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Worm casts on patio

We recently moved in to a new house (new build).

In the garden there is a patio area of about 2m x 2m which is constructed from the same pavers as the drive at the side and front of the house.

On the patio we are seeing a significant number of worm casts appearing above the paver joints - although they do not appear on the drive,

I am concerned that the worm activity under the patio may cause areas of it to sink over time and wonder if there is anything I can do to discourage them from that area.

I would mention that the rear garden is quite a small area and is gravelled rather than grassed.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  • Don't worry ... the worm activity will not be enough to damage the structure of the patio and now that area is covered by pavers most of the resident worms are likely to move on before too long.

    Merry Christmas.  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854

    tee hee, I just read that as " worst cast in panto" .

    I need more sleep.

  • peweukpeweuk Posts: 34
    Hostafan1 says:

    tee hee, I just read that as " worst cast in panto" .

    I need more sleep.

    See original post


    Thanks Dovefromabove - lets hope they do move on sooner rather than later.

    Seasons greetings to you all.

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