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  # 1798303 12-Jun-2017 09:03
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Jared777:


Hey...I noticed my lawn had a similar look to it when I went to mow yesterday. Not really dying off like yours, but lots of little black patches.


The only thing I could attribute it to was birds. I saw some birds going to town on the lawn after some wet weather a few days back...assumed there were worms around.


I didn't take too close a look at it yesterday since I thought it was just birds, but it was just interesting to see someone with something so similar. Do you live in Wellington? Will take a closer look at it later to see if it's more serious.



Yep, northern suburbs. Apparently quite a lot of grass grub around. If any of the black spots look like burrows then you have grass grub.


This guy is a pest controller in Wellington, masters degree in pest control. If you can't be bothered doing it yourself, or you can't, he cost around $100 to get rid of it last time. It cost $35 for materials to do 160 square meters, but I find I can't apply it at the low rate specified and I end up using about double. So DIY is cheaper, if you do it only once.



We treated our Grass Grub outbreak with $6.00 box of laundry Powder sprinkled over the lawn.




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We treated our Grass Grub outbreak with $6.00 box of laundry Powder sprinkled over the lawn.

 

That cleaned them up?

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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MikeB4:
We treated our Grass Grub outbreak with $6.00 box of laundry Powder sprinkled over the lawn.


That cleaned them up?


 


 



Yep it worked a treat




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MikeB4:
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MikeB4:
We treated our Grass Grub outbreak with $6.00 box of laundry Powder sprinkled over the lawn.

 

That cleaned them up?

 



Yep it worked a treat

 

But did it get your lawn nice and clean, with no stains and a subtle lemon scent? smile


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MikeB4:
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MikeB4:
We treated our Grass Grub outbreak with $6.00 box of laundry Powder sprinkled over the lawn.


That cleaned them up?




Yep it worked a treat


But did it get your lawn nice and clean, with no stains and a subtle lemon scent? smile



No you need fabric softener for that. But it didn't need ironing as it was drip dried




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MikeB4:
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MikeB4:
We treated our Grass Grub outbreak with $6.00 box of laundry Powder sprinkled over the lawn.

 

 

 

That cleaned them up?

 



Yep it worked a treat

 

Did they get agitated during the process - or did you use top-loader powder?


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Don't use too much or your neighbours could get all in a lather over it and the whole thing become a soap opera.




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