Small lawn – dying – small holes seen

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Robert McConkey asked 10 years ago

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? ThanksPhoto attached showing about 5 slugs in a 10 inch square area (taken at night).

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
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.