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Why Does My Lawn Feel Spongey When I Walk On It?


If you've noticed that your lawn feels spongey when you walk on it, there is a good chance that grubs have infested your turf. Grubs are the larvae of beetles and they feed on the roots of grass blades, causing extensive damage to lawns in Pennsylvania. If you suspect a grub infestation, you should contact professionals right away so they can confirm the infestation and administer curative treatments to eliminate it. Once the infestation has been dealt with, you should schedule lawn care services to help your lawn recover from any damage caused by these pests.

What are grubs and what kind of damage can they cause?

Grubs are the larvae of various beetles, including Japanese beetles and Junebugs, among others. They typically live underground and feed on the roots of grass blades, disrupting their growth and making your lawn feel spongy when you walk on it. If left untreated, a grub infestation can lead to severe damage to your lawn, leaving it weak and unattractive. Signs of a grub infestation include your lawn feeling soft or lifting up like a carpet when you tug on it. You may also notice an increased animal presence on your lawn as animals seek out these pests as a food source.

What should you do if you suspect that your lawn is infested with grubs?

If you suspect a grub infestation on your lawn, you need to take action immediately. The best course of action is to contact lawn care professionals who offer grub control treatments as soon as possible. They will be able to inspect your lawn and confirm whether or not it's infested with grubs. If they determine that your lawn is in fact infested with grubs, they will be able to apply curative treatments to eliminate them. This is crucial because it prevents them from continuing to wreak havoc on your lawn.

Help your lawn recover from a grub infestation by scheduling lawn care services.

After dealing with a grub infestation, your lawn will likely need some TLC to help it recover. Fortunately, you can schedule the following lawn care services to nurse it back to health:

  • Lawn Fertilization: Fertilizing your lawn will provide it with all the nutrients it needs to recover after a grub infestation, namely nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These essential nutrients will strengthen your lawn and encourage healthy green grass again.
  • Core Aeration: Aerating your lawn will loosen compacted soil and improve its ability to absorb water and vital resources, which will help it recover from grub damage. It will also promote stronger root development.
  • Overseeding: Overseeding involves spreading seeds across your lawn to fill bare patches that were caused by grub damage with new, healthy grass.

Give us a call today to sign up for our grub control service!

Grubs are destructive pests that can wreak havoc on your lawn if left to their own devices. Fortunately, we can help. Our team at Green Grass Lawncare, Inc. offers curative grub control treatments that can prevent grubs from causing further damage to your lawn. We also provide lawn care services to help it recover from any damage they may have caused. What's more, we also offer preventative grub control treatments that you can take advantage of to prevent grubs from ever infesting your lawn in the first place!

We offer this service to commercial and residential properties and HOAs in Telford, Souderton, Harleysville, Quakertown, Perkasie, Doylestown, and other nearby communities in Pennsylvania. 

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