Charles Darwin, almost a century and a half ago, did understand. His book, “Earthworms”, published in 1881, was the result of years of study into these seemingly insignificant creatures. In his manuscript he noted “It may be doubted whether there are as many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures.”
Here some statistics about lawns along the Gulf Coast that might interest you: The typical homeowner on the upper Gulf Coast uses 10,000 gallons of water a month. This includes bathing, showering, brushing teeth, shaving, washing clothes, washing dishes, drinking, cooking and lawn irrigation….
Bob Dailey is a master gardener, garden writer, and lecturer living in southeast Texas.