Leatherjacket Nematodes 500 sqm
Use Nemasys Leatherjacket Nematodes to deal with a leatherjacket infestation, without any of the precautions associated with chemical use, such as excluding children and pets from treated areas.
Leatherjacket nematodes for lawn protection. Leatherjackets are the larval stage of the crane fly or daddy-long-legs. Leatherjacket larvae are about 2.5cm (1" long), greyish black in colour, legless and with no distinct head.
When you start to see the adult daddy-long-legs in your garden (normally towards the end of August) you will know that in a few days they will be laying eggs. These will hatch quickly, within two weeks. The young start to feed, continuing throughout winter, ready to gorge on grass roots in spring.
How to Order: The manufacturer recommends that nematodes are applied every 6 weeks. For single deliveries or multiple, follow the simple instructions below.
Step 1. Select the week you would like your nematodes delivered and then add them to your basket.
Step 2. For multiple deliveries, just repeat step 1 remembering to select a different date each time. All the dates are for the "week commencing" so will arrive during that week. This gives you the choice of delivery dates so you can avoid times when you are not around.
Delivery is completely free when just ordering nematodes. Should you purchase any other items then our standard delivery charge will apply.
This is also suitable for scarid fly (Fungus Knat).
The nematodes come complete with instructions and can be applied using a watering can or nematode applicator. You just apply to moist soil when the soil temperature is above 5ºC (41ºF) and ensure the soil does not dry out for at least two weeks after applying the nematodes. Nematodes are capable of surviving the odd frost, so don't worry if the temperature falls after you have applied them.
Please note these are a live product and have an expiry date usually about 2 weeks - this product is non returnable.
Best applied: August - October