grubs - Knowledgebase Question

yardley, Pa
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Question by parisen
July 18, 2010
i believe our grass is dead in parts from grub infestation...we forget to prevent...can we do anything now, will grass come back in the spring?

Answer from NGA
July 18, 2010
Grubs feed on the roots of the grass. If they completely devour the roots, the grass will be dead. Try pulling up on the affected turf. If it pulls up easily, the roots are gone and you'll need to reseed the area. If the turf is still securely anchored to the ground the browning might be due to drought or disease. It's hard for me to diagnose the problem without actually seeing it so you'll need to look carefully at the blades for spots or yellow areas and at the roots for signs of green. You may be able to get the lawn to green up if you water deeply and frequently. Hope it comes back for you. You still have time to apply grub control. Use Grubex or Bayer Advanced Season Long Grub Control, applied according to label directions. Best wishes with your lawn!

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