Tips

Mow As needed during growing season. Remove only a third of the blade at each mowing. Leave clippings on your lawn as they provide valuable nutrients and moisture.
Water 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water once a week and also during summer months if rainfall is inadequate. Water deeply and infrequently to promote deep roots.
Overseed Late spring or mid-August to mid-October.
Check for Grubs Mid-March through May and early September through November.
Check for Chinch Bug Mid-July to mid-August.
Check for Sod Webworm Sod webworms are caterpillars that feed in the thatch on home lawns. Check in September.
Check for European Cranefly Watch for damage mid-May to mid-June. Larvae, known as leatherjackets, feed in October through early winter.
Dethatch and Aerate Spring or fall during good growth. Helps soil breathe.

Problem Solutions
Weeds in lawn or garden fiesta weed control
Weeds in sidewalk, patio stones, driveway, etc. acetic acid (horticultural vinegar); herbicidal soap/fatty acids
Grubs in lawn nematodes
Aphids on plants insecticidal soap/fatty acids; pyrethrum/pyrethrins
Black spot, powdery mildrew on plants or flowers sulphur
Ants, earwigs, cockroaches silicon dioxide/diatomaceous earth; borax/boric acid
Scale on plants mineral/horticultural oil
Caterpillars bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
Slugs in garden silicon dioxide/diatomaceous earth; ferric phosphate

Product label ingredients - glossary of terms

Fiesta Weed Control - works fast with results in days, kills a wide range of broadleaf weeds and moss. Is derived from iron and has no unpleasant odour.

Acetic Acid (horticultural vinegar) - stronger than household vinegar. Kills weeds on contact. Works best on younger weeds.

Soap/Fatty Acids - for control of either insects (insecticidal soap) or weeds (herbicidal soap). Fatty acids in soap affect the cells of plants and insects, causing death.

Nematodes - microscopic-sized worms that attack most types of grubs in the soil.

Pyrethrum/Pyrethrins - a toxin made from pyrethrum daisies. It is effective against a wide range of insects.

Sulphur - a naturally occurring element that controls fungi by preventing the germination of fungal spores.

Diatomaceous Earth - also known as Silicon Dioxide. A powder made from crushed fossils of marine organisms. Each particle has tiny, sharp edges that kill many types of insects.

Borax/Boric Acid - a white powder mined from deposits in the earth. Boric acid attacks the nervous system of insects.

Mineral/Horticultural Oil - coats and kills insects growing on the plant. Caution: may also kill beneficial insects.

Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt.) - a naturally occuring bacterium that attacks the digestive system of insects.


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