Garden Design Inspiration : Natural Control Option for Grubs
Learn how to apply Nematodes to control Grubs
For any lawn enthusiast the white grub is public enemy #1! The brown patches they leave on your lawn are an eyesore that are just ugly. Fight grubs naturally with beneficial nematodes, naturally occurring microscopic worms that prey on grubs. An enemy of my enemy is my friend!
What Are They?
Beneficial Nematodes are a naturally occurring microscopic worm found around the globe in soils. Nematodes hunt and feed on soil dwelling insects by entering their body, injecting them with lethal bacteria, and feeding from their insides. The toxin usually kills the host insect within a day or two. To complete the lifecycle, they also lay their offspring in the dead grub (or other pest). There are different kinds of nematodes for targeting different turf insects, but we carry the nematodes that go after grubs!
Keeping & Using Nematodes
Nematodes are super easy to use, require very little work and no sprays! You get a whopping 10 million nematodes in an individual package. That will cover an area between 2000-3000 square feet (based on a heavy or light application rate).
It’s a good idea to apply your nematodes during low light periods (morning or evening are best).
There is a great video that shows how to apply nematodes using a hose-end sprayer that is available here. You can watch this video here.