Spraying for pests and diseases can either be preventative - used in regular cycles to ensure that you do not get a build up of fungi or pests - or reactive - used as an eradicant to deal with an attack.
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If you see any sign of changes in a plants growth or habit, investigate! Find out what is causing the changes and identify the culprit. Once you know what you are dealing with, you will be able to find out the cure. There is a vast array of chemical products that will do away with every nasty that threatens your plants - but dont forget to investigate the organic - or natural - means of control as well.
One way of preventing disease is through careful plant selection, planting methods, and ongoing care. Among the most important considerations when preventing diseases is soil drainage; soggy roots lead to rot in almost every instance - except in water loving plants. Sunlight is obviously also essential as it keeps the plant well nourished (by photosynthesizing) so it can stay robust enough to resist diseases that attack weak plants.
Plants with enough space to reach maturity without overcrowding are likely to be healthy. They suffer less competition with their neighbors for sun, water, and nutrients, and they enjoy plenty of fresh air. In an overcrowded garden, airflow stagnates. Without free air circulation, foliage dampened by dew, rain, or sprinkling will stay wet longer and be more susceptible to fungus and other diseases.
If you have taken care to ensure good conditions as described above you are far less likely to have problems. However, if you find that you are under attack, we stock a range of problem-solving chemical and organic sprays that will deal with most of the critters that will leech off your plants and leave you with the withered remains! The more preventative sprays include those containing copper and oils that will build the plants immunity, and the stronger chemicals will act as eradicants in fighting off infestations that have already taken hold.
It is important to follow the directions for the product exactly, so take the time to read the instructions and directions for use and DO ensure that you wear protective clothing.
Buxus hedging is often affected by a dieback disease known as Buxus blight. Buxus Blight Buster helps control this disease and others on Buxus, shrubs, ornaments and roses. Rapidly absorbed through foliage and roots to protect the whole plant. Prevents, controls and boosts the plant immune system.Penetrates rapidly and is absorbed into the plant to provide long lasting systemic control from root to tip.
Herbicide Gel. Bamboo Buster is designed to tackle those toughest of all weeds, Bamboo. Bamboo Buster is also great on all those very tough woody weeds like Chinese privet, tree privet, Rhamnus alternus (evergreen buckthorn), willow, gorse, barberry, hawthorn and other vigorous coppicing shrub weeds and trees.
Bait. Kills slugs and snails. Easy to apply straight from the pack. Contains a bittering agent to help prevent accidental consumption by children and pets. Provides effective low cost protection against slugs and snails for 5 - 7 days.
Good old fashioned oil has been used successfully in the control of scale insects, mites, aphids and thrips on roses, ornamentals and fruit trees through the ages. Complete spray coverage of plants is important and always follow instructions carefully.
Herbicide gel. A blue Weed Gel in a convenient dropper bottle for spot application to problem weeds in lawns. Designed to apply very small amounts of blue dyed gel to problem weeds in your lawn. No need to get out the spray pack and mix messy chemicals. Carefully target the weeds you want to kill.
Controls a range of fungal diseases and pests on fruit trees, tomatoes, grapes, roses and ornamentals.
Ideal as a winter clean up spray.
Works via contact action, so it is important to achieve good coverage on the insects and diseases.
Liquid Copper Fungicide is a copper based broad-spectrum fungicide/bactericide for the control of various diseases on fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants. It is easy to use, forming a gel which is easily spread and sticks to the leaves of the plants, forming a barrier to disease infection.