It is currently Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:28 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Grubworms!!!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:43 pm
Posts: 3
I had a bad case of grubworms destroying a large portion of my lawn last fall. I have done a decent amount of reading of old posts and the consistent solution seems to be to release beneficial nematodes mid summer around July. I have done some work in the lawn recently and seen a number of grubs shortly under the ground level under weeds that I have pulled up.

Should I just leave them now and not be concerned or should I do something now to get them out???? I don't want to loose my spring growth to these grubs again as I have been trying to rebuild the grass the past 2 years.

Thanks in advance for any help!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grubworms!!!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:53 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:09 pm
Posts: 1833
Location: Fort Worth,TEXAS
Beneficial nematodes can be put out now, and it would be better now in cooler temperatures and after a rain than in July. They stick around and work.

Not all grubs are bad. What do they look like? I had a problem with cutworms last year (a gray muscular moth caterpillar) but there are also actual grubs, from beetles, like the white body brown-headed June bug grubs. And many others. Can you describe them, or better yet, post a photo?

_________________
Northwesterner


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grubworms!!!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:43 pm
Posts: 3
Thanks. They are white/light grey bodied with a brown head. It definitely appears that something ate at the roots of my st Augustine. I had a company come out ad diagnose it as grub worm and chinch bug damage.

If it was true, is now a good time to put out beneficial nematodes? When would it be too late? Should I water frequently after applying them?

Thanks again!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grubworms!!!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:17 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:09 pm
Posts: 1833
Location: Fort Worth,TEXAS
Spend time poking around the site and you'll find discussions about real pests, things you might think are pests but aren't, and things that are beneficial that would be harmed by a chemical approach to gardening. Here is the beneficial nematode information from the Library of Organic Information (the green link in the middle of the home page).

_________________
Northwesterner


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by eWeblife