Signs of Grubs in Your Lawn and How to Treat Them


Lawn grubs, often unseen, can become a homeowner’s worst nightmare, turning lush, vibrant lawns into patchy, brown landscapes. In Australia, where outdoor living is cherished, maintaining the health of your lawn is paramount. At Australian Lawn Concepts, we’re dedicated to helping you tackle lawn grubs effectively before they can infest your lawn, ensuring your turf remains a source of pride and enjoyment.

Identifying Lawn Grubs: The Silent Invaders

Lawn grubs, the larvae of various beetles, thrive in the soil beneath your turf, feeding on grass roots and organic matter. Their presence isn’t always apparent until significant damage has occurred. Recognising the early signs of grubs in your lawn is key to preventing widespread damage.

Common Signs of Grub Infestation

Brown, Patchy Grass

Grubs feed on grass roots, causing sections of your lawn to turn brown and die. These patches may initially appear small but can quickly spread.

Spongy Turf

As grubs devour the roots, the turf may feel spongy underfoot due to the reduced root structure.

Increased Bird Activity

Birds pecking at your lawn more than usual could be a sign they’re feasting on the grubs below.

Easily Uplifted Grass

In severe cases, the grass may lift away easily, like a carpet, due to the destruction of root systems.

How To Treat For Grubs in Lawn: Effective Solutions

Once you’ve identified a potential grub problem, swift action is required. The longer grubs are left untreated, the more damage they’ll cause.

Immediate Lawn Grub Treatment

For active infestations, using a targeted lawn grub killer is essential. Products like Acelepryn provide effective control against grubs without harming beneficial insects or the environment. It’s crucial to follow the product’s application instructions carefully for the best results.

Prevention: The Best Defence

Preventative measures are your best defence against future infestations. When ordering turf from Australian Lawn Concepts, consider adding a lawn grub preventative like Acelepryn to your purchase. Applying a preventative product at the time of turf installation or during early spring can protect your lawn for the entire season, saving you from potential damage and costly repairs.

Lawn Care Practices to Discourage Grubs

In addition to chemical treatments, cultural practices play a significant role in deterring grub infestations:

Proper Watering

Overwatering can create favourable conditions for grubs. Water your lawn deeply but infrequently to encourage strong root growth.

Regular Mowing

Keep your lawn at a healthy height to reduce stress and improve its resilience against pests.

Soil Health

Aerating and adding organic matter to your soil can improve its structure and health, making your lawn less inviting to grubs.

Partnering with Australian Lawn Concepts

As a leading supplier of turf in Australia, Australian Lawn Concepts is more than just a provider of high-quality turf; we’re your partner in lawn care excellence. Our expertise extends beyond turf supply, offering tailored advice and solutions for common lawn issues, including how to avoid grub infestations while installing your turf.

When you’re installing new turf, our team is here to support you every step of the way. From selecting the right turf variety to providing guidance on pest control, including the proactive use of products like Acelepryn, we’re committed to ensuring your lawn remains a beautiful, functional space for your home.

For more information on lawn care, grub treatment options, or to discuss your landscaping needs, contact us. Let us help you navigate the challenges of lawn maintenance, ensuring your outdoor areas thrive in the Australian climate.