Got a pest problem? Fight garden and lawn damage naturally with beneficial insects and eco-friendly fertilizers.
We offer a selection of biological pest control products to help you manage a healthy garden, whether you're looking to control aphids with live Canadian ladybugs or introduce gentle and hard-working pollinators such as Mason & Leafcutter Bees to your plants. We also carry Praying Mantis - a natural predator against harmful insects and Nematodes for combating lawn damage done by lawn grubs.
Need help identifying plant problems?
If you're having trouble identifying a pest problem in your garden, our expert staff will be able to assist you. Bring in a sample of the insect, leaves or branches and some photos from the affected plant to the Help and Advice Booth in our store and our staff will do all they can to help you with:
- Control Recommendations
- Product Suggestions
Good plant care is the best defense!
Healthy plants are more resistant to weeds, bugs and diseases. There are steps that you as a gardener can take to help your gardens and indoor plants stay healthy and beautiful throughout the year.
- Check the preferred growing conditions before you plant.
- Choose hardy and disease-resistant varieties.
- Space plants to ensure good air circulation around the base.
- Water in the morning to prevent fungus growth.
- Deep water to encourage good root structure.
- Fertilize regularly to keep plant in good health.
- Apply mulch to prevent weeds and retain moisture.
- Add compost to add nutrients and encourage beneficial insects.
- Encourage birds, butterflies and bees to your garden by planting pollinator-friendly plants.
- Apply new soil in spring to cover any exposed roots.
- Monitor for pests regularly, Sticky tape traps can help identify pests.
- Plant companion plants like marigolds, nasturtiums and herbs to help discourage pests.
- Remove diseased or infected leaves, do not compost in yard.
- Remove weeds to prevent competition for nutrients and water.
- Protect tender shrubs and evergreens for the winter especially in exposed locations.
- Remove winter wrapping on a cloudy day once the day temperature is 5°C or above.
- Check if you have a late budding shrub before deciding to dig it up.
- Water plants well once a week if they need it.
- Make sure the light conditions are appropriate.
- Ensure soil has good drainage.
- Use indoor plant fertilizer.
- Ensure plants have a large enough pot so that they do not become pot bound.
- Always re-pot using good quality container soil not garden soil.
- Keep plants away from outside and vent drafts.