Having troubles with some of your plants?
One of the first steps for treating a disease or pest with your plants is to identify what’s wrong. This can be done in a variety of ways. There are plenty of books to identify pests and diseases, however, if you don’t have anything at hand at home, the internet is the next best thing. Google is filled with databases of diseases and pests – with pictures – such as this one here. This website specifically is put out by Bonide, which is where we get most of our products from. The website is user friendly and lets you search by name of disease/pest or picture. They also have a symptoms list that one can look at too. Using a internet resource like this is one of the best ways to compare and see if your symptoms match up with anything.
Another good option is to call us! (phone number can be found under our info page). After being in the plant business as long as we have, we know a thing or two about bugs and diseases! The easiest method is to call us, or to bring in a picture or piece of your struggling plant, so we can diagnose it! Once you know what it is, we can direct you to the best product or course of action to get your plants back to looking their best!
Here is a list of products we carry here at Moraine Gardens, what they can be used on, and their functions:
Liquid Copper Fungicide: This is an organic product used for controlling powdery mildew, black spot and rust. For roses, fruits, and vegetables, ornamentals and turf. This product comes in a concentrate and a spray.
Fung-onil: This is a multipurpose fungicide can be used for leaf spots, rust blights, fruit rots, mildews, scab, molds, and other diseases. It can be used on vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The active ingredient in it is chlorothalonil. This product comes in a concentrate and a spray.
Fruit Tree Spray: This concentrate controls a huge variety of insects and diseases on fruit trees, flowers, ornamental evergreens and strawberries. This is the product we most often recommend for any issues with fruit trees.
Fruit Tree & Plant Guard Concentrate: This is a product that can be used to control both insects and diseases, such as aphids, Japanese beetles, plum curculio, leafhopper, powdery mildew, apple scab, flyspeck, and other insects and diseases. It can be sued on fruit, nut, and ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers.
Bon-Neem Concentrate: This is a product that controls insects, diseases and mites on vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, roses, flowers shrubs. It can be used up to the day of harvest.
Sluggo Plus: This is an insecticide that can be used to kill earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs, pillbugs, slugs, and snails. This can be used for organic gardening, and can be used on vegetables, fruit trees, citrus, berries, ornamentals, shrubs, flowers, trees, lawns, gardens, and greenhouses. The active ingredients are iron phospahte and spinosad.
Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew: This product is for organic gardening, and is used for bagworms, borers, beetles, caterpillars, codling moth, gypsy moth, loopers, leaf miners, spider mties, tent caterpillars, thrips, and more. This can be used on fruits, vegetables, berries, citrus, grapes, nuts, and ornamentals. The active ingredient is spinosin. We carry Captain Jack’s as a concentrate, spray, and dust.
Eight Insect Control: This insecticide concentrate kills bugs on contact, and can be used for over 130 insect pests, including earwigs, budworms, ants, leafhoppers, aphids, and japanese beetles. It can be used on lawns, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and ornamentals.
Hi-Yield Lime Sulfur Spray: This is a fungicide, insecticide, and miticide that can be used on fruits, nuts, ornamentals, and roses. The active ingredient is calcium polysulfide. This product comes in a concentrate.
Systemic Insect Control: This product can be used for a wide variety of insects, including aphids, flower thrips, leafminers, mealybugs, two-spotted spider mites, tent caterpillars, whiteflies, and other leaf eating caterpillars. It can be used on roses, flowers, ornamentals, shrubs, and trees. The active ingredient is acephate, and it comes in a concentrate.
Rot-Stop: This is a concentrate that helps correct tomato blossom-end rot, which is brought on by calcium deficiencies. It can be used on tomatoes, melons, and peppers.
Systemic Rose and Flower Care: This granule product protects and feeds your plants up to 8 weeks. It promotes strong roots and blooms while prtoecting the plants against insect damage. The active ingredient is imidacloprid.
Bayer All-in-one Rose and Flower Care: This concentrate acts as a fertilizer, insect control, and disease control, promoting strong roots and blooms while protecting against things like japanese beetles, aphids, black spot, powdery mildew, rust, and southern blight. Active ingredients are tebucanazole and imidacloprid.
Sulfur Plant Fungicide: This organic, ready-to-use dust can be used for controlling rust, leaf spot, powdery mildew, chiggers, mites, thrips, and scale. It can be used on fruits, vegetables, and various ornamentals.
Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Drench: This concentrate prevents insects from damaging trees and shrubs. The active ingredient is imidacloprid.
Deer Guard: This concentrate is a deer repellant, and it can be used to protect plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs from deer foraging. The active ingredient is ammonium benzoate.
Aluminum Sulfate: This granule helps lower soil pH, and is great for acid loving plants, such as azaleas, camellia, gardenia, hemlock, hydrangeas, holly, and more. This is what should be applied to endless summer hydrangeas to keep the flowers blue.
Copperas: This powder is used on plants with chlorosis (yellowing of foliage), which is caused by iron deficiency. This product gives rich green color to lawns, shrubs, flowers, and gardens.
Liquid Iron: This concentrate corrects and prevents chlorosis (yellowing of foliage). It can be used on lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs.
Actino-Iron: This product is a soil additive for organic gardening. It is a biological fungicide with iron and humic acid, and it helps protect roots from disease causing fungi, and promotes healthy growth. This product can be used on trees, flowers, vegetables and lawns.