Grubs are often seen during springs. As winter starts, these grubs hide themselves in the ground digging up to at least 4 to 7 inches below the ground. Again, another year during spring they come outside thus damaging the lawn again. You must have experienced similar damages in your lawn by grubs. Here are some of the ways for grub control or to prevent your lawn damage from such grubs:
- Spiking: A recent study has shown that if you walk on your lawn with the sandals, you can possibly cut the grub population to half which is quite an amazing fact. Before you walk on the lawn, water the lawn. If you water the lawn a day before, there is every likelihood that the grubs appear closer to the upper soil surface. After this, you can walk on the lawn.
- Tips on watering: It has been seen that if there is infrequent watering of lawn to the deep root, the grub’s activity is highly discouraged. As you know, grubs do like the moist soil, irregularity in watering to deep level disturbs the grub activity.
- Thickening the lawn: It has been seen that if you over-seed the lawn, you are likely to discourage the grub’s activity. However, you should not follow this tip if you are using any control tool for weed control in your lawn.
- Clean Garden: A clean garden always retract grubs from your lawn. As you are planting the seed, if you see any grub activity on the lawn, pick the grub out and dip it in soapy water. After that you can cut the grub and give the birds some snacks.
- Use of Pesticides: This should be your last option. There are several pesticides that you can use in the ground to deactivate the grub activity.