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Putting red worms in lawn to create castings long term?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by mikesturf, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    My lawn has night crawlers only. I've read that red wigglers are best for generating worm castings. My thought was after aerating this fall, spreading red wigglers out and hoping to create a self generating fertilizer with the castings.

    Any comments?
     
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    Thanks Barry. I was just trying to eliminate a step.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    What kind of reddish worm do I find coiled up in the garden in the Spring about a foot or so down??? They are not nightcrawlers but are all over in the garden soils...
    I have no clue if they are also under the turf, but they are in gardens for sure... :)
     
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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