Because GrubEx targets the larval stage of many insects, the best time to apply it is when the beetles burrow into lawns to lay their eggs -- in spring to early summer. I put down Grubx and it rained do I need to reapply? Ortho has a new liquid and granular Mole-B-Gon repellent this year. Hope this long explanation helps. I would try to get the GrubEX down by mid June. I want to point out however that GrubEX will not be as effective preventing grub damage as it would have been if you had applied it by mid summer. The only thing I would add to this plan is to do a follow up feeding in the fall about a month after seeding with Turf Builder. Bare dirt everywhere. I always recommend to stick with the info on the pesticide label since this is the only approved way to use it. If you have a few spots to seed, Scotts EZ Seed works well, just be sure to not spread the Weed & Feed in those areas. I’m planning a veggie garden and want to get rid of grubs now, so the skunks will stay away. It is best to allow a week between applications of GrubEX and Turf Builder Summerguard. ft., however if you start getting more than a few the root system can be thinned quite a bit damaging the lawn. As I write this, we are approaching October 2013. If you are seeing 4 or 5 or more per square foot, then you could treat with one of the 24-hour grub killers at your local garden center. Can I put Scott’s GrubEx down with Scott’s Bermuda grass seed at the same time? A week later spray Roundup again to get the grasses you missed and to hopefully keep the Bermuda from coming back. You may also apply it again afterwards. 4) Dethatch, aerate and seed (Heat Tolerant Blue) (starter fertilizer). Hope your snow melts soon. Did this article answer your question and cleared your doubts? Can I put down grubex and grass seed in the same week? It is going to rain in two days. You mentioned if May was in the review mirror, apply Grubex by late summer. Bug be gone Hi Barbara Hi Nancy Hi Jermika I am not sure what your landscaper was planning to use. (Yes, I know, apply grub control in May…that’s months away!) In this period, you don’t need to use toxicity medicine, just lighter treatment is enough to control grubs in the June-July season. Hi Susan Leonard Your lawn should now be protected from the next round of grubs that show up later this summer and fall from eggs of 11 different adult beetles that will soon be laying their eggs. Suggest you wait till May to put down your GrubEX. I have recently encountered a grub problem. In spring or early summer, apply a preventative grub control product, such as Scotts® GrubEx® 1 to your lawn, following label directions. Waiting until your grass seed germinates will be too late. I believe ferns should be ok even though your soil has the Phytopthora fungus as I have not heard of root rot being a problem for them. I would put the grass seed and Starter Lawn Food the same day. These small, white insects live under the soil and eat lawn grass roots, causing it to brown and die. Hi Greg when apply grubex in chicago area Like Save April 11, 2010 at 8:13PM. Hi Eric Hi, I am wondering what the timeframe should be between products, or if I can put down any of these together in the same day. My question is, should I wait until May to apply Grubex, or apply it now and in May too? GrubEx is usually applied in the Spring and Summerguard is applied about mid summer. How do i prevent the grubs from turning into beetles. Thank you. I think your Liriope problem is Crown Rot, caused by Phytophthora palmivora. If you are not sure whether your lawn is damaged or not, observe again and consider the signs mentioned above. Scotts Heat Tolerant Blue Grass Seed Mix is a good choice. This product does exactly what you want it to do. Hi Michelle Hello, I live north of Toronto and we had a very high amount of crane flies this August and into September, they’re finally gone, I think. Good Luck with your lawn this year. This can also show that some animals or pests are digging their way to the grubs. Or how long do I need to wait? Hi Rosa Was this too early ? You can still do something about it. If your grass still has some roots attached to the soil, I would be careful not to rake too hard since your grass may root down into the soil again if it is still alive (like new sod). (If your lawn looks like it needs a boost in summer you can feed with Turf Builder SummerGuard in July). I put up a Japanese beetle bag last year during the summer and filled up the bag a few times. Late May thru August can be good timing. Can I give it another application now? any idea if this will help with voles; my dog brought one to the door and i think this is what is killing my vegetable garden; Although I know voles only eat plants. Be sure to water lightly after spreading. How to Identify Good and Bad Bugs in Your Garden, Mouse Control: Ways to Keep Rodents out of Your Garden, Some bugs that invade your garden can infest your house too, Amelia Robinson is a lover of plants and gardens, as well as an educator on this topic. If you need to water because your rain gauge is not getting an inch of water a week from rainfall, it is better to water a half inch twice a week rather than a little bit each day. If you decide to replace the plants, add plenty of coarse sand (Pavestone Paver Leveling Sand is one source) to the spot to increase drainage and don’t overwater. Also, any other info about the condition it is in right now. Following these procedures carefully and accurately makes the substance, Grubex, more effective. I applied grub prevention this past Spring. Can I put down grubb x and then spray Scott’s weed and feed? Thanks for giving me your location. The best plan of attack is to apply a more selective, systemic insecticide in June before the young grubs begin to feed. Hope this info helps. Do they do different things? You are correct, GrubEX is for use on residential lawns only. For zip code Keep in mind you should apply liquid and granular products in a dry environment to prevent runoff. Lawn care service noted a grub problem and offered treatment now as well as a program starting next year. Scotts Grubex. I wait a week between applications. Well I put it down this weekend, watered it as per the instructions, and now it is suppose to rain all week. I live in NC so we are around mid 50’s to 60 in the evenings and mid 70’s in the afternoons. Give me your location so I can give you some suggestions for your lawn now. :) But I have GrubEx ready to go!!!!! You can seed now. Also Is this the right time to apply Grube Ex. For more even and precise application, it would be better to use a drop or. Typically with this kind of product you wait a week before applying other products. Can I put grub ex & crab grass killer down at same time? I have grubs and moles. Now's too early. What is Grubex? Let us know and we’ll do our best to help you! They've been there and know how to handle it. GrubEX now in May will give you protection from the next round of grubs that will hatch in late summer and feed on grass roots in late summer and fall. Hi Jodi It’s her goal to make sure that you get the chance to learn what you need to about gardening to succeed with your own home garden at the blog If you are getting at least 4 hours of sun (it can be filtered sunlight through tree leaves), you can grow grass in that area. Hi David That is why you cannot just apply it on your lawn whenever you want to. You can apply your GrubEX now. Didn’t know if there was some minimum time I should separate my 2nd Weed/Feed and the GrubEx. Should I wait for him to mow first, before applying Grubex ?? It is too late to put down GrubEx for this year’s grub cycle. I understand most everything you have said. The best time to apply GrubEx is late spring to early summer. If I don’t see evidence of moles, does that mean i don’t have grubs? You hit on a fact that lots of folks do not understand. You have watered enough. Hi Jermika Hi Ed C Should I use Grubex now as well. Easily apply with a Scotts® broadcast, drop, handheld, or Wizz® spreader and stop grubs before they damage your lawn. Do they do different things? Haven’t seen many since. If you are further north, then I would go with Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer as my first application and then come back with Weed & Feed and GrubEX in early May. Be sure to lightly water after application. If you do need to seed, then be sure to follow the directions on the weed and feed about seeding before or after applying. Is this because I didn’t irrigate it well after applying? I am also a new homeowner and learning the ropes of building a nice lawn. Ortho has a new repellent called Mole B Gon which can also be used for voles. Be sure to put down Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer around April 1 next year. You then do not need to worry about grubs this fall or next spring. The pesticides may be applied in spring or fall. No need to wait for a mowing. Suggest you apply after you aerate by Mid-May. You should take out all the grass and replace it. This extra nutrition helps create the dark green color in grass blades that is important in absorbing sunlight during the photosynthesis process. It is best not to apply to waterlogged soils. Hi John Gonsalves So you need to use grub control; you know, something like GrubEx or a product like that to reduce the grubs. Grubs mostly attack the lawn on south-facing sloped areas or in any part of the lawn that gets more exposure from the sun. To kill most of the “other” plants in my yard, and prepare for a seeding(which kind should I get, mostly sunny, Grand Rapids, MI) in the fall. In this case, the chemical will consistently eliminate 65% of pests. My guess is you are seeing seeds from the straw germinating. Here is a good website on trapping moles: GrubEx will not keep your voles in check. Is that okay or should I water sooner? I would spread the SummerGuard first since it contains lawn food, this way if you happen to get spreader wheel tracks mixed up from the two applications you would not have under or over fed areas of your lawn. Then in May/Early June you can put down GrubEX to prevent future grub problems. Hope the grubbed I applied on aril will be effective on the eggs they lay. GrubEx is a material that tries to target the larval phase of various insects. How long should I wait before putting down my Grub X? You can jump the gun some if you feel you need to because the lawn was in poor shape when you began feeding, however it is generally not recommended to feed sooner than 4 weeks. Sounds like a good plan. It’s early oct. and as I peel back grass the grubs look to be about 3/4 in. How soon can I put weed&feed on lawn after I’ve used Grub control??Thanks!! To apply the pesticide, you want to time it in such a way that the grubs are still small and just hatched. Hi Linda Williams The sprinkler system is on, and We expect to aireate next week. Is that the same as Chlorantraniliprole that is the active ingredient on the label?? The seed blend I suggest for your sandy soil and your area in Indiana that will tolerate quite a bit of shade is Scotts Turf Builder Heat Tolerant Blue Grass Seed Blend. If the spots are more circular in shape then it may be a lawn fungus problem that can be treated with Scotts Lawn Fungus Control. I thought they will have impact on last year larvae and so i will have reduction of beetles this year. I’m here in NC (where spring starts in March) and applied my Grubex in Late March. Hi Anna Mow at one of the taller settings so that your grass is around 2 1/2 inches after the cut. Very informative, Thank you!!!! Click to see full answer. Im winning the battle with crab grass and dandelions:) Now working on the bare spots with seeding and trying to avoid not know what I needed to do. Using Weed and Feed, additional hand sprayer for weeds, and hand pulled 4 bags of crab grass. Hi Susan Leonard Thank you, If you anticipate grub problems, the key is to get your GrubEx down before the eggs are laid. When you rototill your garden area you will likely reduce their population. If I treat with GrubEx in May, how long should I wait to try again to replant? As soon as you put your spreader away after you apply the grub control, get the sprinkler out and soak the area with an inch of water. Regarding your Japanese Beetles, Ortho Bug B Gon Spray does a good job when the insects are present. Apply before a good rain. Some of these (like the first three I mentioned) can thin the lawn and cause it to turn brown during summer. If you reduce your grub population this will help drive the moles to other areas, however since earthworms are one of their primary food sources moles may remain if you have moist soil with ample organic matter. Yes, you can apply GrubEx to the flower bed. Hi Jim Hi Skip These products work best on young larvae and if applied later in the summer, will not work. We do not sell a product that provides the kind of 24 hour grub kill that you are looking for this time of year. This is the best choice however next year’s treatment will be for next year’s generation of grubs that will show up in late summer/fall. Hi Anthony In Michigan it would have been best to apply earlier this summer. If you plan on seeding in spring, use Starter Lawn Food plus Crabgrass Preventer instead. I know I didn’t put enough down. If you have extensive damage with lots of bare soil/dead areas/damaged spots, you will need to seed. Sorry you had coverage problems. The quick answer is yes. Hi Kathy Hi Richard while planting or transplanting, i have seen adult grubs in my perennial beds. The treatment will kill the larvae once the eggs hatch. Question for you (and I know this thread was from years ago…) I purchased the GrubEx that is the “Season Long up to four months apply spring to early summer.” No where on it does it say not to use on vegetables it only says “residential lawn use only” (which leads me to think that they mean not intended for commercial use.) Different climate from your other Q/As. You can seed anytime now. How long should I Irrigate after its applied? Your April GrubEX application should provide protection from the next round of grubs that will show up in August from the current population of beetles. Hi Richard Sometimes, they can cause severe damages only in one season.​. Thank you for the info, I’m not looking to kill the moles, just reduce them by killing their food supply. (Our cats eat so much grass I wonder why we spend so much on cat food.). Good luck with your vegetable garden. They are doing some feeding on your grass roots now, however they will soon shift to the pupae stage (kind of like a cocoon) to begin the process to become beetles. If the beetles are damaging your plants now, you can kill them. It’s the first part of October and the moles have appeared. The treatment this time of year is a different material than the one used in spring/summer. My lawn area is over 20,000 sq.ft. Instead, she wants to answer the difficult questions for you. Hi Jon Hi David Wait until a dry day between spring and late summer before applying Grubex for a season-long protection of your yard. It should take care of ants however. I hope Grub Ex will kill the larvae. Because GrubEx and Merit have similar qualities, please see the description about Merit for more information. And would it be best to lightly till the soil in preparation for replanting and treat before or after adding some organic matter? I applied grubex last June after my neighbor informed me that I had grubs(I’m a new homeowner), not sure if it did any good by then. GrubEx is the ultimate tool to use to avoid this, but can you also strengthen the grass by using fertilizer at the same time? I planted seeds in late April and put down Scotts starter food with weed control. So the two benefits of this product is to protect your lawn against these kinds of insects while giving a special summer feeding of Turf Builder that is a little bit lighter than the typical Turf Builder feeding. My lawn guy didn’t come this week, wanna apply Grubex now cause rain is coming. There may be some minimal reduction in locust larvae, however I do not suspect you will see any reduction in future locust populations in your area. The best time of year to apply is during May/June to prevent damage from grubs that hatch in late summer. Prompt and precise application of Grubex is one of the optimal solutions. If you get moles, you can trap them, bait them or repel them. If this is the case, you will find that mowing will help eliminate this problem by the end of the summer. One application of Scotts® GrubEx® 1 can kill and prevent grubs for up to 4 months. You mentioned seeding and weed control. 2) 6 weeks from now, Scotts Weed n Feed and Grub EX Do I apply the GrubEx now or wait until May? However, research has shown that the effect is maximized if chlorantraniliprole is used from April till June. Can I use the crabgrass stopper now or should I wait until the seeds germinate?? Bug B Gon does not take care of grubs. Sounds like you have a perfect plan to take care of the next round of grubs this summer. GrubEx is designed to be taken up by existing grass plants to protect them. Hi joetoronto: The first strategy is to keep your lawn well fed so you maximize root growth. Good luck with your lawn! Thank you–I am so grateful for your knowledge and advice. Your GrubEX should go down in April or May (based on your location, I think I would go with early May). However if there is not much grass there you might be better off just mowing this summer and then doing a total kill renovation this fall. 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