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10 Common Garden Problems—and How to Fix Them

Weeds are a perennial garden problem. Just like other plants, weeds thrive in the sun and rain of summer. Apply a deep layer of mulch in spring to foil their efforts, and when weeds do sprout, eliminate them early by pulling them up, scalding them, or spraying them with herbicide.

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10 Common Garden Problems—and How to Fix Them

July 7, 2014

Summer is what gardeners dream of all winter—warm weather, flourishing flowers, and a bountiful harvest that's carried straight from the veggie patch to the dinner table. But along with the sun and fun of summer comes a host of problems that can frustrate even the most steadfast gardeners. Your plants suffer from too much water . . . or too little. Even if the rabbits leave your garden alone, the Japanese beetles will surely come after it. Don’t slug it out with the garden slugs all by yourself! We've got your back. Read on to learn how to combat some of the most common summer gardening problems. | By Jennifer Noonan, BobVila.com