10 Ways Sydney Homeowners Can Deter Bugs And Pests From Visiting Their Landscaped Gardens

10 Ways Sydney Homeowners Can Deter Bugs And Pests From Visiting Their Landscaped Gardens

If there is one thing that the gardens in Sydney that have been created as a result of landscape design all have in common, regardless of their size or shape, it is an aversion to bugs and pests. Most of what grows in these gardens is at risk of being damaged, or worse, killed, due to specific bugs or pests deciding that they are to be their next victim. On occasion, Sydney's home and garden owners have had to endure seeing the plants they have nurtured and maintained gone within as little as a few days due to the activities of certain pests or bugs. Well, we are here to tell the homeowners of Sydney how to fight back, and better still, we have, in no particular order, ten highly effective ways to deter pests and bugs coming anywhere near your landscaped garden or the plants in it. Keep Soil Healthy The healthier your plants, the more chance they have of resisting bugs and pests and that requires the soil to be healthy too. Ensuring your soil is healthy, with the use of compost, for example, ensures it is nutrient-rich and has the optimal consistency. Acquire 'Pest-Resistant’ Plants Not many Sydney homeowners are aware that they can purchase plants that are proven to be pest-resistant.  For example, for those who have vegetable patches in their gardens, some carrot types are fly-resistant, and certain potatoes can stand up to eelworms. Take time to research this subject as there are lots of other plant types that are resistant to pests. Maintain And Clean Your Garden Regularly This might not be the most original suggestion you will ever read about your garden, but it is worth repeating that a well-maintained garden, and more importantly, a clean garden will be less attractive to many of the bugs the pests that are a danger to what is growing in your garden.

Fencing Faux-Pas

Fencing Faux-Pas: Don’t Make These Fencing Mistakes

Carrying out your own landscaping can involve gardening, paving, decking, lighting, and much, much more. It can also mean fencing, which can be a significant undertaking for any homeowner. While hiring a landscaping team can make the entire process a whole lot easier, it’s okay to want to do it yourself. In saying that, when it comes to fencing, there are some common mistakes you may want to avoid. Read on to find out what those are. Not Knowing Where Your Property Boundary Is When the time comes to put up a new boundary fence, don’t assume that the current boundary is the actual boundary. Long-ago handshake agreements between previous neighbours may have resulted in more space being allocated to you or your neighbour that you may not have known about. Before erecting a new fence, check your property title and boundary. Take the correct measurements and place the new fence in the right place. Going by the current boundary may result in boundary disputes in the years to come. Failing to Check in with the Utility Company If you are going to be digging into the ground to install fence posts, then a friendly phone call to your utility company won’t go astray. Pipes and wires are hidden underground for a variety of reasons, so being aware of these can save you from costly repairs.

Landscape Privacy

How to Landscape for Full Privacy

Homeowners used to have large, sprawling lawns, plenty of privacy, and even uninterrupted views of farmland and beyond. With population growth and substantial developments, those days are gone. Inner-city and suburban dwellers have to think smarter when it comes to landscaping and obtaining privacy in the comfort of their own home. If you are one of the many thousands of people who struggle to feel like your home is your haven, then read on. We’ve got some fantastic landscaping tips for achieving privacy when you thought you couldn’t. Go Big with Plants If you have a specific area in your section, such as a patio area, that is within full view of your neighbours; then you can take corrective action with minimal effort. Buy some beautiful pots, large plants, and create a subtle screen between your neighbour’s prying eyes and your private entertainment sessions. Some excellent, and fast-growing pot plants for privacy include clumping bamboo, Little Gem Magnolia, Chinese Start Jasmine, and Mother-in-law’s Tongue. Your local garden store or landscaping expert may also be able to recommend some others. Plants are a quick, easy, and affordable option for serenity and privacy in your own space.

healthy lawn

How to Create a Healthy Lawn

If you have never been all that invested in your lawn’s health or lawn care in general, then it can be hard to know where to start. Sometimes, you only see the need for such information when your grass is not looking at its best, or you’re envious of your neighbour’s property. The grass indeed might be greener on the other side. However, there’s no better time to start than now, to understand those few magic ingredients that lawns just love. The sooner you can learn the lawn lingo; the faster your lawn can bounce back from its poor state. Nitrogen One of the most vital nutrients for your lawn is nitrogen. Nitrogen is the perfect solution for adding colour to your lacklustre lawn and promoting growth. If you’re worried about your grass because it’s a little yellow or not as vibrant a green shade as you would like, then a lack of nitrogen could be to blame. Nitrogen is responsible for producing enzymes and proteins for premium growth, while it’s also present in chlorophyll for that vibrant green shade. Talk to your local lawn care expert about your options regarding nitrogen application.

Weather-Proof Your Yard

How to Weatherproof Your Yard

When you start looking at landscape design options for your yard, you might factor in plants, lighting, and the overall flow of the space. But any landscape design expert will tell you that it’s about more than that. It should be an outdoor paradise and a haven for peace and rest. To achieve that, you have to incorporate areas to relax and entertain guests. A common problem people face, however, is that the weather can do a lot of damage. The UV rays in the sun can make plastic outdoor furniture fade and perish. Water can rot wicker furniture and make patio areas unusable. Wind can make sitting outside unpleasant too. The weather has a lot to answer for. That’s why it’s essential to factor extreme weather into your landscape design. Here are a few things that may be helpful to consider. Wind Shelter When you start looking at places to put your outdoor furniture, factor in the wind direction – or the wind in general. Is your house going to provide enough cover? Are there are enough plants to stop it from being a problem? Consider windbreaker plants and even trellis to break some of that wind’s flow. Your entertainment area will be a far more pleasant place to be in.