If you’ve noticed any dry, brown patches on your lawn, it’s easy to assume that it’s due to Sanford’s summer heat or dryness and that you just need to water your grass more. While this may be the case, it could also be due to a more serious problem—grubs.

Why are Grubs a Challenge for Sanford Lawns?
Grubs live below the surface of the soil and feed on grass roots. Heavy infestations will cause areas of your turf to die. This damage looks similar to dry stress, and many Sanford homeowners mistakenly assume the lawn only needs water to restore its appearance. Persistent grub feeding will cause permanent damage to your lawn, killing the turf, requiring you to renovate these areas.

Other signs of grub feeding include:

1) Brown patches that don’t turn green with watering

2) Irregularly shaped dead patches that appear in your well-irrigated lawn

3) Birds, skunks, and raccoons feed on grubs, leaving holes in your lawn

4) Your lawn feels spongy. This can happen before any brown patches appear, and it’s often the first sign that grubs are present and your lawn’s root system has been eaten by grubs

5) Severely damaged turf will roll back like a carpet because its root system is destroyed

Timing is key when applying grub control in Sanford. The best time to treat grubs is preventative before they hatch, so you won’t be faced with severe lawn damage later in the year. Get in touch with an Green Garden expert in order to control the grubs in your lawn.