3 Common Garden Problems: Solved!
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Owning a garden is a true pleasure; one that allows you to spend time outdoors, relax, enjoy the occasional barbecue, and essentially enjoy your own little Eden.
However, few gardens are without their problems; little foibles and issues that have a tendency to overshadow the myriad benefits owning a garden can provide. Below, we’ve looked at four of the most common issues people who own gardens experience, as well as the fixes required to ensure your garden is always more of a pleasure than a chore…
Problem: Your garden is overlooked
Overlooked gardens are common, and while it’s fair to assume that your neighbours will not be spending their time watching from their windows, the mere fact that it’s possible for others to look into your garden can greatly impact how much you enjoy using your outdoor space.
There are a number of ways to counter an overlooked garden, the first of which is to consider installing options such as gazebos or pergolas – both of which will immediately block the aerial view, and allow you to enjoy much-needed privacy. In addition, extra height on your fence or walls is always worth considering: you can add trellis to fences or arrange plant pots on the top of a wall in order to provide a little more privacy.
Problem: Your lawn is multi-coloured
When most people imagine a garden lawn, they imagine an unbroken, perfectly manicured stretch of grass – all of which should be the same beautiful green hue. Unfortunately, lawns do not always work out in this way; patches of other colours can appear for various reasons, leading to a hotchpotch effect that spoils the beauty of the lawn itself.
One way of dealing with this issue is to investigate why your lawn is discoloured in some areas; black patches, for example, could be a sign of mould, yellow indicates a nitrogen issue, and brown tends to suggest an irrigation problem. If you then solve the issue, your garden should then be able to return to a lush green colour, though it may take a number of months for your chosen remedy to take effect. A far simpler solution is to switch to an artificial lawn; you can order your free samples of the options available and then see which works best for your outdoor space – effectively guaranteeing yourself a hassle-free lawn for years to come.
Problem: You’re still seeing weeds despite constant removal efforts
Weeds are a constant blight for any garden owner, requiring you to either spend numerous backbreaking hours attempting to pull weeds from wherever they have appeared, or applying liberal quantities of weed killer to do the job on your behalf. However, staying on top of weeds is a constant – and sometimes downright impossible – challenge, and one that can make it feel like you’re spending more time trying to manage weed growth than you are actually enjoying spending time in your garden.
If frequent use of weed killing and regular weeding isn’t quite doing the job, then it might be worth switching to a preventative approach for weed management. Rather than waiting for weeds to grow and then removing or killing them, you can lay weed control fabric – which is also known as landscaping fabric – wherever possible in order to prevent weeds being able to take hold.
Hopefully, the fixes above will allow you to solve your gardening problems once and for all – so you and your family can truly make the most of your outdoor space.