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Fall seeding and recent discovery of grubs

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by xdriver, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. xdriver

    xdriver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I live in Massachusetts and am getting ready to slice seed my lawn. While dethatching in preparation I realized just how unhealthy my lawn was when. It chunks started coming up. With a little investigation it was evident that grubs have been feeding on my roots. What is the bed course of action for me? Can I put down a grub killer that will be effective at the same time my new seed is trying to take root? What should I do in the spring, etc. Brands and or active ingredients and % would be much appreciated. I believe I also want to start milky spore treatment but understand that takes multiple years to begin working so some immediate action is needed. Thank you.
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  2. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 411

    How many grubs per sq foot? Every lawn has a few.
  3. nparish

    nparish LawnSite Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 53

    Merit is a grub preventative. You might check with someone else as far as a good time to apply it.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,562

    Dylox, (triclorfon) is the product of choice. Yes, you can use it without fear of affecting the seed. Five grubs per square foot requires treatment--less than that --maybe not.

    You need a different product next year. Treat with Scotts Grub-X about next fourth of July--about when the grub eggs hatch. This prevention is better than the cure.
    Typing at the same time as above. Merit acts like Grub-x, it also works fine, (if applied in July).
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012
  5. xdriver

    xdriver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2


    That's very helpful, can dylox be obtained at home depot or lowes by any chance? If not, where? Thank you.
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  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    You can get Dylox from John Deere Landscapes/Lesco. You are pretty close to two diferent locations, there is one in Walpole and one in Waltham, if you are going the other direction, there is also one in Marlborough.

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