Summer Garden: Four "W's" That Can Ruin It

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2014) – It is garden season and everyone can use tips and tricks to make their garden flourish. To help make gardens grow this season The Grounds Guys® created a list of four “Ws” that can ruin a summer garden.

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Wildlife like deer, raccoons and rabbits can cause havoc to your summer garden. Put up proper fencing to keep unwanted wildlife out of your garden. High fences work for keeping deer out and low fences that are dug into the ground along with netting can keep rabbits and raccoons from rummaging through your planted vegetables.


Weeds can be perennial and annual. Since perennial weeds are spread through seeds and roots you can dig the weeds up to get rid of them. Be sure to get all of the roots to ensure they will not grow back. Annual weeds should be hand-pulled before they are able to seed. Keep in mind that your garden might have both types of weeds.


Every region has a different climate. You should take steps to prevent your garden from getting damaged by the local weather. Have covers and shades available and ready to place over your garden in times of bad or damaging weather.


The best practice for proper watering of your garden is to understand the watering needs of what you choose to grow and the soil you are using in your garden. Plant roots need oxygen to grow and if you over water the soil the plant can become to wet and get stem rot. If the plants fail to get enough water they will not bloom or produce fruits or vegetables.

Don’t let your garden get ruined this season. Follow this list from The Grounds Guys to prevent your garden from getting ruined and watch your garden flourish.

About The Grounds Guys®:

The Grounds Guys is a franchise specializing in commercial and residential landscape management services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” The Grounds Guys is the newest concept of The Dwyer Group, Inc., family of service franchises. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit