A nice fescue lawn requires some work, and one factor not to be overlooked is the control of white grubs. Damage from grubs can result from grubs feeding on the roots of the grass. June is the best month to apply grub control.
A Grub’s Life Cycle
Most white grubs have similar life cycles. The adults (beetles) are generally present for about a month in the summer. When the beetles are observed, it provides a bit of an early warning they may be laying eggs in nearby turf which can be subsequently infested with white grubs (the larvae of these beetles).
The larvae feed the rest of the summer and in early fall, go deep in the soil to overwinter, feed awhile in the spring, and then complete development into adult beetles in late spring.
Prevention of Grub Damage Saves Money
Luckily, Virginia Green offers an application that will fight the grub population. Repairing damage from grubs, or mammals feeding on grubs, is very expensive (sod or aeration and seeding). Protect your turf before it is too late and sign up for this control now.