We recently posted an article on Snow Mold, which is a common but relatively harmless turf disease that is seen very early in the growing season just after the snow melts here in Mid- Michigan.
Later in the spring, after a few rains and some warmer weather, lawns will start to green up nicely sometime in April. At this time you might see patches in some lawns that are not turning green. You may also see a flock of birds or other animals picking at the turf in these dead patches. This may be due to grubs.
What are grubs?
Grubs are the larvae of many species of beetles; most commonly the European Chafer and the Japanese Beetle in our area. They feed on the fibrous roots of turf and the thatch of turf during the spring and fall months. They can be devastating to your lawn. To see if you have grubs, dig down a couple of inches at the edge of a dead patch and look for white, 1-inch long, C-shaped grubs. Healthy turf can support a grub population of 5 grubs per square foot with no visible turf damage. However, if the grub population is high, or if there is a history of damage in the area, it may be necessary to consider using chemicals for grub control.
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