As the soil air to water ratio changes in the more traditional autumn months, you will notice an increase in lawn earthworm soil cast activity. In the USA, they call earthworms them Night Crawlers.
The wetter the autumn or winter, the greater the earthworm activity will be. The root zone of the lawn will become spongy as the worms undermine the upper surface and mowing will become difficult, especially with a cylinder mower. The use of the lawn will diminish as a result of the difficult surface conditions.
It is not the activity of the worms naturally aerating the soil beneath the grass surface, but the detrimental effect of their soil casts that cause the problems. The soil making up the casts is very slimy as it consists of soil and the natural secretions from the worm’s digestive system. Left on the surface of the lawn, the casts will be smeared across the grass through the actions of mowing and walking on the lawn.
The end result is that worms are capable of pushing up an incredible volume of soil by way of their casts so it does not take long for the surface of the lawn to become really muddy and slippery. Over time the worm casts smear the grasses and you end up with no lawn, muddy platform shoes, muddy paw prints from the dog coming back into the kitchen and muddy children.
An application of CastClear will greatly prolong the use of the lawn in the autumn to spring months and protect the existing surface of the lawn so that you might end up with grass cover in the spring. The overall micro levels of the lawn will instantly be improved.
It’s the Solution to lawn soil cast problems and has been selling in Garden Centres since the Autumn of 2011 with over 20,000 Litres sold to date.
It’s a lawn soil cast suppressant and a deterrent. It’s proven in control on both lawns and sports turf. The lawn soil casts are starting to appear now (September 2020) and will continue to show up on lawns until mid April 2021.
It is unique in using a surfactant system that moves the nutrient into the upper soil structure and fixes it there providing good persistence of deterrent effect until breaking down to natural nutrients absorbed by plant roots.