Professional tips for a weed free garden
Maintaining a weed free garden may seem like a daunting task. Especially during the summer months, you want to be able to enjoy time in your garden. In this post, we provide a list of helpful tips to guide you in keeping your yard beautiful and blossoming.
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Here at Early Up, we understand how stressful weeds can be, especially when they overtake your garden. Following are our suggestions to help you keep the perfect weed free garden.
1. Are Weeds Destroying your Garden?
Weeds are well-known for being stubborn, pesky plants. They grow and thrive anywhere and everywhere, from raised vegetable gardens to lawns and flower beds.
To prevent weeds from destroying your vegetables, flowers and lawn, it’s essential to keep an eye out for unrecognisable shrubs or plants in each of these areas of your garden. The more familiar you are with what is growing in your garden, the easier it will be to identify and promptly remove those annoying weeds.
2. Why You Need to Start Now
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy spending time in your garden as you enjoy the outdoors. However, weeds also love the sun and are most prevalent during the summer.
When growing fresh produce, it’s crucial to understand the impact weeds can have in your vegetable garden. They can stunt the growth of your produce by competing for soil, light, and water. As weeding requires a lot of bending over, having raised vegetables gardens can make this process easier by alleviating the need to bend your back or kneel down while removing weeds.
With the months warming up, now is the time to start protecting your harvest and flowers, while keeping your garden weed free.
3. How to Prevent Weeds Invading Your Garden
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, right? Here are three key preventative tips to help you maintain a weed free garden:
- Mulch it up – Thick layers of mulch will create a barrier for weeds, stopping their roots from reaching the ground. Also, mulch will block weeds from direct access to sunlight, preventing them from growing.
- Mow Regularly – While mowing keeps your lawn tidy and well-kept, you will also remove the heads of weeds and stop seeds from spreading through the grass.
- Weed Every Day – Consistency is key. Taking 10 minutes each day to do some weeding will keep your garden in great shape, saving it from a more severe problem.
4. How to Effectively Remove Weeds
With the right tools and techniques, you can say goodbye to weeds for good. The most important tips are to:
- Pull and Remove – Roll up the sleeves and grab some gardening gloves. Using your hands means you can reach down around the weed’s root ball and yank the entire weed with its root, giving it no chance to regrow.
- Using Effective Tools – For the challenging or taller weeds, a small hoe, sickle or blade will help to cut them down at the base. Keep tools sharpened, especially after heavy use.
Keep your garden looking beautiful and healthy. Let Early Up whack your weeds in preparation for summer!
Early Up are your local Gardenologists. We deliver expert landscaping services and garden maintenance in Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Tweed Coast and throughout the beautiful North Coast of New South Wales.
Don’t have time to weed the garden yourself? Don’t worry, we can help. Your weed-free garden is just around the corner! Click over to this page for further information – https://www.earlyup.com.au/services/whack-your-weeds/
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A move to the Far North Coast from the Big Smoke offers many significant advantages, including a quieter, slower pace of life. With larger homes and extra land, it’s a great gardening opportunity to start backyard landscaping and growing your own raised vegetable gardens.
If you have recently relocated to the Far North Coast and want to ensure your garden survives and thrives, here are some tips from Early Up, your local landscape garden designers.
Garden Tips for New Residents to the Far North Coast
After living in apartments or smaller homes in the city, having a home on the Far North Coast with a backyard is a welcome change. Known for its sub-tropical climate and abundant sunshine, it’s a perfect opportunity to create your dream garden.
At Early Up, we have an experienced team of landscape garden designers who can help you get started. From backyard landscaping to building raised vegetable gardens, let us inspire you with our ideas and expertise.
Based on our knowledge and extensive experience in the local region, here are our garden tips for people who’ve recently moved to the Far North Coast or who are considering relocating to this beautiful part of the world.
Tip 1: How to deal with heavy rain
The Northern NSW region is susceptible to heavy rainfall, especially from mid-December to mid-April. While plants and vegetation generally welcome the rain, too much can cause parts of your garden to become soggy and water-logged.
After a torrential downpour, it’s essential to start the tidy-up process. Here’s what you can do:
- For soggy patches that won’t drain at all, add sand and soil to absorb the moisture
- Deal with damaged plants immediately, cutting the affected areas
- Build a raised vegetable garden where soil can drain adequately
Tip 2: What to do when drought sets in
Our harsh, hot climate makes Australia prone to severe drought conditions, often resulting in strict water restrictions.
To look after your garden during the drought season, here are our recommendations:
- Landscape your backyard with drought tolerant native plants, pebbles and gravel
- Keep your soil moist by adding compost and mulch
- Catch excess water from the shower or the kitchen sink to use on your garden
Tip 3: Addressing lawn grub infestation
Lawn grubs are common Australian pests creating havoc on lawns, destroying leaves and root systems. Prevalent during the warmer months, lawn grubs turn into moths and beetles, creating a relentless cycle.
Prevention is key. Regularly treating your lawn with insecticide will keep it healthy and fertile while keeping lawn grubs away. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and apply cautiously. Should you need a professional to get rid of your lawn grubs, we work closely with the extermination experts at Peace of Mind Pest Management.
Tip 4: Say Goodbye to Funnel Ants
Another pesky insect is the Funnel Ant. Living underground, their funnel-shaped nests create large, unsightly moulds throughout your lawn and making the ground unstable. Living underground, the funnel ant usually emerges after rainfall and excavates soil to dry their nests.
Don’t deal with the stress of lawn grubs and ant mounds. Call for professional help. Peace of Mind Pest Management specialises in pest control, protecting and saving gardens and lawns throughout the Far North Coast of NSW.
As your local Gardenologists, contact us for any questions regarding caring for your garden during extreme weather conditions. Our team provide expert gardening and landscaping design for residents and families in the lush and beautiful areas of Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, Tweed Coast and across the Far North Coast of New South Wales.
No one knows Northern NSW gardens like we do! Trust us with yours. Enquire today – Call 0448 300 736.