So . . . whose lawn is getting dug up? Yours?
Or your neighbors?
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Keep on making those baby plants!
That’s what I tell the Backyard Growers and boy
do they ever!
It’s that time of the year when you should take a
tour of your yard.
Pay close attention to the lawn and flower beds.
Do you see any signs of digging? Grass torn up?
Tunnels in your lawn? Sections of turf that are loose?
Holes in the beds that are narrow and deep? Mulch
disturbed as if it has been turned over?
If so, these are your culprits. Skunks, moles,
They are digging up or tunneling in your lawn and
having a feast. They might be eating some earth worms
but they are more than likely eating Japanese Beetle
What you don’t see is the damage that the grubs are
doing to your lawn. They secretly and quietly feed on
the roots of your lawn, essentially removing the
root system. This damage will ruin your lawn. Then
next summer those grubs hatch into Japanese Beetles.
The beetles ravish your landscape then lay more eggs
in your lawn.
Not only does the problem continue, but with each
season of additionally egg laying the problem grows
exponentially. More grubs, more skunks, moles and
gophers, more damage to your lawn and landscape.
I hire a lawn care company to fertilize my lawn and
for the past two seasons I’ve had them apply a grub
control to my lawn. A lawn adjacent to mine was not
treated and the effect was obvious.
My lawn is fine. But just inches, mere inches from
the property line the other lawn is being destroyed
by skunks and moles.
Treating your lawn makes a difference.
Are there organic measures you can take? There
are. More about that here:
My book, Easy Plant Propagation” makes an excellent
gift for the gardener in your life. Surprise somebody
with a signed copy!
Do me a favor and send this newsletter
to at least three of your gardening friends and tell them
why you like me,or why you don’t like me. Okey dokey?
Take care, have a great day and by all means stay inspired!