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the above has been most useful 100's of larvae have been appearing before i read the article i have been gathering them myself and my neighbour are infested with them now we can deal with the problem without hopefully having to deal with a new lawn, thank you
my lawn has appearance of being dead im many places and has been like this for last 2 months. . Nowmagpies are making a complete mess and digging big holes all over lawn.What can I do to bring back grass. If it means heavy scaryfing and reseeding what soil do I use to fill in the holes and uneven ground I have previously used lawn top dressing but it is so fine and dusty Can i use an insectide Tony barnett
my whole lawn (100sq m) has died leaving only some moss behind. it was very luscious as i fed it lots during summer. it was laid three years ago. I assumed it is leatherjackets doing damage as roots have turned to soft fibrous compost (last year i had to really spike hard and this year spikes slid in no problem)i ordered nemesis but was away when it arrived and it sat for 2 weeks on my mat - i live in Scotland and it was cold with no heating on..... but i know it is supposed to be in fridge. i applied it last week and am not sure if it is going to be effective. it was like a soft brown cotton wool like substance - like candy floss. i raked the ground first and then re-seeded ground and covered with light covering of sand and soil. how can i tell if it is effective? will it effect new seed? should i buy some more in case? it had an expiry date of end May on the box. I assume it has a very short shelf life? thanks Bridgid Hess
I feed the birds in my garden all year round the Starlings use my bird bath 2-3 times a day and when there not on the fat balls there pulling Leatherjackets out of my lawn Give the birds fresh water every day and some food and they will eat Leatherjackets. maybugs The Sparrows love having a dust bath in a 3-3ft Sq of soil they love eating Seed from the birdfeed and all the other bugs in my garden so I don't use any pest control the birds do that

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