Lawns act as safe places for different types of pests because the grass’s blades hide them from the variations in temperature and predators. Grub worms can be found on cool weather grasses, they also like infesting warm-season grasses. There are several signs of grub worm infestation in your lawn, including:
Increased Presence of Burrowing Pests
When you notice an increased presence of digging pests such as moles, it could be an indicator that your lawn is infested with grub worms. The moles are usually attracted to the source of grub worms within the soil.
Appearance of Weeds
Grub worm infestation in your lawn makes the grass weaker and it lacks the ability to absorb water and nutrients, making it difficult for the lawn to outcompete weeds. Therefore, more weeds appear on your lawn.
However, heavy grub infestation causes the whole turf to be pulled easily from the soil surface. If there is a dense grub population, you are likely to see many larvae when you pull off the grass because they gather where the grassroots enter the soil.
Browning of the Lawn
As grass in your lawn becomes deprived of necessary nutrients and water, the blades start wilting. Widespread wilting leads to browning of some sections of your lawn. The browning becomes more widespread as the grub worms, and the heat strikes the turf leading to significant dieback.
Spongy Lawn Surface
When your lawn is infested with grub worms the root system does not absorb the necessary nutrients and water, making the grass bed weaker. The weak grass bed might make the grass feel spongy, or the grass might become easy to lift, just like a piece of carpet.
If you are having problems with your lawn and you are unable to establish the cause, our team of experts can help you. Contact us at Abracadabra to correctly identify the issues affecting your lawn and offer perfect remedies that will restore your lawn.