NQ Rural Supplies are not only for farmers. We also have a huge range of items for the backyard gardener. We stock a wide range of fertilisers, pesticides, insecticides, gardening tools, potting mix, seed raising mix, seeds, clippers and bulk laundry detergents. We are also now the proud stockists of Husqvarna Battery Power tools. If there is something you want and we don't have it - just ask and we may be able to 'special order' it in for you. With our long list of well known brands and suppliers, we are sure to have what you need with the advice to match.
Lawn Armyworms have hatched in plague proportions with the arrival of the recent heavy rain and are affecting new and old lawns alike. Some eggs have come with new turf, other infestations have come from moths flying in from surrounding grass areas, settling into lawns that are lush and high in nitrogen. Unfortunately, the egg stage has no effective control methods and is extremely difficult to find the eggs laid deep in the grass. A couple of weeks after egg laying, thousands of small caterpillars hatch out, hide in the base of the lawn, come up at night and eat the leaves off the grass. As they grow bigger, they eat more each night until the new leaves are unable to keep up with the feeding frenzy. The worst damaged areas are usually in shaded areas where they can feed for longer in the shade before the sun sends them back down again. The lawn looks dead, but recovers quickly once sprayed with a suitable insecticide. There are a number of suitable insecticides that are registered to kill armyworms. Always follow the recommended rates on the label of the chemical you are using and be sure to protect yourself with appropriate protective gear (i.e. gloves, mask, safety glasses). Chemicals that will control Armyworm are Bifenthrin, Chlorpyrifos, Carbaryl, Pyrethrum and Dipel. Come in and see us to get the right advice for the control of this nasty little pest.
ARMY WORM CONTROL
We stock the range of Katek organic fertilisers. These fertilisers contain everything you could want in an organic fertiliser from chook poop to worm castings – absolutely perfect for vegetable gardens.
Katek also makes a marvellous Potting Mix. This mix contains clean organics, trace elements, added fertilisers and added water saving crystals.
Nitrophoska – A high nitrogen synthetic fertiliser that is perfect for yellowing lawns, garden beds, fruit trees etc. Use this sparingly and don’t forget to water it in well after application.
Five in One – A very good balance of composted organics and fertilisers – containing blood and bone, chook poop, cow and sheep manure, mushroom compost and trace elements. This fert is perfect for soil preparation and soil maintenance for veggie gardens.
There are many other fertiliser options in store and we are more than happy to help you choose the right product for your needs.
Lawn Mower Parts and Accessories
Once you have got your grass growing like mad, you'll have to mow it. We stock a good range of Mower Blades and other bits and pieces to get the job done -
Mower blades and bolts for the following Brands ........
Trimmer Line in various sizes. eg. Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Black.
Plus other necessities such as Spark Plugs, Filters, Brushcutter Blades, Whippersnipper Universal Midget heads, 2 Stroke premium oil.
We have a chemical solution for almost every problem you encounter in your backyard.
A quick snapshot of:
‘What kills what’
**Don’t forget to add a wetting agent to your chemical to get maximum results**
There is a huge range of herbicides and pesticides in store - just ask and we can arrange a solution for your pesty problems.
**Always follow spray rate directions on packs**
We have a great selection of fungicides (and let's face it, you'll need them living up here in North Queensland).
Here is a quick list of a few items that may help in your vegetable gardens and ornamentals. If you need any advice, remember you can always contact us. Always follow your label for best results.
Lime Sulphur Fungicide (also insecticide)
This is a concentrated lime sulphur solution for the control of certain diseases, insects and mites on fruit, citrus, roses, vegetables and ornamentals. it will control most scale, a range of mites, powdery mildew, rust, brown rot, black spot, leaf curl and freckle.
This is a broad spectrum fungicide for the control of a wide range of diseases on fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. It is easy to use and will help control leaf curl, leaf spots, blights, downy mildew and many more fungal issues.
this is a systemic fungicide that is absorbed by the foliage and travels down to the roots. It is low toxic with no witholding period. It will also boost the plant's own defence mechanisms to help prevent disease. Anti Rot will control collar rot, phytophthora root rot in citrus, avocados and ornamentals.
Mancozeb Plus can be used to control fungal problems on an extensive range of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. It can also be applied to lawns to prevent the common fungal problems dollar spot and brown patch. This product can also be used as a miticide.
Cement & Concrete Products
Cementing around the home? We can help - with the product ..... not the actual work :)
We stock a large range of Oska Tools. This brand is great quality and very economical. If there is an item in their range that we do not have, we are very happy to order it for you. A quick selection of our most popular Oska Tools are below -
Square Mouth Shovels
At NQ Rural, we stock a range of Rocky Point Mulching Mulches. The benefits of mulching your garden are many -
In stock now -
Sugar Cane Mulch
This certified sugar cane mulch is a 100% natural organic. It is clean, safe and cost effective. It will break down quickly, thus enriching the soil with organic matter and replenishing the soil with nitrogen – all the while deterring and slowing weed growth. Perfect for your garden or potted plants. This bag will cover approximately 7 square metres.
* We also stock bales of clean dry mulching hay. These can be spread out or the 'biscuits' or sections peel off each bale and place whole over the garden. This product will also provide similar protection for your soil and plant health.
Heaps of things here to help out.