Got Grubs?

Grubs feast on grass roots and are the larvae of beetles like Japanese beetles, June beetles, or European chafers. Adult female beetles lay their eggs in grass in mid-to-late summer and the larvae do the most damage in late summer to early fall. They burrow deeper and become dormant over winter. As the soil warms in spring, they resurface and feed again. They then cocoon and become adult beetles. The best time to treat your lawn for grubs is in the spring or fall when they are active and feeding. NEMATODES Earth-friendly beneficial nematodes seek out and kill grubs and other soil-inhabiting insects. “The microscopic worms come on a sponge (invisible to naked eye) that you soak in water, put

Do coffee grounds really help the soil?

Adding coffee grounds is a good way to add organic matter to soil. It can be worked it into the soil before planting, spread it periodically on top, or added to a compost bin. All three methods work fine. Coffee grounds are not effective in change soil PH. Coffee grounds are only mildly acidic, s adding them directly to the soil or as compost is not an effective way to acidify soil. On the other hand, coffee grounds can be added to vegetable garden plots as well as directly around annuals and perennials. But don't expect the grounds to produce the acidic PH levels that blueberries need. Click here for an OSU extension article that provides more information.

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