Alien Invasion: Protecting Your Garden Against Invasive Species

by - Monday, January 14, 2019


Taking great care and pride in your garden, one can become a purest. Sure you want to be creative and make a garden that exists in your mind. It might be something that reminds you of your childhood, a place you went to on holiday or perhaps a fantasy garden of an old castle from a fairytale. Regardless of what your aim is, it's common to become a traditional gardener. This means that you wish to only grow things that are perhaps the staples in their own 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 invasive species has suddenly popped up and started growing in your garden, that can be quite a shock. It's not just a case of sticking to conventions but also, there are certain laws against growing or allowing invasive species to grow. It 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.
 
Cut around it When you have noticed that an invasive species that is not natural to the country is growing in your garden, be sure to act quickly. You should dig around the species and this means that you may need to dig up your plants, flowers and vegetables. Make ready if you can so that those that are dug up and moved do not die so all your hard work vanishes. Once you have seperated the species then you should begin to clip off part of the extending foliage. This is so seed and other materials from the plant do not spread around your garden with the help of wildlife or the wind.
 
Call in experts Invasive species do a lot of damage to the rest of the nature around them simply by existing. You don’t quite know or notice the damage until it's too late so it's better to call in the experts who can assess the situation. 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. Give them more Invasive species are a danger to your garden because they simply don’t live and function the same as native plants. Therefore it's important to give your plants, flowers and vegetables that surround the invasive species with extra food and water just as a precaution to keep them alive. It's rare but it can happen. Invasive species can pop up out of nowhere for seemingly no reason, but you can act quickly to stop any damage from happening. Separating the species from the rest of the garden is the first and more important thing to do.

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