3 Things That Can Kill Your Garden If You're Not Careful

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

3 Things That Can Kill Your Garden If You're Not Careful | The Experienced GardenerIf you’re like us, and you love your garden, you want to do everything you can to protect it. You’re outside every week, planting, watering and tending to your plants to make sure they grow to the best of their ability and stay that way as long as possible. However, if you’re unaware of the things that can actually cause damage to your garden, you might not be doing all you can do to protect it. Luckily, a little bit of research can help you improve the life of your garden tenfold.

Always remember that if you’re having trouble with your garden, one of the best things you can do is call in a professional. While you might not need landscaping services on a weekly or even monthly basis, having a gardening expert take a look at your plants can be enormously helpful. They also have a keen eye for problems that you might not be able to spot as quickly.

In the meantime, here are some factors that might be causing problems for your lawn if you’re not careful.

Pests

Bugs can be annoying, and even damaging to your lawn. There are several solutions to this problem, including pesticides, tree injections, or even just DIY deterrents that you can google online. However, the more difficult issue to deal with is the bigger pests. Especially if you have a vegetable garden, squirrels, raccoons, and rodents can make their way in and have a feast on your plants. Outdoor pets can help keep these critters away. If that’s not an option, try surrounding your plants with chicken wire or a fence.

Fungus

Fungi spores are basically seeds that spread fungus growth. They can travel incredibly far distances and cause disease in your trees and plants. The best thing you can do to keep this problem at bay is use anti-fungal products such as sprays and injections. Before you plant any new trees, look into whether they’re resistant to fungus, since these varieties can be much easier to maintain.

You

We know you love your lawn and garden, and you would never intentionally harm them. However, if you’re not careful you can accidentally damage your landscape. If you’re new to gardening, we highly recommend hiring a landscaping company and walking through your garden with them to learn how to properly care for the variety of plants you have in your yard. Ask as many questions as you can, especially if you’re planning on taking up gardening on your own. The more knowledge you have about your plants, the less likely you are to unintentionally harm them.

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