Application of Milky Spore

Summer is going to be over in a few weeks and this means that the beetles have laid their eggs and now the grubs will be back.

Last week we had discussed a number of options of getting rid of the grubs.? So start with Milky spore as this is a long term solution.

It’s best to apply them before the application of nematodes as the grubs need to ingest the milky spore in order to create more spore and propagate the spores. Also it’s best while the grubs are still feeding.? So either at the beginning of spring or at the end of summer.
Apply 1 teaspoon (approximately one sprinkle) of Milky Spore powder on top of grass in spots every 4 feet in rows 4 feet apart. Water lightly after application to soak Milky Spore into the soil. Watering for 15-20 minutes with a sprayer should be sufficient. You can wait 36 to 48 hours before watering in Milky Spore, but do not mow or rake your yard until Milky Spore has been soaked into the soil.

Don’t worry if there is a white residue left; it is the chalk carrier for Milky Spore. Areas between the spots will be inoculated naturally.

If you are really keen make your own dispenser, take at

Apply 1 teaspoon (approximately one sprinkle) of Milky Spore powder on top of grass in spots every 4 feet in rows 4 feet apart. Treat your lawn any season of the year as long as the ground is not frozen. Water lightly after application to soak Milky Spore into the soil. Watering for 15-20 minutes with a sprayer should be sufficient. You can wait 36 to 48 hours before watering in Milky Spore, but do not mow or rake your yard until Milky Spore has been soaked into the soil.

Don’t worry if there is a white residue left; it is the chalk carrier for Milky Spore. Areas between the spots will be inoculated naturally.

If you are really keen, make your own dispenser by attaching (duct tape works great) one pound coffee can with 15 nail holes to 4 foot stick six inches from bottom. If not just buy one.

Here is a how to video.? Happy grub busting.

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