The bane of my life. I have a huge bind weed problem which I just can’t get on top of, so I urge you to be brutal and thorough with invasive perennial weeds! If you completely neglect the weeding, they do sadly take over and other plants will suffer or die. Annual weeds self-seed everywhere and grow very fast but are so easy and satisfying to pull out. Every time I pop into the garden to do something, I pull a few handfuls and compost them using a hot compost method. Mulching is an effective method of controlling perennial weeds. By thoroughly covering the soil with a thick layer of mulch, weeds are deprived of sunlight, preventing their germination. A multi-purpose tool in the garden, mulch also feeds the soil, creating a prosperous growing environment for the plants you want to thrive in your garden.
Mulching also helps to retain soil moisture – an essential requirement to grow healthy plants. To save time in the warm, summer evenings, install a drip irrigation system. The most efficient methods of watering, these systems target water to the roots of the plant, releasing moisture slowly and eliminating waste. Click here to speak to one of the team who can discuss this with you further.
Alternatively, rather than feeling guilty about the lack of time available to work on your garden, Nicholsons offers regular, weekly maintenance to provide the best possible results. With specialist knowledge and an array of skills from hedge trimming to border maintenance, contact us to discuss how we can support you in your garden maintenance: https://www.nicholsonsgb.com/contact-us/
Time can often be lost when uncertain of the best method or you require the answer to a troubling question. Click here to read our gardening guides or pop into the Plant Centre to obtain specialist advice.