02 September 2012
You may feel as if the garden is now on a downward spiral towards autumn and winter...and general inactivity, but don't forget that September is a great month to use many of the Nemasys range of biological controls...because those pests are still very much full of life
These nematode based treatments are all wildlife, pet and human friendly so can even be used in a wildlife garden, or on grassed grazed by your pet rabbit or guinea pig, or on a lawn played on by children.
*If your pots and planters have been infested by vine weevil
grubs (creamy white plump grubs with a gingery heads and often curled into a 'C' shape), these pests will munch away at plant roots and tunnel into tubers too, then treat now with Nemasys Vine Weevil killer, available in two pack sizes (12m2 and 100m2). You may think it is not worthwhile because the plants are near the end of their lives, but don't forget that grubs turn into adults, which lay eggs and so are likely to increase problems for next year!
*Daddy long legs
are about right now, their grubs, leatherjackets
, feast on lawn-grass roots below ground, causing patchy lawn dieback. Starlings, crows, badgers and foxes often dig up lawns as they search for the 'tasty' grubs. More damage, so control with Nemasys Leatherjacket control.
which also eat plant roots in veg plots and borders can be controlled using Nemasys Chafer Grub Control, this is the last month that the control is likely to be effective this year. September is also generally regarded as the last month when control of ants
using Nemasys No Ants is worthwhile.
larvae are the most common 'maggoty apple'
culprit, and although the apple crops were not good in many areas this year, if what you had was maggoty, then this month and next is a good time to treat with the Nemasys Codling moth and Caterpillar control. Again you'll be helping to reduce the problem for next year.
All these brilliant and easy to use biological controls are available from us at www.pippagreenwood.com
in the New Products area of the website, just click on 'Protect Your Crops' to see the full range, pack sizes available and prices, and don't forget that we charge £3.95 p&p regardless of how many items you order.