what's eating holes in my irish moss?

KarenOctober 20, 2007

I noticed holes in my transplanted irish moss about a month ago. It seems to be getting worse. The moss was transplanted into a large raised planter at the base of a japanese maple at the end of July, did great for a while, then I started seeing the holes. This morning I saw 2 wormish looking things with ugly heads, seem to be living in some of the holes, but I can't find them now to take a photo. What are they, and how can I get rid of them?! I live in Zone 5, outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here are some photos I just took.

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Your irish moss looks nice.
how about flooding the planter repeatedly and getting
the soil waterlogged to force the worms up out of it.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 8:38PM
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Hi. I know this was a while ago but I'm facing the same problem, ever figure it out : )

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 11:43AM
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lol, yes I did. It was some kind of grub/slug. When I see it starting, I use diatomaceous earth on the moss and they disappear in a few days without causing much damage.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 3:35PM
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