It seems that sometimes despite all your best efforts in the garden, something will come along and try to spoil it!
Pest/Weed and Fungal Control
That “something” can take several shapes and usually comes in the form of bugs and animals, fungal infection and weeds.
Bugs and Animals
We have a big selection of pesticides to combat most bug problems that might be spoiling your flowers, fruit and veg. These range from “ready to use” guns to concentrates for large areas of crops that may need spraying. We have all the market leaders you would expect to find and also offer some alternative methods of pest control, animal deterrents and organic solutions. These include Pest Stop ultrasonic plug-in repellers that cover bugs and mice to deer, and copper tape barrier and slug stop to deter slugs from pots and borders.
We sell a selection of fungicides to combat all the common fungal problems like black spot, mildew and peach leaf curl for your ornamentals, fruit and veg.
Biological plant protection
Nematodes are very small roundworms that can be found in almost every ecosystem on earth. Some species of these tiny creatures are predatory and can be utilised in horticulture for the control of many soil bourne pests. Nematodes kill larval pests, thereby stopping the damage they cause to plants and lawns. They first enter the pest larvae and inject it with bacteria, causing death. Nematodes will then eat the dead body, multiply and immediately start searching for a new host. Once their source of food is exhausted the nematodes will themselves die, leaving behind no evidence of them ever being there.
How to identify which product I need:
- Damage to plants in pots with small white grubs in the soil – Vine Weevil larvae.
- Damage to the lawn – it can look like malnutrition or in need of over seeding with small white grubs with pincers in the soil – Chafer Grub.
- Damage to the lawn – it can look like malnutrition or in need of over seeding with brown/black grubs without pincers in the soil – Leatherjacket.
Click the link below to view the how to apply Nematodes video: