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parrots2



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: dam worms  Reply with quote

anyone know how to get rid of worms out of my lawn there are far to many and they make a terrible mess with there casts in the autumn
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brummie nick



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://lawncare.about.com/od/turfgrasspests/a/earthworms.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dustpan and brush to collect the casts and pop the into a home made potting mix with seived cmpost and sand.
Makes an incredable medium for seedlings to grow in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pilsbury wrote:
Dustpan and brush to collect the casts and pop the into a home made potting mix with seived cmpost and sand.
Makes an incredable medium for seedlings to grow in.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spot on Pilsbury, I would never complain about worms in my lawn, it just shows how healthy the lawn is, I'd be chuffed...

2 year back spent a fortune on turfing our new , so called lawn, what's left of it.....I'd just love a worm cast......
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digindeep wrote:
.....I'd just love a worm cast......


I was thinkin the same! Tryin to figure out if the worms coulda been shipped over to me.... alas..... half the continent is just toooo far...

Sorry, Parrots2, I've no other ideas. Pilsbury's seems to be your best bet.  Outside of maybe enticing an army of Robins!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take up fishing mate, they make for fantastic bait. Parrot, I've never visualised you as a lawn proud person.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lawn is more for the wife but these last couple of years there are that many casts in winter it kills the grass off ,I went out on a wet night with a torch and there looked more worm than grass
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right all joking apart, I knew I'd read something somewhere about this problem.
Hope this will sot it for you.

Wormcasts, apply Sulphate of Ammonia, to increase the Acidity of the soil.

Cast forming worms prefer Alkaline soil.

Its taken me a while, but hey hope that helps.

I buy it in powder form from our local Allotment Association, to add to my compost bins, it invites those little red ones the fishermen love to use. Therefore quickens the composting process.

Good luck, best I can offer....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right all joking apart, I knew I'd read something somewhere about this problem.
Hope this will sot it for you.

Wormcasts, apply Sulphate of Ammonia, to increase the Acidity of the soil.

Cast forming worms prefer Alkaline soil.

Its taken me a while, but hey hope that helps.

I buy it in powder form from our local Allotment Association, to add to my compost bins, it invites those little red ones the fishermen love to use. Therefore quickens the composting process.

Good luck, best I can offer....


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