Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer -Leatherjackets are the soil-dwelling larvae of the crane fly, more commonly known as Daddy Longlegs. There are many species of Daddy Longlegs, with most appearing in late August or early September. Each adult will lay around 300 eggs. This chemical-free, natural biological solution will rid your lawn of this unwanted visitor quickly.
A few weeks after laying, the eggs hatch and the larvae start to feed on the grass roots. Damage to lawns is most obvious between Autumn and Spring. Yellow patches will appear first as the grass struggles to survive without its roots. Often the most obvious sign is bird activity. Leatherjackets make a tasty snack and birds will tear up your lawn looking for these grubs under the surface. Nemasys® Biological Leatherjacket Killer is a natural product containing beneficial nematodes which seek out and kill the larvae. The nematodes then reproduce inside the dead pest and release a new generation of hungry nematodes, which disperse and search for further prey.
To achieve the most success from the nematodes, apply at the end of September or early October when the larvae have just emerged. It is important to apply Nemasys® before the soil gets too cold. Mix the Nemasys® with water (following the pack instructions) and apply immediately using a watering can or an applicator such as the Miracle-Gro Feeder. Make sure the lawn is moist and the soil temperature is above 10 degrees centigrade. Straight after application, water the grass well so that the nematodes are washed into the soil. Keep the lawn well watered for at least two weeks after application.
If applications is made at any time other than September or October, we would recommend applying a follow up application in September to ensure any newly hatched grubs are also eradicated.
- Safe and easy to use – just add water
- Sustainable and organic solution – chemical free
- Fast acting
- Safe to use around children, pets and wildlife
Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer – Composition
- 50 million Steinernema Feltiae nematodes
Each pack contains 50 million nematodes which is enough to treat 100m² in September or 50m² at any other time of the year.
Due to the perishable nature of this product it will be delivered directly from the manufacturer.
Important – This product must be refrigerated after delivery if it is not used immediately. Nematodes are a perishable living product and must be stored correctly and used before the expiry date (approx 2 weeks). Once opened the contents must be used immediately and cannot be stored.
Turf Online aims to give its customers the best possible experience by delivering the best quality products for sale in the UK. Therefore, all our perishable products are harvested fresh to order the day before delivery, and we even accept orders for next-day delivery!
Delivery charges and services vary by different types of turf and delivery location. Charges are confirmed at checkout before payment. If your order includes grass turf, topsoil, Wildflower Turf or Sedum mats, you can choose your delivery day. You should arrange for live products to be delivered on the day you will lay them. Reducing the amount of time the product is stored means significantly less potential nuisance when it comes to installation; certain issues will not have had a chance to rise. All other products are delivered within 5 working days (or usually sooner!).
How Is Your Product Delivered?
We recommend that you only make arrangements for tradespeople to carry out work on your behalf after your turf or other products have been delivered.
PLEASE NOTE: Turf, Wildflower Turf, Sedum Mats and bulk Bag products are delivered on a pallet and can only be delivered to the kerbside.
Most of our products for sale in the UK will be delivered by being transported by a pallet courier that primarily uses 18-tonne rigid trucks that are built for reaching the majority of UK addresses. However, it is possible that your delivery could be made on a larger vehicle. If access or other restrictions prevent vehicles above a certain size reaching your address, or there are other offloading or parking restrictions which could affect the delivery, let us know in the delivery notes section of checkout so that special delivery arrangements can be made. Please make sure you double check the delivery postcode and address carefully as after your order has been shipped, it is likely we will not be able to make any amendments to your order or address.
Delivery is unloaded using a manual pallet trolley which is lowered to the road by the tail lift on the truck. Unfortunately, we do not offer Hiab (truck-mounted crane) deliveries. To offload the pallet, the surface must be flat and level. Since Turf, Wildflower Turf, Sedum and topsoil can be heavy, and the pallet trolley pulled by the driver has small wheels, pallets cannot be delivered onto soil, grass or gravel – a tarmac or paved surface is required.
Kerbside delivery means that our products for sale in the UK is delivered as close as possible to the delivery address you provide. Our helpful drivers will do their best to place your delivery where you wish, such as a driveway, but this is at their discretion. If your delivery address is hard to find or the property is a new build, consider using what3words to pinpoint your delivery location. More information on what3words can be found in our Help Centre.
For more information on how The Pallet Network delivers our different types of products, please watch this short video.
What Issues Could Arise With Delivery?
If your product delivery cannot be made due to a reason you failed to make us aware of, the full cost of distribution and products will still be charged to you. We are proud that most of our turf deliveries arrive on time. Sometimes, circumstances beyond our control (extreme weather, road accidents, vehicle breakdowns or IT failures) can delay delivery, but we will make every effort to keep you updated in such an event.