Lawn Grub Treatment
They aren't invisible, but you rarely see them before the damage is done. Lawn grubs love north Texas turf, and their voracious summer feeding can ruin a beautiful landscape in just a few months. Every yard is vulnerable to the annual underground invasion, so Xtreme Lawn Care offers preventative strategies developed specifically for grub problems in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.
From June Bugs to Lawn Grubs
You know it's early summer when June bugs buzz the evening air, but their noisy flight signals more that the arrival of warm weather. It's part of a mating ritual that results in insect eggs deposited in your lawn's soil. Once they hatch, the larvae mature and start feeding on the root systems that keep St. Augustine and Bermuda grass healthy and green. Grubs start out tiny, but they quickly grow to over an inch in length, and their curved, white bodies and small, hooked legs are perfectly designed to efficiently tunnel through turf.
Signs of Underground Damage
It's easy to blame dry patches of grass on our long, hot summers. Grub worm damage resembles drought symptoms, but the problem runs much deeper. Those yellow and brown areas are surface results of systematic root failure caused by grubs feeding on the underground network. Your grass loses its ability to process water and nutrients, and hot weather makes bad conditions worse. If you begin to notice mounds and holes in the yard, they're probably the result of moles, skunks and raccoons foraging for lawn grubs.
Prevention With Xtreme Care
Grub larvae remain dormant in your soil for two weeks after hatching, so successful control depends on critical timing. We recommend initial treatments in early June and no later than July. This strategy prevents immature grub larvae from developing and progressing into feeding cycles. Our teams evaluate the severity of your grub infestation and develop a plan based on your lawn's condition. We use industry-proven techniques to ensure your yard's health with early grub protection that promotes a strong root system and healthy turf.
Grub worms are part of the north Texas ecosystem, but they don't belong in your yard. Our seasonal lawn care plans include preventative treatments that stop these underground pests, and we're happy to tackle one-time projects too. Whether you need grub control at home or around your commercial property, call us here at Xtreme Lawn Care for a FREE ESTIMATE today and a beautiful landscape all year long!