Types of Plant Disease

Plants are susceptible to disease. Many of the plants we grow in our garden have been bred for traits that we desire, such as flowers, large fruit, good flavour and shape.

There are Over 500 Weed Species in Kiwi Lawns.

Kiwicare LawnPro lawn care products solve the weed problems common in New Zealand lawns. We know because we get rid of them all.

Rats and Mice in the Garden

Rats and mice are pests in the garden. They eat seeds and seedlings, gnaw and damage irrigation pipework, live in compost heaps and leave urine and droppings that can carry disease.

Testimonial - Organic Super Spraying Oil

Roses are now completely aphid free and I've just become a fan of your Super Spraying Oil.

NO Cats & Dogs

I hasten to add my complete satisfaction with the product in deterring cat and dogs...

Stop Onehunga Prickles in Your Lawn

Onehunga Prickle Weed is a common weed of lawns and recreational turf and is probably one of the most hated because of its prickly seeds which are painful to walk on.

Winter Spray Program

Ensure your garden explodes with health in spring by taking a little time now to protect your trees, shrubs and roses from pests and diseases.

Testimonial for Weed Weapon

A breakthrough in Weed control. Weed Weapon is faster acting weedkiller that controls a broader range of weeds and grasses than traditional weedkillers. Read what people have to say..

Testimonial for Nourish Organic Fertiliser

Nourish is a very popular product in our organic range. With four specifically designed types Citrus, Flower, Vegetable and All Purpose it is hard to find a better source of rich liquid nutrients for your plants. Read what people have to say...

Testimonial for Organic Caterpillar BioControl

As one of our most popular products in our organic range, Organic Caterpillar BioControl is an excellent way to keep those hungry caterpillars off your Fruit and Vegetables. Read what people have to say...

Ruud Kleinpaste on Weed Weapon

Weed Weapon is bloody fast!

Breakthrough in weed control

A breakthrough in Weed control. Weed Weapon is faster acting weedkiller that controls a broader range of weeds and grasses than traditional weedkillers.

Weed Weapon Time Lapse Video

Tired of spraying weeds and coming back a week later to find no change; that they’re still green and standing tall? It leaves you wondering 'Did I spray it properly? Do I have to do it again?'

Organic Winter Care

Ensure your garden explodes with health in spring by taking a little time now to protect your trees and shrubs from pests and diseases.

Ellerslie Flower Show

Ellerslie International Flower Show is on in Christchurch's Hagley Park 7th-11th March 2012.

Nourish - An incredible difference!

We have had fantastic feedback from our customers about our new Nourish Organic Fertiliser Range. Look at the incredible difference Nourish Flower has made to this Christchurch garden!

What are Weeds?

Weeds are plants in the wrong place; where they may look unsightly or cause harm to garden plants, crops or the environment. Weeds are ‘weedy’ because they grow and spread fast, often shading and strangling other plants.

Fair Weather for Pests

For New Zealand’s North Island and Upper South Island December was amongst the wettest on record.

Stinging Insects in New Zealand

There are few stinging insects in New Zealand but the few we have can cause more than just a nuisance; they can be a threat to our health.


Transplanting is a stressful time for any plant or tree. Root systems consist of branching roots covered in delicate microscopic 'hairs' through which most absorption of water and nutrients takes place.

Butterflies and Caterpillars

One of the many delights of having a garden is seeing and hearing the variety of wildlife it attracts. Birds, bees, butterflies and others add to the garden’s beauty.

Mixing and Diluting Spray Concentrates

Many Kiwicare products for use in the garden are concentrates or powders for mixing with water or other solvent before application. This article provides advice on how to dilute and make up sprays from concentrates.

Know Your Garden Insect Pests

There are many insect pests that will damage the plants in your garden. Some suck the sap and nutrients from the plants, some eat the leaves and roots, some spread disease to plants and some are a nuisance or danger to people in the garden directly.

Your Lawn Care Guide

Lawns are the carpets for your outdoor living space. Among the pleasures of the garden are looking at a beautiful, lush, even, green lawn and walking barefoot across it feeling the soft grass underfoot without fear of prickles.

Weeds 101

Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place. They may be in the wrong place because they harm the plants around them, they are unsightly, they encourage pests and disease, or make being in the garden unpleasant.

Spring Clean your Garden

Spring has sprung. Buds have burst open and weeds are beginning to increase in number and size on paths and in flower beds.

Protect Your Plants From Disease

It's always better to prevent your plants from being infected with diseases rather than trying to cure them.

Spider Bites

All spiders produce venom but few in New Zealand are able to bite humans and cause any harm. Those that can include the Australian Redback, and white tail spiders and the native katipo.

How to Prune Roses

Winter is the time to prune and protect your roses in preparation for getting the best display from them this summer.