So I spray the grub areas with Roundup, now that California has cleared it for only $10B. Those poor Germans! They got hosed with Chrysler, as well. Well, I spray a fire-break with the roundup around the grubs, then I spray the pretty patterns, so they become a nice bright dead spot.
By the time everything is dead, the roundup has broken down. It's a big fluffy molecule that doesn't go anywhere, and the soil bacteria eat it up. They grubs can't eat their way past the dead zone, they are like a forest fire.
When it looks like rain, I reseed those areas. Patches of dead grass compact like concrete because the worms have left. You need to take a pitchfork and fluff it all up before you seed.
In the garden, I make up my famous spray. It works moderately well on the broccoli and brussels. It doesn't do much for the apple worms, and it looks like a bad year. Does nothing for fungus in the cherry tree. blah.
I also spray once a week with miracle-grow. Costco had this nice bucket with a sprayer. The tomatoes love it.
All my tomatoes have reached the top of the poles and are still setting. Amazing. I always trim off all the suckers, and then clip the top when they go over the poles.