Landscaping

How To Tell Weeds From Flowers

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Lots of us discovered gardening for the first time this year, as a result of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions seeing us all at home an awful lot more than usual. Gardening is amazing for your physical and mental wellbeing, but if you’re new to it, it can seem a little daunting – especially where weeding is concerned!

How do you know, for example, that you’re not pulling up a precious flower instead of a garden pest? A good knowledge of local flora and fauna is advisable, so you can identify plants as you see them – and it’s also a good idea to keep a record of what you’ve planted where so you can spot something that doesn’t belong there quickly.

There are all sorts of apps you can find out there that can help you with weed identification, so why not let technology do all the hard work for you? All you need to do is snap a picture of the suspicious plant in question and the app will tell you all you need to know. It couldn’t be easier than that!

Just be aware that weeds aren’t really all that bad – they can actually do your garden a lot of good, so you might want to have a patch where you’re not so worried about what grows there. Creating a wildflower garden can help bring pollinating insects to your garden, which will give your outdoor spaces a real sustainability boost.

Weeds can help prevent soil erosion, act as a good fertiliser and provide vital nutrients to help your garden grow, so if you can suffer a few of them here and there, it might not be such a bad thing.

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