Ottawa homeowners are spending thousands of dollars to repair or re-sod lawns destroyed by grubs and bugs.

Last summer's drought, grubs, cinch bugs and the ban on pesticides have killed hundreds of lawns through -out the capital region.

"I have repaired so many lawns in the last three weeks, it's unbelievable. I think we've repaired close to 35 lawns and I have another 20 people waiting to get it done right away," said Roch Laporte who owns the Gentleman Gardender.

Some homeowners are getting estimates of up to 4 and 5 thousand dollars.

The key is to water your healthy lawn, at least an inch every week.

And overseed in the summer.

CTV's Norman Fetterley will have a full report at 6 and 11:30 pm.