When you walk out onto your lawn and find patches of brown grass, you’re probably hoping that your lawn just needs to be watered. Unfortunately, the problem may be more complicated than that. You might be dealing with grubs.
Grubs, which are the larvae of beetles, are a common pest for Chicagoland residents, and at Daybreaker Landscapes, we get plenty of calls from people who are at their wits’ end trying to get rid of them. Grubs can be tricky pests to eradicate, and, at their worst, they can completely destroy a formerly healthy lawn.
We believe that nobody should be held hostage by pests. Our landscapers have liberated many lawns from grubs and beetles, and they can do the same for you.
It’s important to keep up with proper maintenance of your lawn, since the presence of grubs may not be noticeable until it’s too late.
Taking preventative measures is the most effective way of putting an end to a cyclical grub problem. Our team’s experience and knowledge as expert landscapers will ensure that you never have to worry about grubs again.
Even the most dedicated property owner needs a little help sometimes. Grubs are difficult to deal with not only because of the damage they cause by themselves but also because of the other pests they attract.
Raccoons, moles, and other animals may come to feast on the grubs, leading to an even bigger pest problem. Plenty of lawns have been torn up by these animals trying to eat the grubs found under the soil.
It’s impossible to predict whether your lawn will be affected by grubs from year to year. Some lawns that have a massive grub infestation one year will be fine the next year. If you’re worried about grubs, or you see a large number of beetles in your lawn, it’s best to call a lawn care professional to check it out.
A knowledgeable lawn care professional will be able to help you avoid brown and patchy grass by assessing the situation and eradicating the problem before it’s too late. Adding routine grub control maintenance to your landscaping services is much less costly than trying to get rid of grubs yourself after they’ve already manifested.
Treating your lawn ahead of time ensures that your grass stays safe and that you prevent a grub problem before it starts. You don’t want to have to deal with unsightly beetle larvae by yourself, especially when a lawn care professional can do it the right way and in less time. Entrusting the health of your lawn to a professional will save you time, energy, and money.
At Daybreaker Landscapes, we help people with the landscape maintenance and design of their lawns. Our founder, Jeff Rausch, grew the business out of nothing more than a determination to succeed and an $1,800 pickup truck. Now, we offer services to customers in Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Barrington, Union, and surrounding areas with a fully-equipped team of landscape professionals.
Our goal is to always provide excellent landscaping services, which means we do things by the book while still offering creative solutions to problems. We don’t believe in cutting corners.
Instead, we’ll stay late and work hard to make sure that any issue you may be facing is fixed and fixed right. When we treat your lawn for grubs, you should fully expect your yard to be pest-free until it’s time for the next treatment.
We’re a company that truly cares about our clients. We want you to have an outdoor living space that will suit the needs of your family, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re pleased with the results.
For nearly ten years, we’ve been implementing high-quality lawn care services in conjunction with superior customer service and reasonable prices in order to ensure that our customers are always more than satisfied.
Our testimonials praise our attention to detail as well as our quick communication of any problems or concerns that we find. We want you to be happy with your yard, so we’ll always let you know ahead of time if we notice anything odd or out-of-place about your lawn.
If we aren’t already treating your lawn for grubs, but we notice that it might be a problem, we’ll be sure to bring our concerns directly to you. You should always be in control of your own lawn care services, but we’ll do the dirty work for you.
Our highly-qualified team is more than capable of handling your pesky grub problem. Whether you have had grubs in the past or are you are worried about having grubs in the future, we will be happy to take a look at the situation and handle it accordingly.
You deserve top-notch landscaping services at a reasonable price. Don’t waste your time trying to tackle difficult lawn work by yourself. Instead, hire Daybreaker Landscapes for the professional lawn care you deserve.
If you notice a large number of beetles in your yard, that’s probably a sign that grubs are on the way. Grubs are beetle larvae that eat at the roots of your grass. Beetles lay their larvae as eggs in the soil typically around mid-summer. The eggs hatch and start causing trouble when they become grubs in the fall.
There are a few types of grubs that are especially common in Northern Illinois, including European chafer beetle grubs and Japanese beetle grubs. These grubs are both white or off-white in color and are shaped like the letter “C.”
If you suspect that your lawn discoloration is not the result of drought or disease, but instead of grubs, you can rake a section of the grass to look at the roots to see whether or not your suspicions are correct. If you find a high density of grubs under your soil–about a dozen per square foot–your grass is in trouble.
Identifying beetles in your lawn in the summer and treating your grass accordingly can keep grubs from hurting your lawn later on in the year.
Japanese beetles are about ½ inch long with green and golden bodies. They are fairly round, with white spots around their wings, and they usually appear in Northern Illinois in early July. European chafer beetles can be a little bit larger, with light brown bodies. They are sometimes called June bugs, and they also appear in the middle of the summer to mate and to lay their eggs. Seeing these types of beetles in your lawn should be a red flag that grub problems may be on the way.
Removing grubs from your lawn is not easy after they’ve already hatched. They’ll start to eat the roots of your grass, turning your yard into an eyesore before you’ve had a chance to take action. While you may suspect that you have grubs because of an increase in raccoons, moles, or skunks, you shouldn’t try to treat the lawn by yourself with pesticides until you know for sure that grubs are really the problem.
Brown grass doesn’t always point to grubs either. There are a lot of factors that can influence the health of a lawn, but grubs are common enough that it’s always a possibility you should look into.
As a quick check, if you pull up on a brown patch of grass and it comes up easily like you’re pulling up a carpet, it may be grubs. If the grass stays more firmly rooted to the ground, it’s most likely a different type of problem. A seasoned landscaper will know the best course of action to take to help your lawn be the healthiest it can be.
Our methods for grub removal ensure that your lawn stays safe from grubs for up to six months at a time. Our services will also prevent you from paying thousands of dollars to fix a lawn that has been excessively damaged by grubs.
Because grubs are larvae, and are, therefore, part of a beetle’s life cycle, it’s easy to time our treatment to be the most effective. Ideally, Daybreaker Landscapes would treat your lawn for grubs in the early summer.
Efforts to kill the grubs after they’ve already started to feast on a lawn are less likely to be successful and may also kill other organisms in the soil. Preventative measures are always best when dealing with a grub problem.
A good lawn is more than just a patch of grass. A person’s lawn is a place for loved ones to gather and make memories. That’s why the team at Daybreaker Landscapes is dedicated to helping Chicagoland residents maintain the perfect lawn.
If you are worried about your lawn being taken over by grubs, we can help. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to help you get rid of grubs once and for all. Call us today at (815) 596-0070 or start a chat with us online to learn more about our services.