• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Earthworms-Creating-Holes-Lumps-and-Bumps-in-the-Lawn.jpg

Earthworms Creating Holes, Lumps and Bumps in the Lawn

Earthworms are ruining my lawn. They are creating lumps, bumps and small holes.

Earthworms are nature's aerators. Their feeding and movement through the soil help increase organic matter and create air spaces that help our lawns and gardens grow. Try living with the lumpy lawn, it means the earthworms are hard at work improving the soil. You can also topdress the lawn. Spread a thin layer of compost or blended topsoil over the lawn. Rake to spread out the soil and level the lawn surface. If this is not possible use an empty roller on moist, not wet, soil. Running the roller over the lawn will help smooth out some of the lumpy areas but won’t give the long lasting results you are looking for. Never use a water-filled roller or roll a lawn when the soil is wet. This will compact clay soils resulting in poor plant growth.

Related

Upcoming Appearances


Oct. 20, 2021
Kid & Pet Friendly Houseplants
Webinar

Oct. 23, 2021
San Diego Fall Home & Garden Show
Del Mar, CA

Oct. 27, 2021
Pruning Tips for Shrubs
Webinar

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win a $150
Corona Tools Gift Card

ENTER NOW