March 25, 2009

Earthworms in Lawns

A common springtime "problem" associated with earthworms is the movement of large numbers to places where they are unwanted, including onto sidewalks or patios and into swimming pools. Earthworms, especially "night crawlers" also may create casts and mounds that contribute to a rough and bumpy lawn surface.

Burrowing Webworms: An Occasional but Interesting Pest

The group of insects called the burrowing webworms includes several species of caterpillars occasionally found in home lawns and commercial turfgrass.