Pesky Garden Problems – And How To Solve Them

Posted October 27, 2021 by in Lifestyle

In this post, we take a look at some of the most annoying garden problems and how you can fix them. By the end of this post, you should have a much better understanding of how to not only avoid issues, but enjoy your garden more. 


Slugs tend to sneak into gardens at night time and devour all the leaves on your plants to keep their bellies full. While they’re a natural part of the ecosystem, this type of wanton munching is never welcome. 

You can reduce your slug population by hiring a duck to patrol your garden. Ducks will naturally munch on slugs until they are full, making them a great pet to have to reduce pests on your plot. 

Please note, you probably only need a maximum of two ducks, even if you have a very large garden. More than that, and you’ll start running into fouling issues. 


Blossom end-rot is one of the most annoying conditions that plants develop. It looks like a splodge of brown on the end of fruit, typically forming on the underside of apples or tomatoes. Usually, it’s a sign of calcium deficiency. You can solve this by watering calcium supplements into the soil. 

Mosquito Swarms 

It’s hard to go out and enjoy your garden when it’s swarming with mosquitoes. Getting bitten all the time is no fun. 

Mosquito control can solve this problem. Here, experts essentially set up your garden to dissuade mosquitoes from entering, preventing you from having to deal with them buzzing around your ears while you’re trying to weed. 


Speaking of which, weeds are another common garden issue that crops up from time to time. 

To prevent them from springing up around trees, apply a thick layer of mulch to keep them at bay. You can also destroy them without using herbicides by scalding them with hot water. Pulling them up by the roots sometimes works, but it can be a lot of effort. 

Black Spots On Your Leaves

Rose bush leaves have a tendency to develop unattractive black spots that ruin their appearance. This is the result of a fungal disease that typically shows up in warmer, wetter weather. 

You can get rid of black spots by rearing disease-resistant varieties of rose bush and ensuring that plants have access to plenty of sunshine. The more direct UV they receive from the sun, the less likely it is that black spots will take hold. 


While beetles are another essential part of the ecosystem, sometimes they can become too successful and begin to damage your garden. 

You can bring their numbers down by handpicking them off plants. You can also, once again, hire a duck army to take care of the problem for you. Ducks will usually eat their grubs too, preventing them from maturing into full-grown beetles. 

If you have an aphid problem, you can reduce their numbers by attracting natural predators to your garden, such as ladybugs and lacewings. 

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