Archive | June, 2013

Treating for Grubs and Japanese Beetles

26 Jun
Grubs and Japanese Beetles are hard at work in your garden.  Don’t fret!  Nematodes work to control these pests which eat your grass and later the leaves off your trees.  As cold weather approaches, these grub become inactive and spend the winter in the soil.  Nematodes are microscopic parasitic roundworms that transport and feed on bacteria. When they find a grub, the nematodes penetrate the larva and inoculate it with bacteria which quickly multiply within the grub’s body. The nematode then feeds on the bacteria.
This product will be very effective in controlling White Grubs and Japanese Beetles if used at the right time.  For best results apply twice a year, spring and late summer or early fall. Temperature of soil should be no colder than 15C degrees. The main insect to control is the white grub who will hatch in summer and feed on grass roots through fall.  Easy to apply, just mix with water (spray or container) and apply.  Store package at a cool temperature and use before the expiry date.  Each package contains 50 million, enough to cover 2500 sq. ft. This product is not a pesticide and is safe around people, plants, and pets. It is also harmless to beneficial insects.   For more information, please contact us.

Got Dirt?

17 Jun Photo by Kristina Mlinaric

Come watch our new soil screening plant in action!  We screen topsoil on site and keep it dry and undercover ready for pick up.  Acer carries bulk topsoil at an incredible value, below our competitor’s rates.  New this year bulk mushroom compost.  We also have delivery available and provide quantity discounts.

If you are looking for a place to dump old sod or soil Acer will recycle it at a fee of $15 per load. Branches can be dumped for $20 a load.

Soil LoadingAcer also carries:

  • Triple Mix: a blend of manure, mushroom compost, sand and mulch
  • Bagged Manure: horse, cow, sheep, and mushroom
  • Black Loam: top dressing


Father’s Day Ideas

7 Jun

Without fail, men gravitate to certain items in the Acer gift shop.  These include:

  • Garden Tools for homeowners and contractors
  • Bird Houses
  • Lighted House Numbers
  • Fish and Duck Barbeque Lighters
  • As well as other unique items
Visit Acer today for a unique gift for Dad and view the slide show for more ideas.

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