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Garden Worms

Benefits of Garden Worms

Worms in a garden is a natural habitat. Garden worms are a valuable part of a thriving and healthy garden. Worms are actually vital in that they aerate the soil. Because they loosen the soil, the roots of plants can grow easily and it makes it easier for water and air to circulate within the soil.

Earthworms bring minerals and other nutrients that are located deep in the soil to the surface, where plants can absorb them.

Earthworms can sometimes be found on the surface of the ground following heavy rain storms, as a storm may flood the soil with excessive water

Types of Worms that benefit your garden

There are two types of worms that benefit your garden:

Earthworms

In many soils, earthworms play a major role in converting large pieces of organic matter into rich humus, and thus improving soil fertility. Earthworm populations depend on both physical and chemical properties of the soil, such as soil temperature, moisture, pH, salts, aeration and texture, as well as available food, and the ability of the species to reproduce and disperse.

Earthworms also provide a vital food source in the wildlife garden to many small creatures and especially to birds.

Composting Worms

Composting worms only live in organic matter. When purchasing worms for composting order the red wigglers. These species are not the same worms that are found in ordinary soil or on pavement when the soil is flooded by water.

 

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