Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 16, 2007
AllAboutLawns.com, a comprehensive lawn and yard care resource, wants to remind home gardeners about the threat of summer lawn pests such as white grubs that frequently get overlooked. White grubs are beetle larvae about one-quarter inch to one inch long and are voracious consumers of summer lawns. Hatching from eggs laid in the soil typically in July and August, white grubs feed on grass roots and decaying thatch. Visitors to AllAboutLawns.com can get the information they need to solve or even avoid summer pest problems (http://www.allaboutlawns.com).
AllAboutLawns.com offers several articles, some of them regional, to help gardeners keep their summer lawns grub-free:
- Below-Ground Insects, http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-weeds-pests/below-ground-insects.php
- Grappling with Lawn Grubs, http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-weeds-pests/grappling-with-lawn-grubs.php
- Battling White Grubs in Michigan Turfgrass, http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-weeds-pests/battling-white-grubs-in-michigan-turfgrass.php
- Nailing White Grubs in Chicago Lawns, http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/landscaping-and-gardening/nailing-white-grubs-in-chicago-lawns.php
Additionally, the AllAboutLawns.com forum on residential lawn care has discussion threads about common lawn pests: http://www.allaboutlawns.com/forum/index.php.
According to the National Gardening Association (NGA), over 50 million households buy pesticides every year to combat summer pest problems that attack lawns and gardens. Last year, according to the NGA, American consumers spent nearly $10 billion dollars on lawn care, including products used for pest control. However, lawn pests can be avoided, and the NGA advises that, "If you have a healthy, well-maintained lawn, insects and diseases will naturally be discouraged." Many gardeners also elect to try natural pest control measures before using pesticides. The Purdue University's Extension Service found that Midwest gardeners reported using fewer pesticides to fight lawn pests after seeking expert advice.
AllAboutLawns.com is a comprehensive lawn and yard care resource. Visitors can ask staff questions in the lawn forum or benefit from hundreds of articles on seasonal lawn care, grass types, weed prevention, mowers and other lawn maintenance equipment.