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does anyone have any tips on preventing worm casts,which appear on my lawn about mid september and make an awful mess,ihave been told about stuff the greenkeepers use but it costs about £65,is there anything you could advise.
You don't want to kill the worms in your lawn if you want healthy soil.
Best thing to do is brush the worm casts off regularly - they're only there for a short time.
Worms help add nutrients to your soil and improve drainage - without them your lawn would be in a worse condition and you would have to work harder to maintain it. If you don't like the look of the worm casts sweep over the lawn with a besom. Why would anyone want to kill worms when they do so much good in the garden?
Brushing them is best, but it can be easier said than done of your soil is at all 'sticky' especially if it's wet, it can just make a smeary mess. Best to just grin and bear it and wait till dry enough, you need them worms!
I have seen a product called Castclear in the garden centres that deters the worms for up to 20 days.