Grub season is almost here, and that means it’s time to prepare for their arrival. Grubs, while incredibly small, can cause extensive damage to your lawn if left alone. In Texas, grubs hatch around July and will feed on the roots of your grass, weakening your lawn when it needs the most strength to survive the summer heat, which is why you should invest in preventative grub control. Preventative grub control needs to be applied prior to eggs hatching, and it will eliminate grubs before they have a chance to infest and damage your lawn. If you skip out on preventative grub control, then you may end up spending more money on controlling the grubs with a curative treatment while also purchasing lawn care services to nurse your lawn back to health. By investing in preventative grub control, you can actually save money in the long run, and you can keep your mind at ease knowing you don’t have to worry about grubs this year.

How does preventative grub control work?

You can think of preventative grub control as insurance against future grub problems. Preventative grub control is applied prior to their eggs hatching. The application is simple. The product is sprayed onto your lawn and sinks into your soil over time. The insecticide then eliminates grub eggs or newly hatched larvae before they start doing any damage to your lawn. This keeps your grass safe and leaves you with one less thing to worry about when caring for your lawn this summer!

What happens if you don't invest in preventative grub control?

Lawn pulling apart due to grub damage in Bee Cave, TX.

If you forego preventative grub control, then you run the risk of a grub infestation. Grubs act fast after they hatch, and they will feed on the roots of your grass to develop. They can cause substantial damage to your lawn if they are not dealt with in a timely manner. If you find that grubs have infested your lawn, you can still deal with them by administering a curative treatment, but you won't be able to reverse any damage that they have done. When all things are said and done, you’ll end up spending more money on the curative treatment and the cost of the lawn care treatments needed to nurse your lawn back to health than if you just went with the preventative treatment.

If grubs have damaged your lawn, consider aerating and fertilizing your lawn after dealing with the grubs to nurse it back to health!

When should preventative grub control be applied?

Professional spraying grub preventative treatment to lawn in Austin, TX.

There is a specific window to schedule preventative grub control treatment for it to be effective. If you administer the treatment too early or too late, the product will not be effective. If applied too early, it will lose much of its potency by the time July comes around. If applied too late, then it won’t be strong enough to handle the larger grubs, meaning you would have to invest in a curative treatment at that point. The ideal timeframe to schedule preventative grub control is from late spring to early summer. This will ensure the product is still potent enough to deal with the grubs before they can start doing any damage.

Don't miss your chance to protect your lawn! Call us today to schedule our preventative grub control treatment!

Grubs can end up doing a lot of damage to your lawn, so why not deal with them before they become a problem? At Century Lawn and Landscape, we’ll administer our preventative control treatment before any grubs hatch to ensure they're eliminated. This means you’ll have one less thing to worry about when caring for your lawn this summer. We service residential properties in Austin, TX, and surrounding cities like Bee Cave and Dripping Springs. Call us today at (512) 786-1694 to schedule our preventative grub control service to keep your lawn protected!