Having a beautiful green lawn is almost as Australian as snags on the BBQ, a beach trip, or even a game of backyard cricket. Throughout summer though it can be hard to keep your backyard cricket pitch as green as we’d like. Today we’re going to be discussing one of the pests that can keep your lawn from being as healthy as it can be. (and more importantly how to treat them) Lawn grubs.
So what are lawn grubs? Lawn Grubs aren’t actually grubs or worms at all, lawn grubs are actually the larval life-stage of a species of scarab beetle. These grubs are found during the summer months and feed on lawn roots, causing significate damage to your lawn, usually showing as brown patches.
What are the signs of lawn grubs?
It’s important to known the signs of lawn grubs so that you can treat the problem sooner rather than later. This will reduce the damage they can inflict and get your lawn looking lush and green again.
Lawn grubs can be identified by their white C-shaped bodies with an orange coloured head. Here are a few tips to help identify if you may have lawn grubs in your lawn.
– The simplest way to identify whether you have lawn grubs is to look for irregular brown patches in your lawn.
– As lawn grubs like to eat the roots of the grass you will easily be able to pull the lawn away from the ground as there will be no roots attached.
– Thirdly, you will see an increase of other wildlife species around your garden. Birds and rodents feed on lawn grubs.