Having healthy plants, without harming the environment are two goals we continuously strive to achieve in our selection of pest management products.
The Grieder Garden & Design Center does not sell a packaged four step lawn program. "If you don't need it, don't use it."The Grieder approach to lawn care is on a case by case basis. What works for your neighbor might not work for you. This philosophy does not sacrifice plant health, but does promote a healthy environment by using only the chemicals you need when you need them.
Pest Management Recommendations
Pest control has several categories. The two most requested are: weed control and insect control. In both cases following these three simple steps promotes healthy plants and a healthy environment.
Step 1: Identification of the Pest
(You have to know what the problem is, where the pest is, about how long you think its been there, before you can control it.)
Step 2: To what extent is the damage caused by the pest.
(Having 15 dandelions does not require spraying the entire yard. Spot spraying is a much better approach.) (If insect related sometimes taking a sheet of white computer papper and lightly tapping the branch, you suspect the pests are on, can collect the insects so you can bring them in to us to help you identify the insect.
Step 3: Use the right chemical at the right time.
(Applying the right chemical at the wrong time, and vice-versa, wastes time and money and does little to promote a healthy environment)
Here at the Grieder Garden & Design Center we offer many of options for your pest control needs, including a few organic options.
Diple Dust (Fertilome & Bonide) - both products take care of a range of insects including; bagwarms, gympsy moths, and tomato horn worms.
Diatomaceous Earth (Natural Guard) - controls cockroaches, ants, earwigs, crickets, millipedes, centipeds, silverfish, fleas, bedbugs, grasshoppers and slugs. Indoor & Outdoor Use
Insecticidal Soap (Natural Guard) - in a ready to use spary bottle, use on vegetables, fruit & nut trees, ornamentals, flowers, and trees. Can be used up to day of harvest.
For more details about our pest management products, stop by the Grieder Design Center.
Reminder: We do not diagnose plant diseases or pests over the phone. Please bring in a good sample in a sealed plastic bag for identification.
If you feel it is something that needs to have diagnostic tests ran, the University of Illinois Extension has a testing facility in Urbana. You can stop by an Extension office near you to get more information about sending in your samples!
Garden and Design Center:
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm
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Employment Opportunities Available
Garden & Design Center
Full time Associate
Outgoing person with plant knowledge and great communication skills!
Prefer a degree in Horticulture or extensive knowledge with plants and their care. Our garden center carries trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals and you will be required to assist clients with plant care and selection. We also sell hardscape materials for DIY landscaping. Experience in a garden center will be a plus. You will be required to lift 50lbs and will participate in our custom potting program. This position is part of a three person full time team and will share in all operational responsibilities throughout the year as required..
Friendly, helpful individuals that will assist in plant and product care. Our garden center carries trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals and you will be required to assist clients with plant care and selection. We also sell hardscape materials for DIY landscaping. Experience in a garden center will be a plus. You will be required to lift 50lbs and the staffing needs require that the individuals for these position are able to operate our Caterpillar inloader and smaller tractor to load clients bulk materials into their trucks and trailers. You will take phone orders and operate our registers.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org