By Duston On July 22, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous
Yes, Gardens Alive! is a great resource I used this year, also. I have not had any slugs in my flower garden this year even after just one application of Escar-Go. Haven’t had enough rain to have a slug problem lately. I also got some ladybugs and nematodes, the latter to control grubs in the lawn. No brown patches yet in my lawn except from lack of rain. Hopefully, that’ll also get rid of my underground animal friends who love to burrow in my lawn! Gardens Alive really works!
GREAT INFORMATION, Mike!!!!!!!!!! There are many that I know who prefer “earth friendly” remedies to keep the pests out of their lawns and gardens. And, as I have shared much about your business and tips I definitely shared THIS info with them, too.
Love garden alive , just git my catalog , its great . got some homework . Trying to find something to protect veggies that grow on vines , they keep dying prematurely every year
Thanks for you time Mike, first time i heard about Gardens Alive and I’ll take your advice and get on their mailing list.
I have yet to have summer or zucchini squash plants make it through the entire summer. This year we picked ONE squash!
I have found that my cucumbers are much more productive now that I train (tie) them up a pole rather than letting them stay on the ground. The cukes are much cleaner and there are way more of them!
We had waist high bell pepper plants but only one pepper. It was a very strange gardening year for veggies!….Connecticut
I used DE (diatomacious earth) which is ground up clam shells taken from the bottom of the sea. It got rid of the snails -or whatever was eating my hostas. However, DE is not discrimatory, it will kill everything. BUT so do praying mantises. I have plenty of those and love them. They tilt their head and listen, when I talk to them! They look like little ETs.
I have had another problem all over the yard tho’. Suddenely something will just wilt and die. I have a powdery mildew fungus problem and have had to fight it. Could that be the cause of everything else dying like that. How do I get rid of fungus when we’ve had a drought most of the summer?
I read about a little trick in a book I have about landscape problem solving…last year we had an awful amount of rain and I had a awful problem with slugs. You can take a shaker of salt and sprinkle the salt on them and it kills em. It was a quick solution, if you can stand to be that cruel!
I have looked and haven’t found any blog regarding NEMATODES. Anyone find a good, easy, economical cure? Plastic sheet solarization only treats the first 6-8 inches and the eliminates tilling – ever again for fear of bringing up new enemies!!!
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