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Beat the grub: The simple, wallet-friendly solution to save your garden

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1:33 PM EDT, May 9, 2024

Is your grass turning brown, and the vegetables in your backyard garden wilting? Grubs may have made themselves at home in your garden. Fortunately, there is a simple and inexpensive way to deal with them. Do it as soon as possible to save your crops.

Using chemical agents should always be a last resort. Unfortunately, their use can affect not only the soil but also our plants. That's why homemade remedies are an excellent solution to our garden problems, which additionally won't strain your wallet.

Grubs can ruin crops

The presence of grubs in the garden can be discovered in a ridiculously simple way. All we need is a spade to dig up some soil where our plants have stopped looking their best.

When we notice white, characteristic larvae appearing in the soil, we can be sure that grubs have settled on our property. Unfortunately, they feed on the roots of plants and grass, so nibbling on them may cause the plants to dry out and, consequently, even die.

Grubs most often appear in gardens in April and May, so it's important to get rid of them as quickly as possible. This way, we can continue to enjoy the plants we care so much about.

How to get rid of grubs?

It might seem that removing grubs from the garden isn't easy. After all, they feed underground, making them unaccessible. That's not entirely true.

In this case, it's worth trying a homemade remedy for grubs. We only need 3 cloves of garlic, paraffin, which we can easily buy in almost any pharmacy or online, and about 40.6 ounces of water.

Garlic should be peeled, crushed, and pressed through a garlic press, then mixed with 1.5 tablespoons of paraffin. This mixture must be chilled in the refrigerator for 12 hours. After this time, we only need to dissolve the resulting mixture in water and pour it into a spray bottle to spray the area occupied by grubs easily.

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