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Lawn under attack by nothing other than nasty grubs? We hear you and we are here to help!

Although rainfall is a welcomed event for most people, those who experience a wet season may have conflicting thoughts. With consistent downpours and high humidity, come reports of various pests affecting lawns across the Pilbara and Kimberley. These weather conditions create the ideal environment for pests to wreak havoc on happy and healthy lawns.

Grubs will eat your lawn’s roots resulting in a lack of nutrition absorption which will leave you with a lawn that is brown, dry and straw-like. When the infestation is large, your lawn will be impacted quickly.

If you think you may have grubs, mix a bucket of soapy water and pour it over the affected area, after a few minutes, usually grubs will wriggle to the surface. It is best to do this at dawn or dusk when they are most active. You can also shake any nearby shrubs with foliage and look for moths.

If your lawn is already suffering from an infestation, it is best to act quickly to avoid additional damage. Delaying treatment can cause a significant amount of damage to which your lawn may never recover from.

For control and prevention, Acelepryn is the most effective product on the market (well, we think so anyway!). A 10kg bag will cover up to 1000sqm and provide 5-6 months of protection. Some things to note when applying Acelepryn:

  • Do not apply when the ground is saturated with water

  • It is best spread with a professional turf fertiliser spreader

  • For pests in the soil, irrigate with approximately 6mm of water immediately after application to get it in the soil

  • When treating a caterpillar (including Armyworm, Sodworm and Cutworm) infestation, irrigation and mowing should be delayed for 24 hours as you do not want it watered in.

Signs of early damage
Signs of severe damage

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