It is best to do this during your evening watering as the soil won’t dry out so quickly, giving the nematodes time to go beneath the soil.
Apply the nematode solution to moist soil.
When applying nematodes to grass or flowerbeds, water well afterwards so that the nematodes are washed into the soil.
If you have to apply nematodes during the day (especially if hot) again make sure you water them in well so the soil doesn’t dry out before they have gone beneath the soil.
Plan to control slugs from early in the season when they are young and before they start to do the damage.
See the advice on when it is best to apply each product to target the pest you want to get rid of. Remember that there can be an 8-week difference in the seasons between the north and south of the UK.
Most garden chemicals (including fertilizers) can be used with nematodes. However, it is best to apply them at different times.
Nematodes are natural organisms, already present in our soil. They are not pests, but prey on garden pests giving us natural garden pest controls, that are environmentally friendly, safe for children, pets and wildlife.. All the nematodes in Nemaslug and the Nemasys range are naturally found in UK soil. Research scientists have isolated the nematode that kills a specific garden pest, whether slugs, vine weevils, chafer grubs, leatherjackets, caterpillars or codling moth. Millions of nematodes are bred to be easily applied by gardeners. When nematodes can no longer find prey they will die back to their original numbers.
Benefits of using nematodes:
Easy to apply
Harmless to children, pets, birds and wildlife.
Unlike many chemicals, can assist wildlife in combating pests without posing a risk to wildlife itself.