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Pest & weed solutions

There’s a microscopic world of garden pests and garden diseases wanting to feast on your plants. Luckily, we have all manner of pest solutions to help you maintain optimum plant health. Whether it’s insects, snails and slugs, fungus or weeds making themselves at home, we have a complete range of insecticides, garden sprays and sprayers to choose from. We also have a range of organic garden pest and weed solutions. Need animal deterrents? We have those too. Still confused? Our in-store horticulturists are full of garden advice. Just pop in with your problem!

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Pest and weed killer: your garden saviours at Flower Power

Is there anything more annoying than putting all your love and care into your garden, only to turn around and discover weeds and pests making themselves at home among your plants? We think not. 

Luckily, we have a huge range of solutions to help you keep little pests and sneaky weeds away from your plants and help you maintain optimum plant health. Whether it’s insects, snails and slugs, fungus or weeds making themselves at home in your garden, we have a complete range of pest deterrents, insecticides, fungicide, weed killer, garden sprays and sprayers to get rid of them and stop them coming back. We also have a range of organic garden pest and weed solutions, animal deterrents and applicators to get the job done properly. 

Still confused about how to kill weeds or pests? Our in-store horticulturists are full of garden advice. Just pop in with your problem and we’ll help you find a solution!


How to kill weeds

If you’ve got an existing weed problem in your garden, there are several ways to approach the situation. Here’s how to kill weeds yourself:

Pull them out. You can use your hands, or a hoe or fork for well-rooted, persistent weeds. Check your garden beds and pathways frequently, so you can catch weeds when they’re small, before they have a chance to root deeply or spread. Dispose of them away from your garden, or in your hot compost, so they don’t just take root again. 

Till the soil. For masses of smaller weeds, for example in between rows of veggies or shrubs, try tilling or raking the soil to dislodge and kill weeds. 

Fill the space. If you’ve got a garden that has an ongoing weed problem, fill any bare soil with hard ground cover plants so that weeds don’t have anywhere to live. 

Lay black plastic. For larger patches of weeds, lay thick black plastic over the top. This will stop sunlight and oxygen getting to them, while also essentially cooking them and killing them off. If weeds are very tall, you may want to mow or whipper snipper them first. Leave the plastic down for a few weeks, then remove it and rake out the weeds. You can also use sheets of plywood or old carpet, but it won’t heat up in the same way, so it can take longer. 


How to kill weeds in lawn

It’s important to dig out weeds from your lawn as early as possible – once they take hold they can spread fast and kill off your whole lawn. Mow your lawn regularly and keep it well fed and watered so that it grows densely and doesn’t give weeds a chance to take root. Fill in any bare areas as soon as you notice them with seeds or turf, so weeds can’t take root. 


What kills weeds permanently?

Weeds are always going to be an issue in gardens, because their seeds are brought in on the wind, shoes or animals. However, if you’re wondering what kills weeds permanently, your closest answer is going to be a high-quality weed killer. We have several options, depending on the kind of weeds and the scale of their invasion. Ask our horticulturalists for their suggestions on the right weed killer for you, and follow the instructions on the packaging. 


The best insecticide and pesticide for your garden

Insecticides and pesticides have a bad reputation in gardens, but in reality there are plenty of options that are totally safe for you to use on your plants – including your edible plants. 

Still, it’s best to apply pesticides judiciously as the less you can use the better, so choose the right time and way to use it. The best time to apply pesticides to your plants is as soon as you spot nasty pests making themselves comfortable. Most insects are most susceptible when they are young, or at the larval stage, so don’t delay in treating your plants.

For outside plants, you also need to consider the weather. If you apply pesticides just before rain, or while it’s already raining, you risk it all running off – rendering it useless to the plant and risking contaminating water sources. You also don’t want to apply products on very hot and sunny days, as the combination of sun and chemicals can cause burns to the foliage.

The best weather in which to use a pesticide or insecticide is cloudy days when there is no rain forecast and the wind is low. 

If you’ve got unwelcome guests in your garden, check out our range of pest and weed solutions online or come in-store to one of our 10 convenient Sydney locations and let our expert horticulturalists advise you on how to kill weeds, the best fungicide, insecticide or pesticide for your garden and more. 

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