How to Prevent Grub Worms in Your Lawn

While there is no way to prevent grubs from coming into your lawn, there are some things you can do to prevent grub worms from damaging your lawn. One of the things that you can do to help prevent grubs is to have a good healthy lawn to begin with. Since grubs live below the surface of the soil and they eat the roots out of your grass, then you need to make sure that your grass and your grassroots are as healthy as possible. This way when you do have grubs, they won’t do a lot of damage. Often the damage they do won’t even be noticeable.

how to prevent grub wormsIf you want to have a healthy lawn, you need to do the four following things. First of all, you need to make sure that you water your lawn regularly. It actually works better if you water it less often, but water deeper every time that you do water. In order to encourage the roots to develop deeper, it is also a good idea to aerate your lawn. By using a lawn aerator, you will have thicker turf that will be more resistant to grub worms. The third thing that you need to do is to make sure to fertilize your lawn . Most lawns thrive when they get fertilized. Try and fertilize your lawn at least four times per year. Usually this means fertilizing it every 6 to 8 weeks during the season where it is growing the fastest. Adding fertilizer in July will also help you develop a thicker turf.

how to prevent grubsThe last thing you need to do is to mow your lawn and never mow up more than 30% of the blade. The reason is if you mow your grass too short, then your turf actually shrinks. If you mow your grass too long, then your grass becomes sparse because there’s too much grass competing for sunlight. If you want to keep a dense healthy turf both above the ground and below it, you want to make sure to keep your grass at an ideal height. If you use these four methods, you should have no trouble preventing grubs in lawn from doing major damage to your grass.

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