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21/04/2014 at 23:52
I have recently had artificial grass laid in my north facing garden. They put crushed granite then a membrane, then sand before the grass (Lots of layers)!! I have been getting more and more leather jackets appearing up through the grass..... I never had them before so can only think the larvae were rolled up in the grass when the laid it. Can someone please recommend how I can get rid of them? I need a dog friendly solution! Thankyou
22/04/2014 at 00:11

They are coming through from the soil.  Presumably the artificial grass came from a factory, not much chance of leather jackets there!  Unless it was second-hand.

22/04/2014 at 00:13
Yes a factory. Wow I'm surprised they can come up through all our those layers. Do you know how I can get rid of them?
22/04/2014 at 06:20

Birds will eat them - blackbirds and starlings love them.  

One thing's certain, the adults won't lay any more eggs in your lawn so this is the last time you'll be bothered with them. 

23/04/2015 at 18:59

Surely that can't be right? If the leather jackets can come up through the membrane then so can everything else - weeds, slugs etc? Doesn't that lead you to think maybe they put the membrane in upside down, or that it isn't good enough to keep the weeds out for long?

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