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How to control earthworms?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:31

The reason you're getting a lot of casts on the lawn at the moment is because the worms are nearer the surface due to the wet weather and it indicates that your lawn is becoming waterlogged. 

Thorough scarifying and aeration of the lawn will help drainage and the worms will be able to move deeper in the soil which is where they prefer to be.  Cooler weather will also encourage them to move downwards. 

This is only a temporary problem and there is no need to reduce their numbers - doing so would have an impact on the health of your lawn.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:27

My kids don't call me Miss Marple for nothing


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:12

Look what I've found!!!

I thought something rang a bell!!!

David58 has copied/cut and pasted some of Monty's writing on honey fungus in the Guardian years ago word for word! 

And without attribution - wonder if Monty and the Guardian will take legal action re copyright!



Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:05

Morning Panda   Have a good day!


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:57


Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:56

No, but it is helpful to earth up once early on to try to prevent the plants being rocked by the wind.  Cutting them back at around head-height to prevent wind-rock is also helpful.  If you want to leave them to grow taller then I'd stake them or grow them between double wires fixed to posts to prevent wind damage.

Lots of info here

Hope that's helpful


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:47

What are you expecting Verdun? 

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:43

Hi Enkay

I suppose it would be possible, but I'm not sure why you would want to. They're tough as old boots and will just grow and grow.  In what way do you mean 'are they similar to spuds?'

Low maintenance replacement for lawn?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:40

Very kind of you Rick Nihilani to go to so much trouble to help Green Novice - it's a shame that the link you posted is for a Swedish company - not really practical for a UK garden.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:12

I see that Armillaria has transmogrified into David58 - what a fun guy


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