Grubs eating my tree roots

littleluey(Zone 9)September 8, 2011

I have been having issues with my fruit trees, they don't exactly look healthy. I was advised to put some organic material in the soil around the trees so that the soil could hold more water.

While doing that i found a lot of grubs, i took them out but i got a feeling they are eating the roots. Now i know i put organic material in the holes 2 years a go when i planted the trees but now all you could see was a little darker soil. So i think the grubs have been eating on that compost and bark, and now my roots.

what organic products work well in Arizona for fruit trees? i do have pets also that go to the back yard so it needs to be pet safe

Thanks for your time

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littleluey(Zone 9)

come to think of it, i may also have grubs in my potted trees, is that possible?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 2:25PM
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kelly_girl

Nematodes! I just sprayed them all over where grubs were eating my plants. Arbico organics, which is in Oro Valley, but also an online retailer, is a great resource. Do it fast! They destroyed a bunch of my newer plants and an old cape honeysuckle. Don't wait!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 11:12AM
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