Most lawns in Ohio are recovering nicely from summer disease issues and are returning to their thick, dark green state. Some lawns are not. Large brown lawn patches may mean a grub infestation has eaten all your turfgrass roots. And if that wasn’t bad enough, skunks and raccoons will soon be by to feast on the tasty treats and begin rolling your turf up like carpet!
How did they get here? Japanese beetles have come- eaten our shrubs, ornamentals, gardens and roses and are gone. However they have laid thousands of eggs producing larval grubs which eat turfgrass roots and overwinter in the soil, just to return next year to create the same vicious cycle! At this point a curative grub control is in order to stop any further damage, and most importantly a skunk repellent to reduce further damage. Grub damage is barely noticeable until the skunks show up. At Portage Turf Specialists LLC, we feel repellent is the most important part of the application as skunks and raccoons will continue to feed on dead grubs and further destroy your once beautiful lawn. Fall aeration and overseeding to repair damaged areas may also be advised to fully repair the condition. Contact Portage Turf today at (330) 296-8873 to schedule your grub lawn care visit to stop the damage in its tracks!