One of the best things about owning a home is that you will typically have a huge garden to play with, design and build. You can grow lots of exciting plants and shrubs or even use it to live off the land by planting fruit and veg. It’s a great way to keep the food that your family eats organic. Of course, the garden can also be used to add curb appeal to a property which means that when your home sells, you can get a lot more than it might actually be worth. Yes, the garden can be a wonderful way to make sure that your home looks beautiful. That said, you can definitely run into a few issues with the garden that can seem like an absolute nightmare. It’s important to be aware of these problems and knows the causes as well as how to handle them if and when they arise.
You might wake up one day to find that there is a lake where your garden used to be. It’s completely flooded, and the water might even be starting to impact the inside of your home. Do you have a basement? It’s important to remember that if the water is building up on top of the land around your home, it will also be putting pressure on the foundation and walls underneath it. This can lead to damp areas in the basement and may even eventually cause indoor flooding. So, what causes this issue?
Well, there are two potential problems. If there has been heavy rainfall in your area, you might find that the water is building due to a lack of permeability in your garden soil. If the soil doesn’t allow the water so seep through, it will cause puddles and patches to appear around your yard.
Alternatively, you might find that there is an issue with the drainage. If the drains on or near your property are clogged and blocked, this can lead to flooding. Luckily, companies like AMS drains can provide the solution you need and get the issue resolved. If it’s a problem with permeability though, you should speak to a landscaper instead.
You might find that you have pests invading your garden. This is a common issue for people who are living in the country, particularly if you are near farmland and fields. It’s not uncommon for everything from mice to foxes to wander through gardens in areas like this. In fact, it’s recommended that you don’t have outdoor pets in the country as this will likely attract wildlife to your area and potentially predators.
If your garden is being visited by too much wildlife, it’s important to make sure that you are not making them feel at home. Long grass or a collection of logs are both the perfect habitats for wildlife and will cause more and more animals to visit your garden. Keep the grass short, trim back those hedges and you will see a lot less interest.
We hope this helps you deal with a couple garden nightmares that can be quite common for country homeowners
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