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4 Unexpected Things That Could Be Killing Your Garden

While most of us are slowly but surely adjusting to life after COVID-19 lockdown, the world outside has nonetheless become a much more threatening place. It feels as though danger lurks around every corner and every stranger is a potential threat to our health and our very lives. As such, while the shops, cafes, restaurants and bars are slowly but surely filling back up, there are many of us who still prefer to relax in the safety and comfort of our own homes. Indeed, this spring and summer has been an opportunity for many to freshen up the place, and make sure it’s conducive to keeping us happy, healthy and relaxed as we navigate this scary new territory together.


Those of us lucky enough to have gardens, however, are granted a blessed reprieve from both the uncertainties of the outdoors and the confinement of the home. Our gardens allow us the mental health benefits that come with spending time in nature, while also giving us privacy and security. Unbeknownst to you, however, you may find that there a number of unexpected threats to your garden’s health. Some of which may be caused by your own habits. Let’s take a closer look...

Your trees

Trees are a beautiful and welcome addition to any garden. They’re stately, they give us privacy and shade in the summer. And they’re fun to the kids to climb. But if they aren’t kept under control, they can become a hazard. They can blow over in strong winds, causing damage to your home or car. They can prevent other plants from getting the sunlight and nutrition they need. The roots can even cause catastrophic damage to pipes. Which is why it’s a good idea to have someone like Sydney Tree Company check on your trees regularly. They can ensure that trees are healthy and in balance with the rest of your garden.

Overzealous mowing

Nobody likes an overgrown lawn. It looks untidy and makes things that nobody wants to tread on less visible. But in your zeal to keep your lawn neatly manicured, don’t fall into the trap of over-mowing it. This habit (known as scalping) can lead to dry, threadbare grass and even bare patches on your lawns. Remember the one-third rule when it comes to mowing your grass. You should never cut more than a third of the leaf blade. This makes it more prone to weeds and leaves less surface area to absorb sunlight for optimal photosynthesis. 

Over watering

When the sun comes out, you may be forgiven for thinking that the plants in your garden need a little extra water. But you should always do your homework before applying hoses or sprinklers. It’s easier than you may think to over-water plants. And this can actually drown them. 

Insects 


Finally, insects can be the bane of your garden, especially if you’re using your garden to grow delicious fresh veggies. From Aphids to Whitefly, the Australian garden is home to a number of unwelcome pests all year round. This guide has some useful information on how to deal with them effectively so that they don’t bring ruin to your beloved outdoor space.
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