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.
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.
A copper fungicide which gives protection against a wide range of fungal diseases. Suitable for use on fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. Diseases Controlled: anthracnose, cane wilt, leafspot, cane spot, spur blight, melanose, verrucosis, brown rot, leaf spot, downy mildew, septoria spot, brown spot, black spot, leafcurl, shot hole, bladder plum, bacterial blast, bacterial blight, angular leafspot, early and late blight, bacterial speck and bacterial spot
Insecticide. Use to control aphids, thrips, mealy bug, scale and white fly on roses, ornamentals and a select range of vegetables. Low toxicity to beneficial insects such as ladybirds. Can be used on tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes as well as roses and ornamentals.
Yates Fungus Fighter is a fungicide that prevents and controls a wide range of fungal diseases. Controls powdery mildew, blackspot and rust on apples, grapes, ornamentals and lawns. Easy to use measure bottle.