When a home goes into disarray, one of the first places that suffers is the garden. Almost overnight, a good garden can suddenly become overgrown, and the fences could splinter and rot. Not to mention that gardens are also a usual avenue for intruders to enter from, and it’s clear that gardens are a place you want to put effort into to protect in both senses of the word.
Thankfully, there are many ways to help keep your garden protected from bugs, parasites and nasty flower killing diseases, as well as help to keep it secure and safe from unwanted people. Here are some methods you can put in place to protect your garden.
Gabion fencing is an interesting type of fencing structure as it combines the elements of a traditional fence and a wall to create something imposing yet beautiful. These are fences with stone infill that creates a unique style due to an appealing mixture of natural textures such as stones to create an elemental border for the garden.
A great benefit for these types of fences is that they’re incredibly secure, as they’re impossible to kick down and are also really hard to scale over. They also look intimidating, and that alone can deter intruders and help you feel comfortable and peacefully secluded. It can also be great at keeping out bigger pests such as foxes, badgers and other animals such as that.
Add Helpful Insects
If you have a garden that boasts beautiful flowerbeds, the last thing you want is to be a victim of an infestation, as they can damage and harm your precious foliage. It may seem counterproductive but inviting certain types of insects that don’t do any harm, or using a fertiliser containing trillions of microbes can help prevent and fight off the unwanted kinds.
There are plenty of good bugs to get, such as ladybugs, praying mantis, hoverflies, lacewings, honeybees and dragonflies. Bees are particularly a great idea to bring in as they can aid in pollination, which can help your next crop of flowers grow and flourish.
Keep Your Flowers Spaced Apart
A good tip to help protect your flowers and plants as they grow in your garden is to make sure that they’re all spaced out. You don’t want too many flowers fighting over the same soil as it means that they won’t get all the nutrients they need, and it also limits the airflow, meaning that some are destined to die. Planting your flowers too close together can also be the perfect breeding ground for diseases which can wreck the entire garden.
Rotate Your Garden Plants
Rotating the plants in your garden is a tactic to simply ensure that you don’t plant the same plants in the same location every year. The reason to avoid doing is this that after time, pests will begin to know where they should go to feed. It also gives a chance for diseases to take root in the soil, which can ruin your garden for years.
The simplest way to prevent this is to follow a four-year crop rotation schedule, which means that your plants won’t be planted in the same location for four years at a time.