Taking care of our gardens can be an absolute pain and is often very difficult to keep on top of. There are so many things to think about when caring for your garden, especially once it’s in full bloom. The summertime brings with it many pests and environmental factors that can both ruin the health of your garden and even in some cases, deter you and your guests from wanting to spend time out there. Here are some of the most common garden problems and remedies to deal with them.
On particularly hot summers, the chances are you’re going to get a brown or yellow lawn, alongside some wilting flowers. While watering your flowers will keep them hydrated and flourishing, the scorching sun will continue to bombard your grass, and if you try to keep it watered, it will just be a waste of time and money. Shorter grass tends to turn brown much quicker though, so if you’re expecting a heat wave, it may be worth increasing the height that your mower cuts at, giving your lawn a better chance of staying green in the sun’s rays.
While these stripey visitors aren’t at all bad for your garden, and in fact help to control pests and even help to pollinate your plants, they can be very unpleasant especially if there’s a nearby nest. With excessive numbers of wasps flying around, you’re at risk of getting stung, as well as your pets and children. Over the course of the year, worker wasps become increasingly aggressive, searching desperately for food and this makes outdoor dining especially unpleasant as you get attacked by a few of these hungry fiends. If you do have a wasp nest nearby your home, it’s worthwhile paying for pest control in Bristol for wasp nest removal. Advance Pest Control Bristol are experts in the removal of problem insects as well as rodents and other unwanted guests too, which may be causing you some bother.
Moles are a common garden pest which will break through your lawn, tunnelling about searching for prey. One mole can very quickly ruin a lawn with unsightly mounds. What these cute yet frustrating critters don’t like however, is excessive noise and vibrations. A good technique here is to gently push empty glass bottles into their mole hills, neck facing up, which will then catch the wind and send vibrations through the earth. In extreme cases where you’re plagued with moles, it is possible to get help from a professional pest control team, but it’s best to stick to ethical and more cost-effective treatments for your garden first.
There’s nothing worse than being caught in a seemingly unwinnable battle with nature. Although, as a garden owner, this fight will be all too familiar as it’s something none of us are able to avoid. Left unchallenged, nature will take over and regrow, no matter what’s in its way, and while that’s quite a beautiful thing, it’s not great for your garden, especially when you’ve spent a lot of time getting it to look the way you want it to. Weeds can be exceptionally difficult to deal with and involves some proper identification to see the best methods of removal. Try to avoid excessive use of weed killer though as this is generally not good for the environment and wildlife, and especially your health if you’re using it around fruit and vegetables you intend to eat.