Important GRUB ALERT!

Now that the rain has returned, we are all happy to see our lawns return to their lush green color again. All of us are now seeing the effects of a prolonged drought period on our lawns. The areas of our turf that didn’t receive enough moisture have now told us that they’ll not be coming back this year. Seeding those areas is probably the only option to return your lawn to what it was before. It’s also a great way to improve the overall looks of you lawn as well.

So what does this have to do with grubs?

A lot really. Japanese Beetles usually lay their eggs around mid to late July. European Chaffers did their laying earlier by as much as 30 days. Timing these treatments is always a challenge as the weather conditions change from year to year. It’s important that we get the treatment done for your property before the eggs have hatched and before they begin to eat on your root systems. This year has been quite a bit different than most. We started our treatments much earlier than most due to the fact we had such an early start to the season. We’re glad we did. It meant that beetles were preparing to lay their eggs a bit sooner than most years. The problem with this year was that there was an extended dry period. To get right to the point… It’s EXTREMELY important that the Grub Control treatment we apply to your property receives enough moisture to work. Since the product we use is a systemic type, it can only work if it’s watered in and trans-located throughout the plant tissue. Once the grub bites the grassroots, they’ll ingest the product and die. If your lawn didn’t receive enough moisture to “jump-start” the chlorophyll production again and move this product through the plant, then there is a good chance that your grub control wasn’t as effective as it could have been. We all want our yards looking their best and when the weather doesn’t cooperate it’s up to us to provide the care and moisture needed. If your grass went dormant and you didn’t water your lawn after treatment, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your treatment was effective.

It appears that from July 25th – August 25th was the “RED ZONE” meaning that if you or mother nature didn’t water your lawn enough to awaken the grass and allow this product to be utilized than the level of success dropped dramatically. We stand behind our products and guarantee satisfaction. If you had a grub control treatment and still have signs of grub damage, please call us. We will work with you! We are not in the business of walking away after treatment has failed for whatever reason. But you must understand that the instructions we provide you on your invoice are important information you need to read. If you neglect the instructions we provide, then we cannot guarantee that our services will be 100% effective for you. Teamwork is what it takes to build strong and healthy lawns and you can rest assured we’ll always be working hard on our end of the deal.

How little moisture did mother nature provide?

Here is the weather data during our window of treatments we made to properties across some of our service areas.

EDTMean temperatureprecipitationEvents
7/1/2010650.09Rain
7/2/2010640
7/3/2010690
7/4/2010750
7/5/2010810
7/6/201081T
7/7/2010780
7/8/2010750.04Rain
7/9/2010770
7/10/2010730.16Rain
7/11/2010730.46Rain
7/12/2010750Fog
7/13/201076TRain
7/14/2010730.16Rain
7/15/2010770Fog
7/16/201073TRain
7/17/2010790Fog
7/18/2010770
7/19/2010710.02Rain
7/20/2010710
7/21/2010700.53Fog-Rain-Thunderstorm
7/22/2010730.24Rain
7/23/2010690
7/24/2010670.07Rain
7/25/2010750.35Rain
7/26/2010670
7/27/2010730
7/28/201074T
7/29/2010730.03Rain
7/30/2010650
7/31/2010670
8/1/2010680
8/2/2010660Fog
8/3/2010700.14Rain-Thunderstorm
8/4/2010770.24Rain-Thunderstorm
8/5/2010750
8/6/2010700Fog
8/7/2010610
8/8/2010660Fog
8/9/2010760.37Rain-Thunderstorm
8/10/2010750.05Fog-Rain-Thunderstorm
8/11/2010700.01Fog
8/12/2010640
8/13/2010660
8/14/2010680
8/15/2010670
8/16/2010660.04Rain
8/17/2010740
8/18/2010690
8/19/2010710Fog
8/20/2010660.02
8/21/2010650
8/22/201068T
8/23/2010670
8/24/2010690Fog
TOTAL RAINFALL3.02
Needed Rainfall10
Total Days55
LocationBrewer

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2010Temp. (°F)Dew Point (°F)Humidity (%)Sea Level Pressure (in)Visibility (mi)Wind (mph)Gust Speed (mph)Precip (in)Events
Julyhighavglowhighavglowhighavglowhighavglowhighavglowhighavghighsum
183654754494593684230.0129.9829.93101010165220.09Rain
277645154504689613330.1030.0630.00101010167230.00
383695459555293663930.0929.9729.86101010185230.00
489756165615690633629.8629.8229.77101010145180.00
591817067646279634629.9129.8829.83101010163210.00
691817174686287674730.0229.9429.881010714617T
789786771676497745030.0830.0330.001072187220.00
8837567696864100836530.1030.0630.021071219250.04Rain
985776970696797785930.0329.9429.8710822510310.00
10777369737067100948729.8629.8329.801071158180.16Rain
11787368727066100887629.8829.8429.801061185230.46Rain
1285756469676597785829.9829.9029.821097206250.00Fog
1382766970696797816530.0430.0029.98108218924TRain
14797366696764100846730.0129.9629.931071104140.16Rain
15907763686559100693730.0730.0330.001070152350.00Fog
16797366676664100846730.0429.8929.75106020924TRain
17897968706661100714129.7729.7229.651060174240.00Fog
1887776765615693643529.8029.7029.651096174240.00
1982716065625893745429.8529.8129.7610109144180.02Rain
20817161646258100744829.9429.8929.7910101092140.00
21837057706355100704029.9729.8629.731083174220.53Fog , Rain , Thunderstorm
2281736568635693684229.8729.7229.651093266330.24Rain
2383695561565287613429.9629.9129.86101010145170.00
24716763656461100887629.8929.8629.811061136170.07Rain
25867563686355100744829.8029.6829.601071167240.35Rain
2676675755535280634629.8129.7429.71101010229330.00
2785736056514578532729.9729.9029.82101010248300.00
2889745966605590623429.9729.8629.7010101022731T
2987735869594597653329.8529.7229.67101072210310.03Rain
3077655352494683603629.9329.8629.83101010186220.00
3177675755534886623830.0229.9729.93101010143200.00
2010Temp. (°F)Dew Point (°F)Humidity (%)Sea Level Pressure (in)Visibility (mi)Wind (mph)Gust Speed (mph)Precip (in)Events
Augusthighavglowhighavglowhighavglowhighavglowhighavglowhighavghighsum
1796856585548100683530.1430.0830.03101010163200.00
2816651595450100683630.1730.1330.091096174290.00Fog
377706367645793816930.0829.9929.8810104125160.14Rain , Thunderstorm
487776772686697765529.8829.7729.671072156200.24Rain , Thunderstorm
5827567737066100877429.6729.5629.47641156310.00
6847056676047100703929.7629.5529.461070284380.00Fog
773614949443989603130.0129.9029.77101010157230.00
8826649655548100673330.0129.9929.9710109185250.00Fog
985766670666393714829.9729.9129.831083147200.37Rain , Thunderstorm
10897561676353100663229.8729.8329.771092233260.05Fog , Rain , Thunderstorm
11837056635649100683529.9429.8729.841092164220.01Fog
1277645158534993704630.0630.0029.94101010143170.00
13826649575248100663130.1130.0930.06101010152210.00
14846852565351100673430.1730.1230.0910108163220.00
15816753595651100703930.1130.0830.05101010226290.00
16686663676458100897830.0429.9729.9010622011250.04Rain
1787746167645693653729.9929.9429.881070164230.00
18826956615754100693730.0530.0029.9710107163210.00
1985715663585293643429.9629.8729.7910106154180.00Fog
20766656625447100693829.9929.8629.761082205250.02
2181654854494493612830.0630.0329.9910107144220.00
2274686260565387684930.1730.1330.081010109513T
2374675958555084674930.1930.1530.13101010178210.00
2482695557534993643530.1830.1330.08101010166200.00Fog
25726354635953100795730.1229.9729.781061176220.96Rain
26817262646156100744829.8529.7829.741061167220.08Rain
2777665455504593643530.0529.9629.85101010188240.00
2882675160554896683930.1130.0630.03101010164240.00
29947657645751100622430.0630.0229.9410108244310.00
3093776064595593623030.0930.0329.96101010144170.00
3197796068645790623330.0129.9529.8910106234350.00

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