring. It is also the time of year when we start getting a lot of calls and emails about grub worms that people discover when they start digging in the dirt.

Grub worms, the larvae of June beetles, have a three-year life cycle. In North Texas, the beetle lays eggs in late spring to early summer, depending on our temperatures, with the grub emerging a few weeks later. When the grub worm emerges, it feeds on the root system of your grass. What is bad about this problem is that you won’t see damage since the grass will stay green for a short time.

Most of the grub calls we receive are from concerned homeowners wondering what to do when they discover these grubs.

There is no need to be concerned when you find grubs on your lawn. You’d be hard-pressed to find a lawn in North Texas that didn’t have at least some grub worms.

Grub worms only become an issue as their numbers grow to the point where they can cause widespread destruction, which for our area is late summer.

A more significant issue for area lawns is armadillos (they love to eat grub worms,) which can cause considerable damage by digging up your property and searching for grub worms.

If you want to prevent this in your lawn, look for a product with Imidacloprid. This will create a barrier that prevents the grub worms from damaging your lawn.

If you’re not keen on tackling this issue, our Signature Lawn Health Plan + Insect Protection is the perfect solution. It’s more than just popular; it’s effective. This comprehensive plan provides complete fertilization for your lawn and offers protection against fire ants, chinch bugs, grubs, and most other lawn insects.

Earning your trust since 1980, Village Green is a family-owned and operated lawn health business based in Plano, Texas. For more information, call 972-495-6990 or contact us online.