Alien Invasion: Protecting Your Garden Against Invasive Plant Species


In taking great care and pride in your garden, it's easy to become a bit of a purest. Maybe you want to be creative, and make an incredible garden that exists in your mind. Perhaps it's something that reminds you of your childhood, a place you went to on holiday or a fantasy garden of an old castle from a fairytale. Regardless of what your aim is, traditional gardening is a good way to go. This means that you only grow things that are perhaps the staples of their category. For beauty you will grow roses, for a meadow you will grow lilacs and for a summer theme you will grow daffodils and sunflowers. So when an uninvited plant species has suddenly popped up and started growing in your garden, that can be quite a shock. In some cases, this can be a plant like mint that has been known to spread wildly, it could also be ivy or bindweed. It could be moss that has overtaken your lawn, or even an invasive species that's not originally from this country.  This can upset the entire ecological system which can have a catastrophic effect on the wildlife and nature of the garden, surrounding area and maybe even wider parts of the country. Here's what you need to do if your garden has been invaded!
  
Cut around it
If you notice that an invasive species has taken hold in your garden, or perhaps it's been overcome with weeds then one thing you could try it cutting around it. If you catch certain invasive plants early enough, you might be able to remove them or at least take up the plants you've worked hard on growing and move them elsewhere. 

Start from scratch
In some cases, if a species has overtaken your garden, you might have to start from scratch. Maybe your lawn is completely full of moss, or bindweed has overtaken your flowerbeds and borders. Digging the entire area, and treating with the right chemicals can be the best option. Use the right weedkiller for the plant you're trying to get rid of, and be sure not to plant anything else until the timeframe suggested by the manufacturer has elapsed. It can be frustrating starting your lawn or flowerbeds from scratch, but sometimes it really is the best option.
  
Call in the experts
Some invasive species can do a lot of damage to the plants and wildlife around them simply by existing. Speak to professionals like Arbtech Consulting that can provide you with services that will handle the invasive species carefully. They can handle a common enemy that is Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and also injurious weeds. These weeds can spread quite quickly and even kill trees. There has been need to cull trees in the past, to stop Japanese knotweed from growing further. Making your home free of these species and then recovering from the damage can be made easier with expert knowledge at your disposal. 

If you notice certain plant species taking over your garden, act as quickly as you can and call in the professionals if needed. If you're purchasing a house, it's worth having a survey done to ensure there's no invasive species present that will be expensive to get rid of. 

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