Weed Control

  • Soil Mender Enhanced Vinegar includes 10% vinegar, orange oil, molasses, and a natural surfactant. All organic. Enhanced Vinegar burns foliage but will not kill the root system.

  • Bonide Burn Out herbicide is clove oil based, also burns foliage, and comes with a wonderful clove scent.  We use it in the greenhouse just for that reason!

  • Fertilome herbicides are premium nationally branded products that have great quality and consistency.

  • Over-The-Top Grass Killer – Kills unwanted grasses in flower and shrub beds without harming most desirable broad leafed plant

  • Bush and Stump Killer – For the control of unwanted woody plants, vines and broadleaf weeds around homes, cabins, fences, walkways and other NON-CROP areas. Read the directions carefully.

  • Weed Free Zone – consistently fast weed control on tough weeds like clover, plantain, ground ivy spurge and other listed weeds. This product is designed to be used in turf situations for broad leafed weeds.

  • High Yield products are produced by Fertilome but carry a more generic label and are priced accordingly. You get the same great Fertilome quality but at less cost.

  • KILL-ZALL Weed and Grass Killer – 40% concentrate systemic weed  and grass killer. Kills weeds and grasses completely, roots and foliage.  We like this product because it is less expensive and contains a spreader/sticker for better coverage. Rain fast in 2 hours.

Pest Control

Lady Bugs are an extremely effective way of controlling pests in a greenhouse or garden.  They are voracious predators of aphids and white fly and will seek and destroy pests where sprays often cannot reach.  I find lady bugs to sometimes be more effective than sprays and use them extensively and weekly at our Bayfield greenhouses. We carry lady bugs year-round and they have a 2 week shelf life in the refrigerator.

Don’t forget to monitor pest populations with yellow sticky traps, another great Safer product.  Insects are attracted to yellow and blue, therefore they get stuck on sticky cards when they fly or crawl onto the card.  Why spray when you don’t have to?  These cards let you actually see what the pest population is doing in your greenhouse or garden

We also offer a variety of organic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to meet your gardening needs.

Safer products provide non-chemical insect control and protection for virtually all outdoor and indoor plants.  Safer Soap has been the standard insecticidal soap for many years; safe, reliable, and very effective on soft bodied insects.  Insecticidal soaps work by washing the insect’s protective cuticle away causing the insect to desiccate and die.  This type of control is very effective and organic.  Other quality Safer.products include vegetable garden spray, BT spray, and organic fungicide.  All of the Safer products are organic, safe, and effective.

Fertilome products are available in organic formulations this year.  Native Roots is pleased to carry the Natural Guard line of organically formulated insect control products from Fertilome.  including horticultural oil, spinosad, hot pepper spray, and neem oil.

Bonide products encompass a broad range of organic control products from insect control to fungicides to herbicides.  Their products are very safe and effective with attractive packaging and detailed instructions.   Native Roots carries many Bonide products including organic Garden Pyrethrin derived from chrysanthemum flowers.  Bonide products are guaranteed so you can be assured of their safety and effectiveness.

Monterey Chemicals is a progressive company that blends various natural and organic oils to control and repel various insect species.  Their Neem Oil product is a very high quality Neem oil concentrate and we have had great results with their Miticide spray product.  This is a combination of several organic oils that is very effective in controlling spider mites, especially on roses and cannabis.  Remember that spider mites are not insects, but rather arachnids, so insecticides will not control them.  Therefore having a good quality miticide in your tool box is a must.

Organic Pest Repellants We have found that Bobbex deer and rodent repellent is a product that really does what it says it will do.  Bobbex is a mix of naturally repulsive organic products that repel deer and rabbits as well as protects flower bulbs from gophers and ground squirrels.  It is effective for up to two weeks per application on surface plants and will protect treated bulbs for a full season.  It also has a slight fertilization component that will green up annuals and young vegetable plants.  Native Roots carries both the ready to use Bobbex as well as concentrate in quantities from one quart bottles to five gallon pales.

Got grasshoppers?  That is a common question during the summer months in La Plata county and the answer is usually YES!  Nolo Bait is the answer to grasshoppers.  Locally produced, Nolo Bait is a corn meal based product laced with a bacteria that kills only grasshoppers and will have no effect on other organisms especially other insects, pets, and humans.  The beauty of Nolo Bait is that it will persist in the environment for several months controlling grasshoppers through out the summer and even into the following spring.  We carry small containers for the homeowner and we can special order large bags for those of you with acreage.  We use Nolo Bait at our Bayfield greenhouse farm and have had terrific results. It may seem expensive but well worth every penny in the long lasting control it gives of grasshoppers.

Here’s a product we stumbled across several years ago to control slugs at our Bayfield greenhouse farm.  Sluggo slug bait is nothing more than pelletilized  iron phosphate fertilizer but boy does it control slugs.  Most chemical slug baits are very toxic to the environment and can be absorbed by edible vegetable plants, so we were very excited when this product first came on the market.  Slugs seem to be attracted to the pellets so Sluggo can be lightly broadcast through out the garden between irrigations. You’ll get fertilization and slug control in one step.