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Grub Control ServicesGrub Larvae Prevention & Treatment For Lawns

Lawn grubs – which are often Japanese Beatle larvae, love to live in the soil below your lawn eating grass roots.  A grub infestation on your lawn can turn an otherwise nice green yard into a brown and unwatered looking mess that isn’t well-cared for.  If your lawn is suffering from a grub problem it will be often be most visible in the form of irregular sized brown patches that will peel away from your soil, this damage usually shows itself in the later summer or early fall.

The solution to a grub problem in your lawn is to apply a grub treatment, but only if it’s determined to be necessary.

Natural Image Property Services is a landscaping contractor serving Newark and Licking and Franklin Counties in Ohio. We specialize in treating lawns that are being damaged by grubs and we also provide grub prevention services to protect your lawn areas against a grub problem in the future.

If you have beautiful lawn areas a grub problem can ruin it in a hurry and it’s something you’ll want to address quickly.  If you are unfamiliar with how to spot a grub problem in your lawn we are happy to come out and take a look for you.

Every year several of our clients have issues so we wish to help educate our clients about grubs, and the preventative steps that can be taken to stop the damage to their lawn before it occurs. Grubs can be devastating to your turf, but there is an effective preventative treatment available. We encourage all of our clients to take advantage of this service.

Some Facts About Lawn Grubs

There are few other pests that present a threat to your lawn as grubs.  Often by the time you notice there is a problem, wide-spread damage has already occurred on your lawn.

  1. If your lawn suffered a grub infestation in the past, you are more likely to have them again.
  2. The early larvae stage is when grubs are most voracious and do the most damage.
  3. When beginning stages of damage are revealed, widespread irreparable damage has already occurred.
  4. If you find more than 4 grubs per square foot you likely have an infestation problem.
  5. When you have an infestation, your lawn WILL suffer significant damage, which often costs thousands of dollars to repair.

Grub worm prevention application must be applied in April or May for best results. After this time period you cannot prevent grub worms, you can only kill them. At that point, the damage has already been done to your lawn.

If you’d like to schedule grub prevention and treatment for your lawn then please give us a call (740) 403-8063 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away (usually the same day).

Stephanie December 31, 2023

We have used Natural Image Property Services on more than one occasion, and we have been thrilled with the results. They do fantastic work for fair prices. They are also responsive and easy to communicate with, and also understanding when plans might need to change. We will use them for all of our landscaping needs!

Krista Dalton
Krista Dalton November 9, 2023

Natural Image installed a paver front walk and two porches for us. The crew was professional, courteous and prompt in addressing any questions we had. Anthony came to our home several times before the project started to answer our design questions. We are very happy with our new front walk and porches. Feel confident in recommending them to our friends and family.

Crystal M
Crystal M October 30, 2023

We hired Natural Image for various hard scaping projects including the design and creation of a beautiful waterfall. The team went above our expectations with the final product. We found them extremely professional in all aspects from planning to completion. They listened to our ideas and incorporated them into the final product. All workers were courteous and respectful of our property and our time. We would highly recommend this company.

Kim Gowdy
Kim Gowdy September 25, 2023

We could not be happier with the outcome of the landscape project from Natural Image. The craftsmanship and professionalism of the team was top notch. They kept the space clean throughout the work and never left me questioning the final product. As with all projects, there were different visions on what the product would look like at the beginning, but the team asked the right questions and pivoted to give us more than what we could have asked for. I highly recommend them for any hard scape projects.

Devon Rehs
Devon Rehs September 25, 2023

Natural Image replaced our patio and also added a new pavilion with a fireplace. They were extremely helpful with the design layout and giving us direction on the process. They were always very responsive and professional. We absolutely love our new outdoor space.

Jennifer Piper
Jennifer Piper July 6, 2023

The team at Natural Image is professional, knowledgeable, and the work they did was beautiful!

Marie Cottrell
Marie Cottrell March 29, 2023

We hired Natural Image Property Services to replace a failing retaining wall with Versa-Lok block. We would highly recommend this company. From the ease of scheduling our consultation online, to the actual consultation and subsequent conversations, all was very professional. The two guys who did the work (Taylor and K.C.) were very hard working, very diligent and meticulous—probably not too easy when building a 10’ wall, and having to fit it around a large culvert pipe. Even on 20 degree days they showed up, worked hard and did a fantastic job. All work was done within the original service description, and completed in the time frame specified. Needless to say, we are very pleased.

Judy Kosciuszko
Judy Kosciuszko November 18, 2022

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Questions About Grub Control?

Lawn grubs, often the larvae of beetles such as Japanese beetles or June bugs, feed on the roots of grass. In Ohio, these pests are common and can cause significant damage to lawns by creating brown, patchy, and weak areas where the grass is unable to access sufficient water and nutrients.

Signs of a grub infestation include irregular brown patches in your lawn that easily lift up due to weakened roots, increased bird activity pecking at your lawn, and a spongy feel underfoot. If you suspect grubs, inspect the soil under the turf; grubs are typically visible just beneath the surface.

The most effective time for grub treatment in Ohio is in late summer or early fall. This is when grubs are young and more susceptible to treatment. Spring treatments can also be effective, but they are typically targeting mature grubs which are harder to control.

We employ a variety of methods for grub control, including the application of specific insecticides that target grubs without harming your lawn. We also focus on preventive treatments and cultural practices to reduce the likelihood of severe infestations.

Safety is our priority. The products we use for grub control are tested for safety and effectiveness. We provide all necessary instructions regarding re-entry times and precautions to ensure the safety of your pets and children.

The frequency of grub control treatments can vary depending on the severity of the infestation and the specific conditions of your lawn. We typically recommend an annual preventive treatment as part of a comprehensive lawn care program.

Yes, there are natural and organic options available for grub control, such as nematodes (beneficial microscopic worms) or milky spore. These can be effective but may require more specific conditions to be successful.

Some of the treatments used for grubs can also be effective against other lawn pests. However, each pest requires a specific approach, so we assess and treat each problem individually.

While DIY methods exist, professional treatment is generally more effective and efficient. Our expertise allows us to accurately identify the problem, select the best treatment, and apply it safely and effectively.

Preventive measures include maintaining a healthy lawn through proper mowing, watering, and fertilization, as well as annual preventive grub control treatments. A well-cared-for lawn is less susceptible to severe grub damage.