grubs in flower beds

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by broske, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. broske

    broske LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I noticed today while doing alittle scouting that there were alot of grubs a good 10-15 in a square foot.I would like to treat the area but I'm not sure if I should treat now or wait them out for mid summer and use merit.
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    they wont do any damage now, wait until mid June and use merit.
  3. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    If you want to do something now, Sevin should work. No use in waiting for the next generation if you can get some control now.
  4. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    That makes no sense. For starters, spring grubs do very little if any damage to turf let alone plants in beds, they eat very little before morphing into beetles. Second, anything you do now will have no effect on weather or not you get grubs later in the year, you could kill all of them on your property and still have beetles fly in this summer and lay eggs. And third, sevin is not a good choice for grub control, use Dylox if you feel the need to do anything.
  5. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    The grubs eventually become beetles, and beetles damage plants by feeding. They are capable of completely stripping an ornamental plant. The grubs are in the beds because they're near the food source. If you don't care about the appearance of the ornamentals, let them go. If you do care about the appearance, kill them now.

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