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Destroyed lawns


By wagger


Just seen a bit on London news about something destroying lawns. Somebody had a blog or question on here in the past week or so showing a picture of a devastated lawn. The culprit is the chafer beatle larvae – they feed on the grass roots and birds, foxes and badgers rip up the loose turf to get at the grubs. They are BIG and can live in the soil (sandy soil preferred) for up to three years. Perhaps somebody can remember who had the problem?

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I remember reading but did not comment so isn't in my out box...

29 Sep, 2009


Not this week,a longish time ago, but ME!!!!! And I still do! Unfortunately, the grass areas are so big that it would be out of the question to water it all with Nematodes. The badgers have been at it again for about three weeks. Every morning, I sigh and go out and fill the holes in. It isn't sandy soil, but I have found the nasties under the turf when I've made the new bed, or cut a new edge.

So - someone else has the same problem? I really, really sympathise! :-((

29 Sep, 2009


Tomo6314 had to lay his lawn twice because of foxes digging it up.They also dig up his borders.I think others had probs with badgers digging in lawns.
There are different species as well so they can be found in other parts of the garden too :(

29 Sep, 2009


Spritz. have a look at:
They are launching a new trap for the adults to control the problem at source.
Definitely quite a recent picture of it on here.

29 Sep, 2009


OK - but it's dinner time, so later...thanks, Wagger! :-))

29 Sep, 2009


It was Harty who asked about his lawn on 27th sept wagger.

29 Sep, 2009


Had a look, Denise - that's the one, will put a comment on it now.

29 Sep, 2009


Thanks - I've added it to my 'favourites' and we'll contact the firm ASAP. Let's hope it works!!!

29 Sep, 2009

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