Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer - 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 in August - this is the ONLY opportunity in the year to treat, so do not miss out. Pre-order for delivery w/c 05/08.
N.B. Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is a perishable product and should be applied in August /early September . Pre-order for delivery w/c 05/08.
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.
The Garden Chafer Beetle emerges in May/June from the lawn and mate before laying eggs. 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. As only the newly hatched grubs are susceptible to nematodes, there is only one opportunity a year i.e. August/early September to kill them when the grubs are newly hatched and near the surface.
Here are some pictures of a customer's lawn with a bad chafer grub infestation :-
Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer - Control chafer grubs naturally by applying Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer, which contains Heterorhabditis megidis nematodes that kill chafer grubs, but are harmless to children, wildlife and pets and the lawn may be used immediately after application.
Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer - Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer should be applied to the lawn in August when the grubs are close to the surface and active. The soil must be moist (we recommend pre - watering the lawn). Apply on a dull day or in the evening. Simply mix the nematodes with water and apply large packs with a watering can or hoseend feeder. Economy packs MUST be applied with a sprayer. Once you have applied the nematodes you MUST wash the nematodes into the soil again either manually or with a sprinkler. Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer is available in 2 pack sizes - for smaller lawns just make solution stronger - you can't overdose! Pre-order for delivery w/c 05/08.
Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer Large treats 100 sq.m / 125 sq. yds - £29.95
Nemasys® Chafer Grub Killer Economy treats 500 sq.m / 625 sq.yds - £95.00 saving £54.75
"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 - Nematodes are supplied as a powder, which is mixed with water and applied directly to the soil with a watering can, hose-end feeder or sprayer. Apply large packs with a watering can fitted with a coarse rose (we recommend the Haws no.7 rose) or a hose-end feeder. Economy packs MUST be applied with a sprayer.
Haws Rose no.7 Rose - Watering cans need to be fitted with a coarse rose. We recommend using the Haws Rose no.7, as not all roses are suitable. Hose-end feeder - Used for applying large packs of nematodes. 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.
Pumpless Sprayer - You must use a sprayer for application of ECONOMY packs of nematodes. Our pumpless sprayer holds 7.6 litres of spray and is pressurised automatically as the sprayer is filled with water saving time and energy. Ideal for application of economy packs of leatherjacket and chafer grub nematodes to lawns as well as other big spraying jobs such as winter wash on fruit trees. Currently unavailable.