Ahh, summer. A time to soak up the joys of the outdoors; dining al fresco, lounging by the pool, and spending hours scouting your garden for pests and diseases. If you could use a little more of the former and a lot less of the latter, we’ve got you covered””here are some of our staff-picked and bestselling products for controlling pests and disease in your Edmonton garden.
Before You Use Any Disease and Pest Control Products
All disease and pest control products are safe and effective if used as directed; incorrect usage may not give you the results you want, and could even cause unwanted effects in your garden. No matter which products you use, it’s essential to read and follow the instructions on the packaging. To prevent any irritation to your skin or eyes, I also recommend wearing gloves and protective eyewear when using these products.
Our Favourite Pest Control Products
Best for General Pest Control: Wilson Ambush Concentrate
If you’re dealing with more than one insect problem in your garden, this awesome emulsion pest control product tackles over 40 different insects””fast. This formula is excellent for use on veggies, fruit trees, and ornamentals overrun with garden pests like tent caterpillars, corn borers, apple maggots, and potato beetles. It also comes with a measuring cup for easy, precise application.
Best Pest Product with Mosquito Control: Wilson Malathion Insecticide
If mosquito control is important to you, this formula is a great multi-purpose product to have in your pest control arsenal. It’s excellent for applying to shrubs around your yard and patio to keep the little bloodsuckers at bay, and it’s also a great product for controlling other common garden pests like aphids, mealybugs, leafminers, and mites.
Best for Getting Rid of Ants: AntOut Nematodes
Struggling with an unsightly anthill in your yard? This product is the only solution you need! It works as a slow-release, biological pest control product to specifically target ants without any risk to pets, plants, or people. Just combine AntOut with water in a watering can and pour onto up to 16 anthills. This natural product takes a few days to work, but trust me””it works.
Our Favourite Disease Control Products
Best Fungicide for Fruit Trees: Green Earth Garden Fungicide
Also effective on roses, vegetables, and other ornamentals, this spray-on formula is easy to apply (especially for higher-to-reach places) and offers effective protection against powdery mildew, rust, and black spot. Green Earth products are also formulated with natural and organic ingredients to leave minimal impact on the environment.
Best Disease Prevention for Veggie Gardens: Green Earth Bordo Copper Sprayable Powder
This powerful and versatile formula mixes into water to produce a highly-effective spray-on treatment against anthracnose, blights, leaf spots, mildew, and moulds””all common enemies in the average vegetable garden. This product can be applied to foliage and stems as needed throughout the growing season, up to 1 day before harvest!
Best Disease Prevention for Roses: Green Earth Garden Sulphur Sprayable Powder
As beautiful as they are, roses have a reputation for being a little delicate””some varieties more than others. If you’ve fallen in love with a specific type that happens to be less disease-tolerant than you’d like, this sprayable sulphur-based powder formula provides excellent protection for roses, other ornamentals, and edible plants. Effective against powdery mildew, rust, black knot, and black spot scab, you can apply this easy-to-use formula in powder form, or mix it with water and spray it on.
Still haven’t found what you need? Visit our locations in Sherwood Park or St. Albert to browse our full range of disease and pest control products and get personalized advice from our horticulture experts.