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Mtchbx
Mar 18, 2016 2:58 PM CST
I see clumps of these alongside one side of my house, not anywhere else. No clue what it is. I step on it and it flakes up and looks very dry.

Just curious to know if I need to take any preventative actions or not.
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woofie
Mar 18, 2016 4:24 PM CST
Huh. Looks like signs of earthworms to me. Which is a GOOD thing, assuming I'm correct. Smiling
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Mtchbx
Mar 18, 2016 4:36 PM CST
Hopefully you're correct, so that it's not a worry for me. Thank You!
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greene
Mar 18, 2016 4:42 PM CST
I agree; healthy soil with plenty of earthworm activity.

This site suggests that you allow the castings to dry and rake them into the lawn.
http://www.rolawn.co.uk/earthworms-in-your-turf

As a gardener I would gather the castings, make "earthworm tea" and use the liquid to fertilize my veggies. Thumbs up
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