Treat for grubs before laying sod?
We had the most disasterous lawn- chuck full of weeds and some areas had grubs. It was thin because there wasn't any topsoil under it (I don't think) when it had been seeded- then the house was empty for a month before we moved in. The grass never had a chance really.
I say had because last fall we had a bobcat come in and rip it all out and we started over. New top-of-the-line irrigation system. A minimum of 2" of new topsoil has been spread and finely raked across all turfgrass areas. I've gone to a lot of work and expense to get us back to this point and tommorrow evening and the next day, we'll be laying the sod! Finally!
I have purchased the fertilizer the turfgrass company requires you to put down in order to have the sod warranteed for the first year and we will apply that as directed. My question is- do we put down some sort of slow-release grub preventer at this time too? Did the grubs go away with the ripped out sod? I know that in general you are supposed to treat for grubs in the late summer/ fall but I wondered if there is anything I could/should do now?
Oh- we have done two rounds of round up on weeds prior to the new topsoil coming so hopefully we've cut back the amount of weed seed in the yard- though I'm sure the new soil probably has plenty of that.
Anything else we should know/do before we lay the sod? I've gotten a lot of help here previously and wanted you to know that I have implemented suggestions made here in the past (which is partly why we've spent so much money redoing the mess)!