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Grubs

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Question: 65-5201
Can we use Milky Spore and Dursban for grub control.? Frank, West Greenwich,RI

Mort's Answer:
It takes two to three years to colonize with the Milky Spore bacteria. In the meantime you can use the Dursban, when the soil temperature is 65 in spring and fall. In the summer, you can use sex lure traps to catch the adult beetles.

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Question: 68-5201
Grubs have completely wiped out my lawn. Can I turn it over and start again? Bob, Coventry, RI

Mort's Answer:
It may prove fruitless unless you have 6 to 8 inches of loam. With a sandy subsoil in your area, fertilizers and other compounds will leach out quickly. Your loam should be rich with organic material. Manure, peat and shredded pine needles will help build the water retention ability and nutrient needed for a good lawn. You may decide to build a Japanese or rock garden instead. Whatever you do decide, you will still have to treat the area for grubs. Before you bring in loam for the lawn, you can harrow and till the present remnants of the lawn. This will help build body for the new lawn or garden.

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Question: 390-3410
Grubs have completely wiped out my lawn. Can I turn it over and start again? Bob, Coventry, RI

Mort's Answer:
It may prove fruitless unless you have 6 to 8 inches of loam. With a sandy subsoil in your area, fertilizers and other compounds will leach out quickly. Your loam should be rich with organic material. Manure, peat and shredded pine needles will help build the water retention ability and nutrient needed for a good lawn. You may decide to build a Japanese or rock garden instead. Whatever you do decide, you will still have to treat the area for grubs. Before you bring in loam for the lawn, you can harrow and till the present remnants of the lawn. This will help build body for the new lawn or garden.

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