hi there, i am new to gardening and have been told that the small piles
of earth on the lawn are worm casts , is there anything that i can do
to prevent them , as they make the lawn very slippery and they look a
mess , i live in the south of england thanks
Worms are great for lawns, flower beds and vegetable gardens. Worms leave
behind tunnels that let water, oxygen and valuable nutrients reach the root
zones of many plants. This in turn will only benefit plant life in your
garden.Worm casts add beneficial micro-organisms, organic matter and N-P-K
to your soil. Just gather up your vermicompost and work it into the soil
around a flower or vegetable garden. Use as you would with a regular
compost. Or you can offer the casts to a fellow gardener who would be glad
to take them off your hands. I look at worms as doing me a favour rather
than being a nuinsance pest. I hope this helps.
Not only are the worms the best thing you could have in your yard, but since
you live in England, be proud. Charles Darwin wrote a book based on his
experiments of earthworms and their castings which is still quoted to this
day. Just be careful as to what chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides,
herbicides, etc.) you apply to your yard. Check with your dealer for safety
regarding the health of the earthworms and you'll enjoy a fine lawn for
years to come.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.