Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Robby51, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. Robby51

    Robby51 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 3

    I have a customer that has jillions of worms in his lawn. It looks especially bad under his huge shade trees where the lawn is thinner. What is the answer to reducing the amount of worm holes. We could advertise free worms to fisherman if they came and harvested but I don't think that is the answer. HELP!
  2. HuskerFan

    HuskerFan LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 2

    Diazinon should work just follow the directions on the bag..
  3. Robby51

    Robby51 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 3

    Tried it, doesn't work!

  4. Ngog_Nrythrng

    Ngog_Nrythrng LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Why in the world would you want to kill earthworms? If the grass is too thin because of the shade, then seed the proper variety. The worms do nothing but help.:angel: The correct grass will love the worm holes.

    Diazinon? Murderer!!!:angry:
  5. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Try hooking a car battery up to a copper rod. Then with a pair of gloves on jab the rod into those area's. Should pop those worms right out!:D
  6. TheGrassGuy

    TheGrassGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    I also don't see a need to get rid of the worms. Improve the area under the trees with fertilizer, seed, pruning - whatever. Thicken the turf to hide the worm holes if you don't like them. The worms are very beneficial to the soil.
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Worms are great for a lawn.Enough of them per square feet aerate the lawn.:D

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