Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend

Quick Facts:

    • Stands up to foot traffic
    • Stays greener longer
    • Will not attract chafer beetles
    • Intended for new lawns
    • Great in urban settings

Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend

Description:

In late winter, the larvae of the European Chafer Beetle reach their maximum size. For the crows, raccoons, and skunks that feed on them, the timing is perfect — a succulent supply of protein just before spring mating occurs. For homeowners with lawns, there is less reason to celebrate. The animals that forage for the larvae think nothing of destroying well manicured lawn spaces in search of this important food source. So what can the homeowner do?

We have developed our own Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend as one option. It combines Tall Fescue (Turf Type) with pelleted Micro-Clover seeds. While both of these ground covers will grow in to provide a tough, resilient lawn, neither of them form the thatch that chafer beetles look for when they lay their eggs.

This blend is meant for use with new, bare topsoil, and not for over-seeding existing lawns. Keep the newly seeded area well watered as the seedlings take root. Once established, this lawn will require regular maintenance, but it will stay greener for longer in the summer, and it will stand up to foot (and pet) traffic in areas of full sun to partial shade. Clover goes dormant over winter, and may appear to be dead, so the fescue in this blend will keep lawns looking healthy and vibrant. Seed a new area, with no turf present, by seeding at 3.6kg (8 lb) per thousand square feet. Seeding over existing thatch is rarely successful. Hardy to Zone 4.

Composed of 95% Tall Fescue, 5% Micro-Clover.

Will not kill existing chafer beetle larvae

Not a magic bullet - this product makes no guarantee to eliminate chafer beetles. Instead, it is intended to be used as part of an ongoing strategy to resist chafer beetle infestations.

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
125g - covers approximately 50 square feet LS901A $9.99 In stock $0.00
250g - covers approximately 100 square feet LS901B $13.99 In stock $0.00
500g - covers approximately 200 square feet LS901C $22.99 In stock $0.00
1.125kg - covers approximately 500 square feet LS901D $38.99 In stock $0.00
2.27kg - covers approximately 1,000 square feet LS901E $54.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
11.35kg - covers approximately 5,000 square feet LS901F $189.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
22.7kg (50 lb sack) LS901S $319.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Stands up to foot traffic
    • Stays greener longer
    • Will not attract chafer beetles
    • Intended for new lawns
    • Great in urban settings

How To Grow

The Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend is one lawn solution for home owners challenged by the animals that feed on the European chafer beetle, and dig up lawns in the process of hunting them. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend from seed.

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: This blend is hardy to Zone 4.

Timing
Sow in the period two weeks before, to eight weeks after, the last frost date. Or, in areas with mild winters, sow in early autumn, approximately eight weeks before the first frost date.

Starting
Spread the seed on bare soil, with no turf present, at a rate of 2.27kg (5 lbs) per 1,000 square feet. Seeding over existing thatch is rarely successful. Because lawn spaces tend to be large, we recommend erring on the side of caution. It’s a good idea to withhold 15-20% of seeds for filling in any bald areas later. All new plantings should be kept damp until the plants are established.

Growing
This blend of Micro-clover and Tall Fescue seeds takes a two-pronged approach at defeating the chafer beetle. This blend is meant for use with new, bare topsoil, and not for over-seeding existing lawns. Keep the newly seeded area well watered as the seedlings take root. Once established, this lawn will require regular maintenance, but it will stay greener for longer in the summer, and it will stand up to foot (and pet) traffic in areas of full sun to partial shade. Clover may go dormant over winter, and may appear to die back, so the fescue in this blend will keep lawns looking healthy and vibrant. This blend contains 95% Tall Fescue and 5% Micro-clover.

Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 2 reviews.