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Re: Huge Surprise This Morning (not a good one)

Postby fernleaf » Dec 05, 2012 3:08 pm

Lizcordysmum wrote:I believe anyone who cares about the critters, is lovable. I don't have to know you, to know you!


In total agreement with the above comment.
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me: I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus
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Re: Huge Surprise This Morning (not a good one)

Postby Lizcordysmum » Dec 06, 2012 12:20 am

Fernleaf, I'm mushy...I love the dear hearts and gentle people.

I hate falling into hornet's nests...which I HAVE experienced, on a street in downtown Toronto, and I tore my pants off to get rid of them...probably IT, and not a THEM, but it sure felt like it!
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Re: Huge Surprise This Morning (not a good one)

Postby agedgardener2 » Dec 06, 2012 10:19 am

Liz...talk about a huge surprise!!! :lol: So glad you are back on CG.....you make lurking fun.Joy
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Re: Huge Surprise This Morning (not a good one)

Postby Lizcordysmum » Dec 06, 2012 5:19 pm

I'm glad you enjoy me, Joy!
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Re: Huge Surprise This Morning (not a good one)

Postby Big Smile » Dec 06, 2012 7:37 pm

Hot Rodder wrote:Lulu, I'm almost certain this is skunk or racoon (didn't see them) but I've seen their damage before - turf torn up to look for stuff below. Definitely not moles.

Also, it's identical to other turf damage I've had much earlier in the year when they look for grub larvae.

Again, I'm astonished to see this in December though.


We had the same problem a few years ago. We had skunks digging for grubs in our backyard. They made an awful mess of the lawn.We had to re-seed the the lawn the following spring. Lucky we did catch the skunks with a cage.
You can get a spray at the Garden centre for grubs, we were told to spray the whole lawn in June which we did. We have never had a problem since.
Good luck to you.

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Re: Huge Surprise This Morning (not a good one)

Postby Hot Rodder » Dec 11, 2012 2:32 pm

Clara, when you say:

You can get a spray at the Garden centre for grubs


Was this before the pesticide ban or since?

If since, did you spray nematodes?

Thanks

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