Some lawn pests and weeds can cause havoc in the gardens of the UK. Thankfully, there are many steps that you can take to overcome them, such as hiring experienced garden maintenance specialists. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly found pests and weeds including ants, moles, chickweed and Fat Hen right now.
Ants often cause problems after building nests in lawns and spreading into homes and gardens whilst they look for food. Worker ants work hard to grow their colonies. They can build large nests with various tunnels. They can make it easier for weeds and moss to grow. This is why it’s so important to get the under control as quickly as possible.
Moles make themselves at homes underneath lawns. Although they won’t eat the roots, they can cause substantial damage underneath your lawn. They can create tunnels which make space for rats and mice to invade your garden. There’s a chance you might have a problem with moles if you have seen large dirt mounds on your lawn. If you have a problem with moles, you could have a grub infestation too.
Chafer grubs make homes in your soil. They can feed on living plant material as well as plant material that’s begun to occur. Chafer grubs can consume vast parts of your lawn and cause a great deal of damage. They also attract birds. You are more likely to spot grubs on your lawn during the warmer months of the year.
Aphids are amongst the most common garden pests in the country. There are more than 500 different species of them. They are noted for transmitting plant viruses and can cause damage to your crops whilst they are eating the sap. They can send viruses through plants at speed, even causing them to reach your neighbours’ gardens.
Weeds Found In Lawns
Chickweed is one of the UK’s most common garden weeds. It can grow up to 7cm high. It can spread extremely quickly and needs to be pulled up as soon as you spot it. This kind of weed is particularly partial to damp soil.
Fat Hen is particularly partial to rich soil. It can be identified by its green-white flowers as well as its broad leaves. It is often found in compost heaps and vegetable gardens. Again, it’s wise to pull this weed up as soon as you spot it. Look out for new seedlings, as they can stay dormant for up to two decades.
Help is always available whenever you need assistance with garden pest and weed management in Yorkshire.
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