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Category Archives: Fungus Gnats

Applied BENEFICIAL NEMATODES for the fungus gnat larvae

It seemed like nothing I did was taking down the fungus gnat population – I cannot even explain the infestation I have – it is ridiculous. ¬†Over several weeks I have tried the soap and water – neem – spinosad – and still the mulch pretty much flies when you crouch down and look at …

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Neem root soil drench

Today I am going to drench the soil around my fungus gnat infected plants with a dilution of neem (greenlight brand) and water…..in hopes that if the gnat larvae infected the roots with fungal spores that will take care of it. I have to have patience as I probably will not see a recovery in …

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FUNGUS GNAT infestation in mulch

In early December I completed my entire front yard transformation with NO GRASS. My front yard consists solely of huge garden beds complete with mulch. I started recognizing a decline in many of the shrubs I planted almost 3 months ago that were THRIVING prior to the mulch installation. In particular, my Texas Sage was …

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