Maintenance Isn’t Just For The Home: Tips For Keeping Your Garden Gorgeous

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We all want an outside space we can call our own. Nothing beats having a beautiful garden paradise to escape to when life gets on top of you. But, for those of us who are new to the gardening game, there’s a lot to keep on top of. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that getting your garden gorgeous is all it takes. That would be akin to decorating your house, and then letting it go to wrack and ruin. You wouldn’t do it, right? So, don’t make the mistake in your garden.

Maintenance is as important outside the home. And, to ensure you can properly maintain a garden, you need to know the potential problem areas. Lucky for you, we’re going to look at a few here, and discuss what you can do about them.



It’s important to remember that your garden is a living space. As such possible issues are more complicated than, say, a leaky sink. With living things comes the possibility of disease. In your trees, you may find issues like root rot and blight. Untreated, these can have devastating consequences. Make sure to keep an eye out for symptoms. In extreme cases, call out an arborist like those found at Sometimes, they may be able to treat the issue. More often than not, though, they’ll have to cut down infected trees to save others. It’s sad, but a sacrifice worth making for the good of the garden.


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And, it’s not only trees that are at risk. Your plants are living too, and so equally susceptible. Problems such as leaf curl and powdery mildew transform flowers from budding beauties to wilting worries. To avoid such issues, consider how you plant your flowers. If too close together, disease could infect your whole garden. And, if the problem strikes, set about finding the best pesticides. If you aren’t keen on chemicals, you could make a home remedy using water and baking powder. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking powder per quart of warm water. Spray the mix on your plants every seven to 10 days



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Bug infestation can be bad news for any garden. You need to do everything possible to prevent infestation from snails, whiteflies, and a variety of other critters. Otherwise, your beautiful garden will be littered with holes in no time at all. Pest control is the most obvious way around the issue, but it’s not ideal for most of us. Again, strong chemicals carry risks. The good news is, there are plenty of organic pesticides on the market which you could use instead.


Weeds are another real problem area when it comes to infestation. Not only do these look unappealing, but they’ll strangle the roots of your flowers.! If you’re unsure which plants are weeds, take a look at something like this list of common weeds found at Once you know what to look for, prevent the issue by removing invaders as soon as they appear.

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