Be Proactive Against Pests by Being Dormant

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Spring is upon us once again and with that comes the flush of new growth followed by the awakening of hungry insects! One good product to help keep your new young foliage beautiful this spring is All Seasons Horticultural & Dormant Spray Oil.

Dormant Oil is an easy and organic way of deterring pests by suffocating out anything that may have overwintered on your plants, including any eggs that may have also made it through the winter. January, February and March is the only time we’re cool enough to use it. Use it much later and you run the risk of burning your plants as it is an oil. It’s easy to use- just hook it up to your hose and spray to the point of dripping. It can be used on woody ornamentals, Crape Myrtles, Hibiscus, Allamandas, and many more.  I have also found that it helps to soften up the black sooty mold that tends to stay around after an infestation of aphids, whitefly, etc. making it easier to wash/spray off.  It also makes the plant sprayed all shiny and new looking again!


Note: Do not use on ferns or succulents!



4 Comments on “Be Proactive Against Pests by Being Dormant”

  1. will this product hurt clematis or other perennial flowering plants? My apricot tree has these plants below it.

    1. Hi Renee – right now its too hot to use this oil. Since its a heavy oil, you risk burning your plants. The best time to use it is October-March. Come see us and we’ll find you a product that will work for you this time of year!

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