June is ugly worm month!
Earth worms are so beneficial to our lawns - they help aerate the soil and their waste enriches the our ground. The bad worms that come out in late summer are Grub Worms and Bagworms.
Grub Worms eat at the roots of grass and can destroy a lawn quickly. They also attract pests like skunks and raccoons who like to tear up turf for their grub worm dining.
Early warning signs that you have grub worms are irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet. It's essential to get your grub worm control down over the next couple of weeks.
The other bad worms you'll start to see on evergreens are Bagworms. They are very tiny at first. Female Bagworms lay 500-1000 eggs in their bag before they die in the fall. If you seen any bags, it is best to wear gloves and physically remove them and dispose of them in a trash bag.
These are both ugly worms and can do a ton of damage to your lawn and landscape. Preventing them is pretty easy and inexpensive, so it's a good idea to get started with some early protection now!
Remember this: White Grubs can kill out your lawn and I've seen it happen entirely before you even know you have a problem. With this particular problem, be proactive - get your white grub control down now! See you next week!
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.