This is a question that many customers have asked over the years. It seems to be more of a concern in the spring than at any other time of year. The unevenness or "bumpiness" is caused by the normal activity of earthworms. As they move up and down within the soil profile, they will surface to look for organic material to pull underground on which to feed. When they surface, they leave behind small piles of soil and mucus called castings. These castings are very rich in beneficial microorganisms that help to breakdown thatch and provide nutrients to the surrounding plants. The holes that they leave behind help with lawn aeration as well.
On Saturday, April 20, the Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA) completed a service project at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois. This is the second year in a row that we have provided lawn care and landscape services to help beautify the grounds at the cemetery.
One of the more frequent questions I receive concerns ways to repair dog damage to a lawn, especially in the weeks after the snow has melted away. If you live in the Snow Belt, you realize that sometimes it is difficult for your dog to find a place to relieve itself. Piles of snow, drifts and the size of the dog can hamper its ability to use different spots, so they often end up using the same spot. When the rest of the lawn begins to green up, the damaged spots show up like a sore thumb.