My Dad's lawn was a wreck - yellow and horrible with clumps of grass coming out. He treated it with your Nemasys chafer grub killer last year. Now this year it is a lovely dark green - like a bowling green. We all want to treat our lawns now! Mrs B from Norfolk.

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Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer  - Chafer Grubs can devastate a lawn PLUS birds and animals digging up and pulling at the lawn (to get at the grubs) can do even more damage. If your grass growth slows, yellow patches appear or if it is easily pulled up, with little or no root growth then check for grubs. Birds (magpies and crows), foxes &/or badgers attacking the grass in an attempt to eat the grubs (and cause even more damage) are another sign of an infestation.

 

Control chafer grubs naturally, by trapping the adult beetles with our new Adult Chafer Beetle Trap and then apply Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer to control the grubs. Apply as soon as you discover grubs (and the soil temperature is 12c) or apply when the grubs are at their most destructive i.e. autumn (Sept) and in the Spring (April / May).

 

"Great product, great price. It actually works!! " Lorraine S

Adult Chafer Beetle Trap

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NEW - Adult Chafer Beetle Trap - This new trap uses a powerful pheromone to attact and trap adult chafer beetles, so it is ideal for protecting your lawn from this destructive lawn pest by catching the beetles BEFORE they lay their eggs or for monitoring if chafer grubs are attacking your lawn. The trap should be positioned in mid May and if large numbers of adults are caught then treat your lawn with Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer in August/Sept.

 

N.B. There are species of chafer grubs i.e. Welsh and Summer Chafer, which are less susceptible to the nematodes, so this trap is a great way of controlling these chafer beetles in the short term, while the nematodes get working.

 

NEW - Adult Chafer Beetle Trap - Each trap is supplied with enough pheromone lure for an entire season - this pheromone lure attracts the adult beetles, which fly into the top before dropping into the funnel trap below. The trap should be placed 50-100cm above the lawn in mid May (until mid June) and each trap will protect up to 2000 sqm of lawn. Place the attractant into the top of the trap (the first years attractant is included) and hang it from a garden cane in the middle of the lawn. The trap will protect your lawn from small numbers of chafer beetles (catching them BEFORE they have chance to lay their eggs in the lawn) but if large numbers are caught, then treat with Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer in August/Sept when the eggs hatch and the grubs start attacking the lawn.

Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer

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Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer - Garden Chafer Grubs can devastate a lawn as they often infest the same lawn each year, so numbers increase un-noticed. Control chafer grubs naturally by treating with with Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer when they are discovered (and the soil temp is 12c) or apply when they are at their most destructive i.e. in the spring (April) and Autumn (Sept). Available NOW.

N.B. Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is a perishable product (it will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge), so please order when you are ready to apply.

 

Chafer Grubs - Spotting the adult chafer beetles will help you to identify the pest responsible for the damage, BUT always inspect the lawn for the grubs to be sure. Chafer Grubs are creamy coloured, approx 1.5 cm in length, have distinctive legs and will be found in the grass roots. They are often mistaken for vine weevils - but vine weevil tend to be smaller and do NOT have legs. Like leatherjackets, chafer grubs attack the grass roots causing identical symptoms, but chafers are larger and creamy coloured, making them easy to identify. Sampling your lawn to identify the pest - Inspect discoloured areas of lawn by cutting a 6" X 6" section of turf on three sides and peeling back the sod. Examine the upper 2 inches of roots for white grubs. Shake the sample or probe through the soil with knife or screwdriver to dislodge the grubs. As the grubs will not be distributed evenly, examine other parts of the lawn to find out the extent of the infection. Here are some pictures of a customer's lawn with a bad chafer grub infestation :-

 

 

Chafer Grubs - The Garden Chafer Beetle emerges in May/June from the lawn and mate before laying eggs - if you are seeing adult beetles then you need to wait until September to treat when the grubs emerge again. These eggs hatch to produced chafer grubs. The eggs are often laid in the same place each year so the problem gets progressively worse. The Chafer Grubs feed on grass roots from July until late Autumn before burrowing deep into the ground to pupate. They are a source of food for large birds-crows and woodpeckers as well as foxes and badgers. These may do more harm to your lawn by ripping it up to get at the grubs. The Chafer Grubs then lay dormant during the winter deep in the ground before moving to the surface the following spring to emerge as beetles in May / June and starting the process again.

 

N.B. The garden chafer is the most commonly found chafer grub and is very susceptible to nematodes, but there are other minor species e.g. Welsh and Summer Chafer which are less susceptible, so if you have treated and the grubs are still active after 4-6 weeks, please contact Green Gardener (jon@greengardener.co.uk) for advise on what to do next. If you are looking to treat a large area, please seek advise 1st on trying to identify which species you have.

Treating with Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer - Control chafer grubs naturally by applying Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer containing millions of nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora) to the infected lawn as soon as the chafer grubs are discovered (daytime soil temp must be 12c) or in the autumn (Sept / Oct). Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is effective at killing chafer grubs, but are harmless to children, wildlife and pets and the lawn may be used immediately after application. 

  • Apply Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer in September/October - This is the ideal time to treat as the soil is warm PLUS the chafer grubs are newly hatched and are the most susceptible to the nematodes, so if you have had chafer grubs in the past or have discovered a infestation or your neighbours are infested and you want to keep them at bay, treat in September/October. Available NOW. 
  • Apply Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer when chafer grubs are discovered - Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is normally applied in September as this is when the chafer grubs are newly hatched and most susceptible to the nematodes, but if you have discover chafer grubs at any other time of year i.e. in the spring/summer then you can treat during the year (and the soil temp is 12c), but you must treat in September as well.

Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer - Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer should be applied to a moist lawn (we recommend pre - watering) on a dull day or in the evening. After application you MUST wash the nematodes into the lawn by watering heavily with a hose or a sprinkler. To apply, simply mix the nematodes with water and apply with a watering can or hose-end feeder PLUS economy packs can also be applied with a sprayer. Once applied the nematodes will seek out the chafer grubs. On contact they enter the grubs and destroy it. Having destroyed the grubs ,the nematodes multiply and are released back into the soil to hunt down more chafer grubs. Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is a perishable, living product, so it is sent out fresh by Royal Mail 1st class post. Being a perishable, living product, it must be used before the expiry date (which is marked on the inside of the pack and will be at least 2 weeks) and it must be stored in the fridge until it is needed. Once opened, the contents do not keep, so it must be used in one day - do NOT store the made up solution or powder. 1 or 2 packs will go through your letterbox and should be popped in the fridge as soon as possible - they are fine on the doormat while you are at work. N.B. Large orders may not fit through the letterbox, so someone will need to be in to receive it. Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is available in 2 pack sizes, so for smaller lawns just make solution stronger - you can't overdose!

Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer Large Pack treats 100 sqm - £31.00

Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer Economy Pack treats 500 sqm - £99.95

 

"Until these nematodes, the birds and badgers were having a feast - Now I have my lawn back" Mrs P from Brighton.

 

"My dad's lawn was a wreck - yellow and horrible with clumps of grass coming out. He treated it with your Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer last year. Now this year it is lovely dark green - like a bowling green. We all want to treat our lawns now" Mrs B. Norfolk

 

Nematode application methods - Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is easy to use. Simply mix the harmless powder with water & apply directly to the lawn with a watering can fitted with a rose or a hose-end feeder PLUS Economy packs can be applied with a sprayer. Use the whole pack before the expiry date, which is marked on the inside of the pack and will be at least a couple of weeks.

Haws Rose no.14 Rose - Watering cans need to be fitted with a coarse rose to allow the nematodes to flow freely. We recommend using the Haws Rose no.14, as not all roses are suitable.

 

Hose-end feeder - Used for applying nematodes to large areas i.e. ideal for applying economy packs to large lawns. This feeder can also be used for applying liquid feed to plants and lawns. Attaches via standard hose-pipe connector and features both a rose head and jet spray as well as an on / off switch for water flow.

Lawn Pest Pack

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Lawn Pest Pack - Many people struggle to identify which pest their lawn has i.e. either leatherjackets or chafer grubs. If in doubt, you can treat with BOTH Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer AND Nemasys Chafer Grubs Killer at the SAME TIME. Control leatherjackets and chafer grubs by treating when they are discovered (and the soil temperature is 12c) or apply when they are at their most destructive i.e. in Autumn (NOW). 

   

Lawn Pest Pack - The symptoms of a Chafer Grub and Leatherjacket attacks are very similar i.e. grass growth slows and yellow patches appear PLUS the grass easily pulled up with little or no root growth. If possible, identify which pest you have and then treat with the relavent control, but if this is not possible then you can now treat for BOTH at the same time. Simply mix the TWO different nematodes (Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer AND Nemasys Chafer Grubs Killer) together and apply to the lawn AT THE SAME TIME.

 

Lawn Pest Pack - treats 100 sqm - £47.75 saving £5.00 - available NOW

Lawn Pest Pack Economy - treats 500 sqm - £169.45 saving £10.00 -  available NOW