Mountain Cloud #2  There are times when the clouds become part of the landscape, rising from the earth like great, snow-capped mountains.  I like to imagine the Midwest’s tectonic plates have crashed and sent forth a mighty range which hovers above us in the highest and thinnest of atmospheres, teetering on the brink of space, but then they dissipate, unclot, and scatter, and the landscape is once again flat.  Ah, but to dream.

So here we are.  June.  Half way through another year.  School’s almost over, and Summer is literally around the corner.  I can feel the shift.  Strict schedules are loosening, temperatures are rising, kids are buzzing, and our lawns, although growing at a frenetic pace, will soon slow, and a new set of problems await us.  Grubs.

Grub Worm Damage  Grubs are the larvae of a variety of beetles.  They feed on the lawn’s root system and are very destructive.  Weakened, wilting, brown grass in irregular shapes are a tell-tale sign of their existence.  In these areas, the grass can be pulled back easily due to root damage, and the grub is easily visible – white, c-shaped and reaching lengths of up to 2″.  Blech!

Grub Worm Damage to Lawn  Preventative measures can be taken to inhibit the larvae from hatching and/or maturing.  This is your best and most effective defense.  Once damage is noticed, a granular insecticide can be applied to prevent and treat the grubs; however, most damaged areas will not bounce back.  Raking and reseeding will most likely be needed.

Before grubs become a problem, call or email Sweeney’s today to schedule your preventative grub control.  After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”

-Bern Williams

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney