Garden SOS: What Is Going Wrong In Your Garden And How To Fix It

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Now that we are heading into Summer it is natural to start thinking about our gardens. This Is the place where we may have Summer evening BBQ’s and relax after a hard day’s work. However, after Winter our gardens may need a little extra love and attention. So I thought I would look into some of the common problems that occur in our gardens and some tips on how to fix them. Hopefully, they will help you sort your garden out for a great Summer ahead.


Overgrown flower beds

The first thing we may spot is overgrown flowerbeds. This may be down to you not being able to keep things under control during the summer months. While they may not have done much growing in the colder months, there still will have been some growth. This can look unappealing. So your first port of call would be trim back overgrown bushes and flowers and neaten them all up ready for the summer and some new growth. Once things have been cut back, this is where flowers will begin to bud once more.


Under nourished lawn

Our lawns may have grown a bit over Winter. But the most common issue would be that they have become under nourished or developed things like lawn fungus. This could be anything from brown spots, discoloration and even snow mold. All of which can be deadly to your lawn and will need treatment as soon as possible. Everyone wants a lovely green lawn in their garden, so make sure you treat it when you can. It is good to get the lawn trimmed and neaten up the edges as well making it look more presentable and tidy.


Weed problems

Weeds can cause many problems in your garden. They can appear in your lawn, the patio or decked areas and your flower beds. They fight against your flowers and bushes for lawn and nutrients out of the soil. Which means the plants you want to thrive won’t stand as much chance. It’s vital to keep your flowerbeds and garden free of weeds to make sure the plants have a fighting chance of survival. Weed’s need to be removed by the root otherwise they will just re-grow. You can buy some weed killers which can help to get rid of them once and for all. Just be careful when adding chemicals to your garden to make sure you don’t spoil any of your plants or lawn.


Unwanted insects

Those pesky critters can cause many problems in your garden. Midges can eat the leaves of your plants, where as other bugs can do the same. They can cause you many problems including damage to the root of your plants. They can also multiply quickly so it’s worth checking your plants regularly to avoid being disappointed. You can buy great pesticides which can help with the problem but always be cautious when using chemicals in your garden.

I hope this helps you get your garden in shape for the Summer ahead.

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