If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking to identify whether a critter in your garden is a friend or a foe. Thankfully, while insects do have a reputation for making pests of themselves, a lot of them can actually help to keep your garden healthy.

The bugs you want to watch out for are the ones that live in your lawn and feed on your grass. This can lead to your lawn becoming discoloured and damaged, which is the last thing you want with summer fast approaching!

These pests can very easily go unnoticed because they originate, thrive and reproduce beneath the soil. Due to this, it’s important to take action as soon as you detect a lawn pest infestation. You’ll be preventing extensive damage, and your garden will thank you.

If you suspect that your lawn is infested, contact Lawn & Weed Expert and book a free lawn survey – we will identify your lawn pests and get them under control with an appropriate treatment.

Still, as mentioned above, not all insects are bad news for your garden. Here’s some info to help you tell your enemies from your allies…

 

The Good Insects

Ladybirds

1. Ladybirds

These beautiful insects are popular within fairy tales, maybe because they can give your garden the happily ever after that it deserves. Ladybirds feed on aphids and red spider mites, both of which are extremely harmful to your garden and lawn.

The ladybird is brilliant at laying hundreds of eggs in the colonies of plant-eating pests, and she can eat up to 5,000 aphids in her short lifetime.

If you want to see more ladybirds around your garden, the following plants can help: Yarrow, Carpet Bugleweed, Alyssum, Penstemon and Fennel.

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healthy vegetable patch growing lettuce

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies around the world, and it’s easy to see why. The cultivation and maintenance of a garden is one of the simplest pleasures in life, and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labour (literally) with a vegetable patch is an added bonus to the enjoyment of gardening.

Unfortunately, where there’s a garden there’s weeds, and the same can be said for vegetable patches. Weeds can be particularly difficult to manage in vegetable patches because you need to also be cautious of the vegetables when treating the weeds.

If you’re struggling with weeds in your vegetable patch, we’ve got some advice to help you prevent, manage, and remove weeds.

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Lawn mower

Mowing the edges of your lawn can be a fiddly and frustrating job, but if you choose the right approach, you should be able to get those edges looking good without too much difficulty.

The first thing you should consider is whether your lawn has open or closed edges.

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what is mulching

If you're looking for a natural way to improve the quality of your soil and prevent weeds, mulching might be the answer. Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we believe mulching your lawn and garden at the right time of year can be very beneficial. Today we're going to walk you through the mulching process step-by-step so you can see exactly how it works!

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what happens if grass gets too long

Tackling long grass can be a real challenge! When your grass grows past a certain length, you'll struggle to trim it with your normal lawnmower, in fact, trying to cut long grass with a lawnmower can cause some serious damage. So what happens if your grass gets too long? And what can you do to tackle it without destroying your lawn or lawnmower?  Let's find out...

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