Whether you call them night-crawlers, rain-worms, angleworms, earthworms or just worms, undoubtedly these little creatures contribute to healthy, beautiful lawns in a variety of ways. Find out how these often unseen wrigglers can benefit to your lawn.
Benefits with earthworms
They break up thatch, a rough layer of matter (dread grass, stems, roots) which blocks the flow of minerals and nutrients
They eat nematodes—parasites that feed on grass roots. They cause yellowing, wilting, and bare patches
They help water flow. The tunnels they make break up the soil and provide a path for water flow and reach roots easily
They eat other pests. By reducing the number of harmful bacteria, fungi, and microbes worms increase the amount of beneficial microbes
They help soil fertilizing soil easily. Earthworm waste (castings) is more nutrient-rich than the soil the worm initially consumed.
In addition, their presence in soil increase its Nitrogen by 5 times and Potassium by 11 times. So, help earthworms they help you in many ways.