What can we do NOW with our lawn which was ruined by grubs?

Asked April 5, 2019, 10:23 AM EDT

Half of our front yard is mud due to damage by grubs. It's a mess! We treated it in October of last year (late, we know) with nematodes. We are considering shifting the lawn to a pollinator mix, but they say the best time to plant that is fall. What can we do now? We can't just leave the muddy mess until fall. And, to make matters worse, the grubs starting moving into the neighbors immaculate lawn. We need advise that is pollinator friendly, and low on pesticide/chemicals. Many thanks. Vicky

Hennepin County Minnesota

3 Responses

Planting Dutch white clover might serve your purpose. The following paper explains how and when to do that. For best results, be sure to use the planting prep methods mentioned in the paper.

Thanks Bob. I know the Arb has a blend that they recommend.

Can you advise me on when we need to treat for grubs again? Spring, summer or fall. Can we do that at the same time we plant?

Go here for an answer to this question. Scroll to the section "When to Manage."