View Full Version : applying insecticide to new laid sod

03-16-2009, 12:38 PM
How long before i can apply a merit insecticide to a newly laid st augastine lawn. I laid it three days ago and noticed 1 grub when i was laying it. Or am I over reacting by just seeing one grub?

03-17-2009, 08:10 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts they could add to this to help?

03-28-2009, 07:46 PM
it takes 12-15 grubs in a square foot before you have a problem. you will always find grubs here and there when digging around, no worries.

03-28-2009, 09:17 PM
With the many different St Augustine strains, you might have Floratam, I'm guessing. If you received it from a sod farm, they will be able to tell you when the last time they fertilized it.
Kirkland Sod Farm recommends that you fertilize with in 2 - 4 weeks after your sod is laid. A light app. of 6-6-6 applied approximately 10 lbs per 1000 sq. feet. Use granular.
It is common to see some grubs :eek:in new sod, but keep an eye out for brown spotting. Also let you provider know soon as possible if you are having problems.