All sort of bugs in the soil

Hi everyone, 

am new to the forum. Please can i get some advice of how to get rid of bugs and insect in the soil.

 

What happened is last week i removed all my old old, and underneath them i could find all types of insects. 

 

Please can you advise how i can treat the soil, as i cant afford of buying new soil.

 

Thanks,

 

ili

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  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    How do you know they were nasties?  The rule of thumb I follow is if they move fast they are goodies.  If they move slowly they are baddies.

  • That's an intriguing idea, Welshonion. BTW, I was in your neck of the woods yesterday and fantasising about buying a property among all that glorious countryside. I live further down the M4.

    Were these creatures everywhere, Illi, or concentrated in a particular area?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,239

    When there aren't bugs in your soil it's time to worry. Most of them are on our side, just a few no so welcome.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,677

    Most bugs are good image and we could not exist without them

     

    http://www.ecolandscaping.org/02/soil/respecting-the-soil-food-web/

     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,737

    Hi Iltaf- can't add any more to the comments already made-all spot on!

    Hope you enjoy developing your garden, and it's amazing what tips you can pick up from all the helpful people here. That's been my experience anyway image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

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