Grubs are the larval form of beetles and can cause a lot of expensive damage to your lawn. Many property owners here in Michigan don't realize how severely grubs can damage their grass and often skip out on preventative grub control treatments entirely. However, this is a big mistake for a few reasons; firstly, you won't know that your lawn is infested with grubs until it starts dying. Secondly, it takes a lot of time, attention, and money to nurse your lawn back to health following grub damage. If you're ready to take the necessary measures to protect your lawn from grubs, the best time of year to schedule preventative grub control is in the early summer.

You won't know that your lawn has grubs until your grass starts dying.

Mole holes found in lawn after grub infestation in Chesterfield, MI.

The majority of a grub's diet comes from the roots of your grass and the organic matter in your soil that helps to sustain your turf. By feeding on these things, grubs cause sections of your lawn to die. You can tell if grubs are to blame for these dead patches if you tug on a piece of your turf and it lifts up like a carpet, revealing no roots underneath. However, it can take a long time for your grass to get to this stage and you may not even realize that grubs are the culprit. When it comes to grubs, you won't know that they're there until your grass starts to die and by then, it's already too late. After all, it is much easier to get rid of grubs before they become a problem than after they've already destroyed your lawn. You can prevent severe grub damage by scheduling preventative grub control treatments this year.

If you notice birds, skunks, or moles feeding in your yard, you may have a grub problem on your hands.

Nursing your lawn back to health after grub damage is expensive and time-consuming.

The most common reason that property owners opt out of preventative grub control treatments is that they think they're saving money. The truth is that you will be spending even more money in the long run if grubs find their way to your lawn. If you find that your lawn has been overtaken by grubs, you will not only have to pay for curative treatments to eradicate the infestation; you will also have to foot the bill for all of the lawn care treatments your lawn will need to recover from grub damage. Do yourself and your lawn a huge favor this year and schedule preventative grub control treatments because you will save time and money in the long run.

When should you schedule preventative grub control treatments?

Grub damage in lawn found in Macomb, MI.

The best time of year to schedule preventative grub control treatments is in June. This is because grubs are generally the most active from the late summer through the fall. If you wait until you start noticing grub damage in the fall to apply treatments, it will be too late and the grubs will have already become a problem. By applying preventative grub control treatments in the early summer, you can eradicate grubs before they even have the chance to develop and start feeding on your lawn.

Call our experts today to schedule our preventative grub control treatments!

Grub infestations can cause a lot of damage to your lawn (and your wallet), so don't make the mistake of skipping preventative grub control this summer. Since 2014, our team at Big Lakes Lawncare has offered premium lawn insect control services to property owners in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and nearby communities in Michigan. Our experts are committed to providing your lawn with the best care possible every single time we visit. Give us a call at (586) 200-0855 to schedule our preventative grub control treatments today!