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what's eating holes in my irish moss?

Posted by karenminbrooklin Brooklin, ON (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 20, 07 at 14:45

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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RE: what's eating holes in my irish moss?

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


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RE: what's eating holes in my irish moss?

Hi. I know this was a while ago but I'm facing the same problem, ever figure it out : )


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RE: what's eating holes in my irish moss?

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.


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