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Garden worms, earthworms, lobworms
For thousands of years, worms have been hard at work aerating, tiling and fertilising the soil, and play an important part in helping improve soil conditions and putting nutrients into the ground. At Compost Worms, we specialise in growing and supplying earthworms right here in the UK. If you have slow draining soil, clay soil or struggle to grow plants in your garden, then our selection of garden worms could be the answer you are looking for.
Lumbricus Terrestris (Lobworms) worms are a deep burrowing species of worm that make permanent burrows that help to improve the porosity of your soil as well as aerating it properly. The earthworms take organic matter into their burrows, deep underground, and break it down with soil mineral particles to form water-soluble nutrients.
Garden worms can be added to soil all year round although they should not be added in prolonged dry and hot weather or when the ground is frozen. A shallow hole should be dug in the soil and approximately 10 worms added per square metre. The worms should then be covered over with the soil to stop birds from digging up the worms.
Commonly found in most types of soil, earthworms eat decaying plant material and do not damage growing plants. Garden worms generally prefer soil conditions that are warm and moist as this is when they are most active. During the cold winter months and hot summer months, they will generally be less active as the soil conditions are less favourable.
If you are concerned with worm castings appearing on your lawn use compost worms instead.
Earthworms are one of the best ways of improving soil quality and are loved by gardeners as they provide a natural and organic way to boost the health of a garden. Our range of garden worms are the best available online and will really help rejuvenate your soil, even if you have clay soil.
There are many ways to help provide a great environment for your garden worms and some of these include: avoiding deep tilling of your soil, using grass clippings, leaf litter or other natural compost to mulch your soil and provide food for the worms, and avoiding use of pesticides which can kill off your garden worms.
Garden worms help to properly aerate soil allowing plants to deep root and grow larger than in compacted soil. Their ability to break down organic waste and transform this into fertiliser means that they are an essential part of a healthy garden and one that will ensure the growth of your plants.
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