have a grub problem. I have removed all the dead grass from the
large patch they killed. What do I do next?
asked Reg Lewthwaite, one of our horticulture lecturers what he
thought. Reg suggested that first of all you take the grub into
a garden centre to get it identified properly (just to make sure
it is grass grub). Once you have done this, you might be able to
use one insecticide which is available to home gardeners. It is
diazinon (a common material for spraying food plants and treating
farm animals). It comes as a pellet and can be mixed into the soil.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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