Posted: 07/09/2016 at 12:00
Billy, when I first got into gardenening, the perfectionist in me coveted the perfect lawn. I had it too, relatively, for a while. Finest blend grass seed, regular spiking, scarifying, top dressing and treatment for worms. Prob wrong on the name but Chlordane rings a bell. Worked a treat. Destroyed every worm so no worm castes.
But Billy, killing worms?.???
Fortunately that awful chemical is no longer available.
Fortunately I came to my senses
I no longer have a lawn I am fastidious about but it is a good looking, rich green, soft to walk on carpet I am proud of. No longer fine grasses and no chemicals used on it apart from a granular feed in spring and top up liquid feeds during the summer
it means I have a safe lawn for any toddlers to crawl on, the longer thicker grass hides any worm castes. I still top dress, still treat leatherjackets but with nematodes.
Sorry Billy but think again about killing worms