Put the ‘win’ into your winter garden prep.

With the right tools and actions, you will stay on top of your garden’s needs without struggling with pest invasions, Prepare to encounter pests during the colder months. Use a thorough approach to ensure they don’t wreck entire ruin on roses and conifers.


Give your roses the best care with protective solutions against pests such as insects, arachnids and fungal diseases with Efekto’s Rosecare range. Efekto offers not one, but three solutions for each of your unique pest needs.

First up, Efekto Rosecare 3 works as both an insecticide and fungicide. For a ready-to-use insecticide and fungicide option, look to Efekto Rosecare 3 RTU as it is a more convenient solution. Lastly, for a three-in-one solution, use Efekto Rosecare® Plus – an insecticide, acaricide and fungicide.


Red spider mite
These tiny mites have a red body, often found on the underside of leaves, alongside their fine webs. While they feed on sap, these pests cause leaves to turn silver, grey and later brown, resulting in rapid deterioration of your plants.
Give your garden the defence it needs with:

  • Efekto Kumulus WG works by physical action to give safe and effective control of powdery mildew, rust, thrips, red spider mite and other mites. It is ideal for use on fruit and vegetables (same day spray and eat), and for use on garden plants. Also for the control of pernicious scale on dormant roses.
  • Efekto Oleum concentrate controls aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and Australian bugs. It is ideal for use on fruit trees, citrus (same day spray and eat), and for use on garden plants and shrubs.
Cypress aphids on conifers
This pest is a brownish soft-bodied aphid and sucks sap from twigs of conifers, causing damage to the tree – ranging from discolouring of the affected twig to the death of the tree.
Preventative treatment is recommended from May to September.
Protect your conifers with Efekto Insecticide Granules Plus. This ready-to-use insecticide controls aphids, mealybugs, thrips and scale insects on conifers, flowers, and garden shrubs in the home garden.

Rose reminder

Be sure to check on your roses regularly during winter. After pruning, use Efekto Kumulus WG to combat insects and diseases like powdery mildew, fungal diseases, certain mites, and thrips,


Now is the time to clean up diseased plants and remove invasive weeds.
Learn more with our blog post on weed control.


Referenced from Efekto, Greenfingers: Winter Gardening Guide

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