How To Protect Your Waxy Hostas From Slugs & Snails
10 March 2017 04:33
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Over the last few year Hostas have become one of the best-selling plants out there. Easy to grow, low maintenance and often out living many other plants in the garden – it’s no wonder they’re so popular. They do, however, have one natural-born enemy… Slugs and snails.
There are few things tastier to a gastropod than a big, juicy Hosta. Which is why it’s important for gardeners to take their protection seriously. We have developed a product that can be applied directly to the plants leaves, which is perfect for the large leaves of a Hosta.
Envii Feed & Protect
Envii Feed & Protect is a plant food AND slug & snail deterrent. Its first job is to provide essential micro-nutrients to the plant which allows it to grow to its full potential. But what makes Feed & Protect so special is that it makes the leaves taste bitter to gastropods. Rather than filling your garden with ugly blue pellets that could endanger other wildlife, you can deter slugs and snails in a harmless and natural way.
Feed & Protect comes in a powder form that you dilute in water. Due to the fact that Hostas have very waxy leaves you can add a small squirt of washing up liquid into the solution. This helps the plant’s leaves absorb the solution and make sure it is fully effective.
Envii Feed & Fortify
Our other slug and snail protection is called Envii Feed & Fortify. Unlike Feed & Protect, this is a physical protection. It’s a form of food-grade diatomaceous earth that desiccates (dries out) gastropods as they pass over it. This means it basically acts as a barrier to your plant the same way a moat protects a castle. Feed & Fortify also contains iron silicates which are absorbed into the soil and improve the plant’s intake of nutrients and therefore its health and growth.
Stopping Slugs & Snails For Good
All gardeners know that slugs and snails will never stop in their mission. That’s why having a two-pronged approach to stopping them is so important. While both products work well alone, adding them together will stop the relentless gastropods for good.