Treat Chafer Grubs when you first see grubs, up to mid Sept when the grubs are close to the surface and active with an insecticide only available to the professional or August, Septemember and October, to target the adult beetle recommend Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer.

Spotting adults chafer beetles will help you to identify the pest responsible for the damage, BUT always inspect the lawn for the grubs to be sure. Chafer Grubs are creamy coloured, approx 1.5 cm in length and have distinctive legs. They are found in grass roots. Like leatherjackets, chafer grubs attack the grass roots causing identical symptoms, but chafers are larger and creamy coloured, making them easy to identify.

The Garden Chafer Beetle emerges in May/June from the lawn and mate before laying eggs. These eggs hatch to produced chafer grubs. The eggs are often laid in the same place each year so the problem gets progressively worse. The Chafer Grubs feed on grass roots from July until late Autumn before burrowing deep into the ground to pupate. They are a source of food for crows and woodpeckers as well as foxes and badgers. These may do more harm to your lawn. The Chafer Grubs lay dormant during the winter before moving to the surface in the spring to emerge as beetles in May / June. Treat these newly hatched when they are near the surface in August.

In Autumn Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer contains Heterorhabditis megidis nematodes which kill Chafers but is harmless to children, wildlife and pets and the lawn may be used immediately after application. Apply by watering can or hose end feeder.

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What you will need to do to prepare the ground?

Whatever product you choose watering is key, the lawn should be watered about 3 days prior to treatment and thoroughly watered after application for beneficial effect.

Important Notice: The professional insecticide is being withdrawn from use in June 2015 and we can only apply while stocks last until June 2016, after which nematodes are the only control available. These will need to be applied in the Sept and October period

Sainsbury have developed a handy little guide to help you enjoy your gardening efforts this year

Mint - it’s fantastic with lamb and a jug of summer Pimms or perhaps get growing strawberries for Wimbledon!

It’s really easy follow the link for more ideas on:

  • Build a bottle bird feeder
  • A strawberry window garden
  • How to grow mint
  • Tips for watering plant

Help all the family enjoy the garden this summer

Download a FREE leaflet here:  crafty-garden-ideas.

We have started our Spring cultural programme of lawn renovation. Our teams are out scarifying and aerating lawns ready for the summer.

It’s always worth going the extra distance and over seeding with new grasses to even the consistency of colour,  grass type and texture.
We only use quality seed from one of the world’s leading producers, which gives us a rapid establishment with extreme wear tolerance and recovery from usage. Other benefits include;

  • Very fast establishment
  • Extremely fine-leafed for the species
  • Superior wear tolerance and recovery
  • Fast establishment
  • Can handle very close mowing
  • Excellent early spring growth

We also stock grass seed of different varieties for sale in our Greener Gardens Shop

This is what the Greener Garden team were learning with the Institute of Groundmanship  on a sunny January morning on a Leicestershire Golf course .

We teamed up with Lawns One, Green Stripe  and other independent lawncare operators to further develop our understanding of grass and how professional turf management practices can be incorporated into our treatment practice and more importantly our recommendations for the right treatment at the right time.

If your like us and keen to get out this Spring and want some great lawncare advise, call Greener Gardens on 0115 837 8439 or use our  Free Quick Quote


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The team at Greener Gardens offer lawn care and other garden maintenance services. We provide a Free lawn care consultation backed up by a professional service, from our own fully trained staff. We are proud to be a local business.


  • 32 Mowbray Gardens,
    West Bridgford,
    NG2 6JN

Where we work...

We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

Call: 0115 837 8439 or email for a FREE quotation.