Kill Kill!!, Die Die!! My Lawn Lives Again
Sep 28, 2000
Review by rfish
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Easy to Apply, Works!
Nothing is as disheartening as watching your beautiful lawn die in spots. You canít see the killer readily because they ware working underground at the root of your problems. A couple of years ago I walked out into my backyard and found little piles of dirt all over the place. MOLES!!! There were also raised areas where the mole-runs were. I realized that if I didnít take action fast I was going to be in real trouble.
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The Real Culprit
I went out in the yard and tried to fill in some of the holes that the moles used to surface. In doing so I discovered that there were quite a few grubs in the dirt. I remembered that the moles were there to eat the grubs. If you only think of it this way maybe the moles were a good thing. The grubs would hatch into Japanese Beetles or some other critter and I didnít want them there either. The moles were actually natures way of controlling the grubs. Unfortunately the moles were doing more damage than the grubs.
I went to my local Agway store to consult the experts. I talked to the gentleman in charge of the store and presented my problem. He said that the best solution was for me to get rid of the grubs myself and not wait for the moles unless I wanted to replace my lawn in a couple of years. The best product on the market was Ortho Grub-B-Gone. This could be applied once a year and would control grubs and cutworms. (We didnít even talk about cutworms which can kill a plant in a single nights feeding). He recommended that apply it right away and next spring and subsequent springs until the problem is solved.
I went home and applied Ortho Grub-B-Gone to my lawn. It only took 20 minutes so it wasnít one of those all day projects. For the next couple of weeks I didnít notice any real progress. I would go outside and tap down the mole runs at night and they would be back the next day. I did, however, notice that there werenít any new runs it was only the old ones. Deciding to get to the root of the problem (pun intended), I went outside and dug a few small homes and inspected the grub population. To my surprise I didnít find many and the ones I did find had turned a tan or brown color. Seeing this color change, I realized that they were dead. I remember saying ďI finally bought something that actually does what it says it will do!Ē.
I applied another dose of the Ortho Grub-B-Gone last spring. I actually havenít seen any moles this past summer and I even noticed that there were no grubs. I was planting a small bush in my back yard and checked the soil from the hole I had dug. There were no grubs to be found. I never had seen any cutworms so I can not say for sure if they were killed also.
If you are having a problem with grubs and their hungry friends, the moles, donít hesitate to get a couple bags of Ortho Grub B Gone and your problem will be over. I recommend this highly to any and all.
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