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Small lawn - dying - small holes seen
I have a tiny patch of lawn (6m2)- over the last few months it has started to die off (about 30%) in patches and there are lots of little holes in the soil. Tonight i went out the back and i see tons of slugs - small little brown slugs on the parts of the grass left. Are these the problem - is this common - how do I fix it and reseed?
Photo attached showing about 5 slugs in a 10 inch square area (taken at night).
robertmcc, Knocknacarra, Co Galway Posted: 16/02/2012
Slugs come out after dark to feed and the grass muct be palatable. You could use a slugkiller based on iron phosphate, which is granular and nothing that birds can eat.
Or cover the lawn with a sheet of black polythene at night and whip it off in the morning and let the birds get at the slugs... the polythene lures them into staying on the surface.