AT LAST! A SOLUTION FOR WORM CASTS???
Way back in 2012 I sought advice on the problem of worm casts. This produced an overwhelming response (91 replies). Some people genuinely tried to help, others just couldn't understand the problem & the rest just decided to be cynical.
I will now reiterate the problem &, hopefully, at last the solution. I have two `almost` bowling green standard lawns. From September onwards my front lawn is infested with hundreds if not thousands of worms that produce their slimy, casts & destroy my beautiful grass. For more than 20 years I have tried every supposedly solution known to mankind. None of them has worked, until now.
Last year, in sheer exasperation, I decided to seek some professional advice. So I rang the head green keeper at my local golf course. This will sound totally bizarre but he suggested sprinkling the lawn with ground glass. The worms ingest the glass &, obviously, die. This was of course a ludicrous suggestion which I never even considered.
Not to be deterred I rang another golf course & spoke to a much more helpful head green-keeper. After listening to my problem he asked the size of the lawn (about 70 metres) & then explained that for £30 he could cure the problem. After 20 plus, years of battling worms I was very sceptical, but with nothing to lose, except £30, I decided to give it a go.
That evening he arrived with a pressurised back pack spray. He mixed the chemicals (only available under licence to professional gardeners, green keepers etc.) & sprayed the lawn. It took about 5 minutes.
Since then I have never seen sight nor light of a worm. Last week he sprayed again for the coming worm season. Brilliant no worms. (I know it's a cheat but at last I have found something that really works)
Unfortunately, so he tells me, that the chemical is no longer available after this year. But, on the positive side, he has got lots of it in stock.
Good luck to all my fellow worm sufferers. You need a friendly green-keeper.
BILLY C is fighting back. Current score - WORMS - 24 (but) BILLY C - 2