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What's an earthworm worth
What’s an Earthworm Worth? Why a Beautiful Lawn Relies on Worms “It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as these l... owly organised creatures” Charles Darwin 1881 Worms break up thatch Thatch is a dense build-up of dead matter that blocks the flow of water and essential nutrients7 X Extra Phosphate in the Soil with Worms Worms eat Nematodes Nematodes are parasitic creatures that fed on grass roots causing wilting and bare patches. 5 X Extra Nitrogen in the Soil with Worms Worms Help Water Flow Worm tunnels break up the soil and allow a path for water to flow to the grass roots easily 11 X Extra Potassium in the Soil with Worms Worms Feed on Other Pests Worms increase the number of beneficial microbes by lowering the number harmful bacteria and harmful microbes Worms Fertilise the Soil Worms waste (castings) is extremely nutrient rich. Far more so than the soil they consume to produce it. Helpful Hint – Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium are the nutrients represented by the three numbers on fertiliser bags “Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible” Charles Darwin 1881 “Worms are the intestines of the earth” Aristotle (a long time ago)
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