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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by devnuts, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. devnuts

    devnuts LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 75

    What do you guys do about them? Just found out that I have grubs in one yard of mine. Grub ex has been recommended but I don't know if I should put it down this late in the season. I also do not want the lawn ruined over the winter. Suggestions????
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Grub ex is NOT the thing to put down at this time of year.Not only will it be an unnecessary dumping of pesticide, but it be a big waste of money, as well. There are other products that are out there hat are suited for grub control, even this late in the season. The only advice that I can conscientiously give at this time would be to contact a licensed application company to take care of this for you.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Dylox-quick kill for grubs....
  4. cebe800

    cebe800 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Dylox and make sure it gets watered in
  5. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I need to apply something for grub control but I was planning on doing it in the spring. Would it be better to apply it now or wait till spring? Which would be more effective?
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Do it now...Your soil temps aren''t that cool yet, where they have gone too deep. The problemm with getting them in the spring, is that they they come back up at different times sort of randomly - and they feed for only a short time before slowing down and pupating. Now, when I say they only feed for a short time, don't let that sound underplayed, because they come back up and feed with a veracious appetite.
  7. devnuts

    devnuts LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 75

    Thanks for the help.....one more question. I have yet to apply my winterizer fert, as I was waiting fir the grass to go dormant. Should I apply the grub control first and then wait for the winterizer, or vice versa??
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    It doesn't matter...And do NOT wait for the grass to go dormant. you want this grass to uptake the fert. with its nutrients now.
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Ditto with RUNNER. In CT, the grubs have probably run their course by now, so it's time to apply a heavy winter fert. Lawns that had grub damage......I'd try to sell them a grub prevent (Merit) for next summer (late June through early August). But once in a while, grub damage can ocurr in late spring too. There is no product that will protect lawns all year long, so you may have to use Merit (good prevent) or Dylox (quick kill) whenever needed. It's cheaper than resodding.

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