Worms are great for the soil and we need them under the lawn. But this time of year they often leave worm casts on the lawn. If you have a week that is just right for worms and for casting…. your lawn can quickly look a disaster area! DON’T PANIC! All you need to do is let them dry a little and then effectively spread them all over the lawn. The ideal tool for this is a Besom, (or as you might think of it, a witch’s broom). No, don’t try flying with it, just choose a nice dry day and lightly sweep the lawn. The worm cast will break up and end up just like a top dressing for the lawn. If you don’t have a besom, you could try a springbok rake or a very light touch with an ordinary broom.
Mole activity can also increase in Jan/Feb — remove the mounds of earth and plan to over-seed in spring.
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