Fungus, Pests & Weeds

Lawn Grub

Identification, Treatment and Prevention

WHAT ARE LAWN GRUBS? Lawn grubs, often called white grubs, are the larvae of various beetles in your region, such as Japanese, June or Chafer beetles. They damage your lawn from below, feeding on organic matter and grass roots, causing sections of grass to die.

Locating and identifying grubs is a simple task:

Treatment and Prevention

Once you have identified the grubs, treat the affected area applying an insecticide, such as Bayer Dylox® 6.2, to kill the grubs. 

Using a product to control the grubs, such as Scotts® GrubEX®, prevents future damage and can last for up to four months. 

When used as directed, Scotts® GrubEX® can also be effective in controlling mole crickets, sod webworms, chinch bugs, cutworms and other insects. Bayer Dylox® 6.2 should only be used when grubs are present.

Lawn Fungus

Identification, Treatment and Prevention

HOW TO SPOT LAWN FUNGUS? Increased rainfall, standing water and even snow can cause fungus during the winter months, revealing itself in the spring. Have you noticed browning spots on your lawn or maybe even some mushrooms? If so, there is a good chance you have fungus.

Here are some telltale signs you have fungus:

Treatment and Prevention

It is fairly easy to treat lawn fugus. Simply apply lawn fungicide, as directed, to the damaged area.

Some experts suggest using a granular fungicide, so you are not introducing more water to the area.  

Maintaining a healthy lawn with proper mowing, watering and feeding will also help minimize the appearance or recurrence of fungus.