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Control of white grubs

Safe for humans and animals. Harmless to plants.

Effective on all species of grubs. Entirely natural. Easy to apply.

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Mode of action:

Nematodes actively search for insect larvae in the soil. Once they have entered the white worm through a natural orifice, nematodes release bacteria from their digestive system, causing the white worm to die. These bacteria multiply very quickly and transform the tissues of the insect pest whose nematodes multiply and feed. The new nematodes leave their old host to attack and kill other white grubs.

Targeted pests:

Control the larval stage of the following white grub species: European Hanneton, Hanneton common, Japanese beetle

Asian beetle' Vine weevil' Strawberry weevil and other soil-borne insect pests.

Period of application:

Soil temperature (between 14°C and 33°C) and stage of development determine the application period.
Optimal application periods in Eastern Canada are as follows:

  • 1st Period of application: from mid-May to mid-June
  • 2nd Period of application: from mid-August to mid-October
  • If in doubt, apply TERRANEM as soon as the grubs are visible. Make the necessary adjustments according to environmental conditions

Product storage:

Apply nematodes as soon as possible to optimize "product effectiveness. If you can't apply it quickly, store product in a cool place.

Always use before the expiry date on the bottom of the package.

Mixing and Application:

There are different ways to apply TERRANEM:

  • Backpack sprayer or watering can: Pour contents of package into a 20-litre (5-gallon) pail and stir. Pour the solution into the spray can or watering can and apply immediately.
  • Water Hose Sprayer: Pour contents of package into 1-2 litre container and stir. Pour this solution into the spray tank and apply immediately. Follow garden hose applicator instructions and adjust to use maximum volume of water during application to penetrate nematodes into soil.
  • Shake the sprayer gently and regularly when applying the nematodes to ensure uniform distribution.
  • If your sprayer contains filters remove them before application.
  • Always apply when soil temperature is between 14°C and 33°C (57°F and 91°F).
  • Moisten the area to be treated before spraying the nematodes.
  • Do not spray in the sun. A cloudy or rainy day or evening is preferable.
  • After application, water thoroughly to allow nematodes to enter the soil.
  • Keep soil moist for 4 to 7 days after application for best results.
  • Avoid using fertilizers or pesticides on the area 10 days before and after application.

Visible effects

Infected white worms turn from milky white to reddish brown 2 to 4 days after application.

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The flower beds

Creation of flowering beds

The success of an ornamental garden depends above all on the quality of the soil. Rich soil adequately retains the air, water and nutrients that plants need to grow well. The preparation of a new flowerbed must therefore be done with utmost care.

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Site Preparation

Once the grass has been removed, check the pH of the soil. Ideally, it should be between 6 and 7, but if the soil is too acidic, apply DOLOMITIC LIMES according to pH and recommendations.

Spread 2 cm (1 in) of Biosol marine compost (sandy soil) or Biofor forest compost (clay soil).

  • Rich in humus, Fafard composts lighten, loosen and aerate the soil.
  • Good compost regulates water retention and increases nutrient retention.

Spread the garden soil until the final level of the bed exceeds the surrounding soil by about 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in.).

Mix garden soil, compost and lime.

Garden soil

Good garden soil should contain black soil, sphagnum peat moss, sandy soil and lime. Some high quality garden soils contain compost.

  • More aerated than black soil (contains peat)
  • Richer in nutrients than black soil
  • Can be used to finish flower beds, vegetable gardens, rock gardens and for topdressing.
  • Requires compost and peat addition for optimal performance

Black earth

Also known as "peat humus."

  • Fine particles
  • Retains water
  • Good nutrient retention capacity
  • Low in nutrients and microorganisms
  • To be used mixed with compost and peat for planting and finishing projects in flower beds

Planting period

Type of plants

Annual and perennial

Trees, shrubs or conifers in a container

Trees or shrubs with bare roots or cedar root ball

Planting period

From the end of May when there is no longer any risk of frost on the ground

April to mid-October

In spring (before budding) or autumn

Plantation

  • Make your plan respecting the dimensions of the mature plants.
  • Dig a hole twice the diameter of the root ball and 1 1/2 times its height.
  • Remove the pot and break the perimeter of the root ball if there is spiralisation of the roots.
  • Place the root ball in the hole so that the neck of the plant is level with the surrounding soil.
  • For best results, add 250gr/m² (1 1/4 cups / 10 ft²) of TRANSPLANTEUR Fafard 4-10-2 natural fertilizer to existing soil.

or

  • Apply NUTRITE 7-27-11 (Starting fertilizer) organo-mineral fertilizer.
  • Add this mixture to your planting mix around the root ball in successive 15 cm (6 in) thick layers, taking care to compact it slightly.
  • For trees, shrubs and annuals, use PLANTATION 3/1 PLUS soil or 3/1 organic version.
  • For perennials, use VIVACES soil.
  • You can also use ACIDOPHIC or ROSIERS plant soil.
  • After plantation, water generously.
  • Apply mulch around plants to prevent weed growth.
  • It is however recommended to leave a space of 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in.) at the base of trees and shrubs to avoid decomposition of the bark of plants.
  • We recommend installing a stake when planting trees to avoid breaking young growing roots during high winds and to keep the tree straight while planting.

Fertilization of the soil

  • Apply a 2.5 cm (1 in) to 5 cm (2 in) thick layer of compost around the plants each spring.
  • Apply each spring and at planting time, ANNUAL AND LIVING natural fertilizer 6-3-6 or natural fertilizer for TREE, Shrub and CONIFER 4-2-8 depending on the type of plant at a rate of about 15 ml (1 tablespoon) to 30 ml (1 handful) of fertilizer per plant.

or

  • Apply NUTRITE 7-11-11 (fertilizer for flowers) or 14-7-14 (fertilizer for trees, shrubs and conifers) or 7-11-10 (fertilizer for roses).
  • Repeat fertilization every 4 weeks for best results.
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The lawn

What can be done to revitalize your existing lawn?

Whether it is to improve the condition of our lawn or simply to maintain it, there are several points to consider. Different interventions, at certain times of the year, are the key to success. So it's more about an integrated approach.

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SPRING

Stubble ploughing

  • Rack vigorously.
  • Allows better absorption of water and minerals.

Ventilation

The pencil test is a good guide.

  • Annual ventilation for 3 years if it has never been done.
  • Mechanical ventilation every 3 years thereafter.

Fertilizer* application

  • Apply natural fertilizer SPRING FOR PELOUSE 8-2-2 which ensures rapid greening due to Chile Nitrate.

or

  • Apply NUTRITE 21-0-9 spring organo-mineral fertilizer without phosphate.
  • Make two passes with the spreader, in width and length, to make uniform...
  • Water if there is no rain within three days.

Topdressing*

  • Apply 3 mm (1/8) Biosol Marine Compost using the Fafard Compost Spreader.
  • One 35 litre bag covers 12 m2 (118 ft2)

Overseeding*

  • Increases the density of your lawn and helps counter unwanted weeds.
  • To be done in spring or early autumn.
  • Follow the recommended rate using quality Fafard turf seed adapted to sunlight conditions.

Repair of damaged surfaces*

  • Choose a period when the temperature varies between 20ºC and 25ºC (during the day) and between 14ºC and 18ºC (at night).
  • Remove weeds and rocks. Rack yellowed or damaged lawn.
  • Spread VIVE PELOUSE® potting soil 2.5 cm (1 in) thick.
  • Incorporate the seed, as recommended by the manufacturer, using a leaf rake.
  • Water well and keep moist during germination. It is recommended to water 10 to 20 minutes per day in the same place during the first 2 weeks of seeding.

Lime application

  • Check soil pH. Ideally, it should be between 6 and 7, but if the soil is too acidic, apply DOLOMITIC LIMES according to pH and recommendations.
  • Can be done at the same time as topdressing

Fertilizer application, topdressing, overseeding and repair of damaged surfaces are four steps that can be done at the same time

SUMMER

Fertilizer application

  • Apply natural fertilizer SUMMER FOR PELOUSE 7-2-3, an organic fertilizer that provides a steady supply of minerals throughout the summer.

or

  • Apply NUTRITE 18-0-12 summer organo-mineral fertilizer without phosphate.
  • Make two passes with the spreader, in width and length for uniformity.
  • Water if there is no rain within three days.

Mowing the lawn

  • Have a good mowing height of 7 to 8 cm (3 in).
  • Leave the trimmings on the ground. They provide 30% of the annual fertilization required.

Watering

  • A lawn requires a minimum of 25 mm (1 in) of water per week.
  • A watering of 1.5 hours per week corresponds to this quantity.

Weed Removal

  • It is recommended to regularly pull weeds before they produce seeds.

Autumn

Fertilizer application

  • Apply natural fertilizer FOR PELOUSE 4-2-9, a balanced fertilizer rich in potassium. It helps prepare the lawn for dormancy.

or

  • Apply NUTRITE 10-2-15 Fall organo-mineral fertilizer without phosphate.
  • Make two passes with the spreader in width and length for uniformity
  • Water if there is no rain within three days

Mowing the lawn

  • In October, gradually reduce mowing height to 5 cm (2 in).
  • Using a lawnmower, shred the dead leaves of trees to feed the soil.

Topdressing

  • Apply 3 mm (1/8) Biosol Marine Compost using the Fafard Compost Spreader.
  • A 35 litre bag covers 12 m² (118 ft²).
  • Excellent time of year for topdressing.
  • Helps control thatch.
  • Supply of decomposable organic matter by microorganisms

Overseeding

  • Reseed after the last mowing at the end of October.
  • Follow the recommended rate using quality Fafard turf seed adapted to sunlight conditions.
  • Rain and snow will allow the seeds to incorporate into the soil for early germination in spring.
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Pruning trees, shrubs and conifers

Tree pruning is designed to maintain tree symmetry and encourage the growth of strong branches. So as to have balanced carpenter and secondary branches.

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