Granulated WOW!

Granulated WOW!®For broadcast or drop spreaders Only from gardens alive! The same formula as original WOW!, but can be applied with either type of spreader.      Buy now…..More…    

Guide to Garden Pests and Diseases

Guide to Pests and Diseases Click on pest or disease below for a detailed description and remedy. The quick guides are still in development. Alternaria Leaf Blight (Cucurbits) Angular Leaf Spot (Cucurbits) Anthracnose (Beans) Anthracnose (Cucurbits) Anthracnose (Tomatoes) Aphids Apple Maggot Apple Scab Bacterial Brown Spot (Beans) Bacterial Spot (Peaches) Bacterial Wilt (Cucumbers) Bean Leaf Beetle Black Spot (Roses) Blister […]

Seed Starting Mix

  Natural BeginningsTM Seed-Starting Mix Helps seeds germinate faster; promotes stronger, healthier seedlings Plants on the right were grown in Natural Beginnings; those on the left were grown in a popular commercial seed-starting mix.   Through extensive research and testing, Gardens Alive! has developed a coir-based seed-starting medium that outperforms popular peat-based mixes. Our tests show that seeds started in this […]

Septic Systems Cleaner

Flow!TM Bio-Maintenance for Drains and Septic SystemsCleans drains and maintains septic systems without potentially dangerous chemicals If you could take a peek inside your kitchen sink drainpipe, you might see something like the picture on the left–a disaster waiting to happen. Use Flow! to clear slow-running drains. Flow! makes fast work of drain-clogging matter. It also keeps your septic system […]

Slug & Snail Control

Escar-Go!™ Slug & Snail Control Now, nature’s secret slug control is available to home gardeners Escar-Go! lures slugs with a naturally-occurring substance, then kills them within days. Signature Product. Escar-Go! is a unique blend of iron phosphate (it occurs naturally in soil) and a bait that lures slugs and snails away from their hiding places. Repeated studies have shown that […]

Grub-Away parasitic nematodes

Grub-AwayT Nematodes Quickly controls a wide range of destructive garden and lawn pests Grub-Away is easy to use on lawns and gardens. Just mix with water and fill your usual garden sprayer. Only from gardens alive! Grub-Away parasitic nematodes are the effective, non-chemical answer to a wide range of lawn and garden problems! We think they’re one of the best […]


Soap-Shield® Fungicidal SoapAn important breakthrough in natural disease control! With Soap-Shield, you’ll pick fresh tomatoes much later in the season than ever before! Use Soap-Shield against septoria leaf spot, blights and other tough fungal diseases. Signature Product. We’re excited to offer this patented garden fungicide to our customers. Soap-Shield is more effective than its competition and environmentally superior. Here’s why: […]

The Backyard Gardener, Your Prime Garden Source

  Pyola® Insecticidal Spray Canola oil with pyrethrins — an insecticide from plants for plants Destroys all stages of an insect’s life cycle — from eggs to adults! Has a residual repellent effect on mites and other insects Uses only vegetable derivatives, not strong-smelling petroleum distillates Does not persist for long periods in the environment Contains no piperonyl butoxide Pyola […]

Whitefly – How to control

Whitefly Description: : 1/10 to 1/16″ long, milk-white color. When disturbed, the flies flutter about like tiny snowflakes. On houseplants, greenhouse plants, fruits and vegetables, they cause leaves to yellow and dry. Black sooty mold grows on honeydew secretions of whiteflies. Leaves drop early. Solution: Oil-AwayTM Insecticidal Spray provides excellent control, even of the Sweet Potato Whitefly strain. Release Encarsia […]

Apple Scab

Apple Scab Description: The main disease of apples everywhere. Symptoms are scabby fruit, premature fruit drop and leaf infection, followed by early defoliation. The following year, you’ll find reduced fruit bud development and general weakening of the tree. The fungus which causes apple scab overwinters in leaf litter. Spring winds blow spores into the tree canopy, resulting in lesions on […]