Big Problems with Your Garden and How to Fix Them

Before the winter weather sets in, you might be trying to make some improvements to your garden. After all, it would be great if you could enjoy your garden in spring with all the work that needs doing already done. But, when you think about making improvements to your garden, you should think about repairs. There are a number of serious issues with a garden that will go unnoticed. If they are not dealt with, they can cause bigger, more serious issues. We can look at a few here and also think about the solutions to the issues.

We’ll start by having a look at some of the critters in your garden, the problems they can cause and how to get rid of them.

Garden pests

What pests have you got in your garden? In the summer, you might find excess ants crowding your patio. It doesn’t seem like too much of a problem. You just tell your kids to avoid them and as long as they stay outside, you’ll be happy. That’s the problem though because they won’t stay outside. Particularly, if there are any cracks or crevices in your walls. You will find the little insects creep in. Usually, they start by invading your kitchen. The best way to deal with them is to spray some ant killer around the problem areas pronto. It should deal with the issue. You might also want to put some more around the patio.

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But, it’s just not ants that cause problems in the garden. You can also encounter a cute but rather unpleasant smelling little fellow, the skunk. Skunks are an issue, particularly if you’re spending any time in your garden. They’ll stink up the place before you know it. How do you get rid of them? Believe it or not, wildlife like this doesn’t just appear in the garden. You’ve welcomed them into your yard somehow. You might have left food lying around on the grass or fallen fruit from a tree. If your garden is unkempt, you might have given him the perfect place to set up a home. If you want to get rid of these animals, you just have to keep your garden neat and tidy. You can find more information about this on

You might also find that you get a mole in your garden. They can cause more serious damage than a skunk. Moles like to dig tunnels. Doing so, they can uproot trees and damage fencing and cause havoc. They aren’t as easy to get rid of. Your best plan of attack is to call in a professional removal team. Even then, it can take some time.


Have you ever woken up in the morning and found that your garden has become a lake. If you have, you certainly have a problem with flooding in your garden. This is usually because your garden is flat. It might also have a high soil density or a high water table. Either way the water is not draining as it should. You might have lived with this issue, but you should be careful ignoring it. If your garden is flooding, then it could be affecting the foundation of your home. Head down into your basement and have a look to see if the walls are damp. If they are, the water beneath the ground is pushing against it and will eventually cause indoor flooding. It’s best to fix this issue as soon as possible. A landscaper can help here. They’ll build a permeable solution underneath your grass. That way the water will seep away, as it should. You should do this before the snow begins to fall and melt. Learn more about this issue on

Blocked Gutters

Blocked garden gutters can be fixed before they become a problem. Blocked gutters are usually caused by leaves falling into them. This is often because you have a tree overhanging your house. You need to trim this back before autumn when the leaves begin to fall. Blocked gutters aren’t difficult to fix though it is quite a messy, unpleasant job. You might want to call in an expert, but you should have no problem doing it yourself.

Blocked Drains

Have you ever had a problem with a blocked drain in your garden?  Again, this can cause flooding but worse, it can smell. When I say smell, it will create a stench that can last for days. You need to get this issue fixed straight away with the help of a professional team.
I hope you have found these fixes useful. Before adding a flower bed or laying down a path, you should check whether your own garden has these rather serious issues.

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