When it rains, your garden will look a lot more inviting when it’s a little drier and less green.
Here’s how to stop it all from happening.
1: What is a bloom?
If you’re wondering what the difference is between a bloom and a weed, let’s clear up a few things.
A bloom is a type of weed that can develop in a waterway or garden when there’s too much rainwater in the soil, causing it to swell and burst, resulting in a red or green colour.
The water that falls on the plants can also cause the water to become cloudy, which can be a sign of water pollution.
The bloom is usually caused by a water-logged soil, with the soil becoming too muddy to grow plants.
It can also be caused by plants growing too close together, such as with roots, which is where the weed can develop.
If the water is too warm, it can be even worse, as it can also break down the soil.
This can lead to soil erosion and cause the plants to die off.
How do you know if it’s weed?
The first step is to check if your garden is being affected by water pollution, because you can see whether or not it has been flooded.
You can check for signs of waterlogged, stagnant or dark soil by putting your garden container in a sink filled with water.
If you see any red or cloudy water, it’s probably a weed that is growing in your garden.
This means that it’s either not being watered properly or has become too saturated.
Water quality is a big factor when it comes to weed growth, so if your soil has been polluted, it may not be getting enough water to grow its plants properly.
Soil quality can also influence water pollution in the garden.
Some areas, such the north west, are prone to a lot of water quality problems, while others, such Melbourne, are more prone to heavy rain, which means water quality is more often a concern.
It’s important to keep your garden water quality as good as possible, because that can help your garden to survive the growing season, and help your plants stay healthy.
Here are some tips to help you make sure your garden doesn’t get flooded: Fill up your garden with soil to ensure your water quality stays good and healthy.
Fill up with sand and gravel to prevent the soil from becoming muddy.
Buy soil tests to check the soil condition of your garden soil.
Some garden testing kits are available at garden centres and are ideal for checking your garden’s water quality.
The tests will help you to make sure you’re not causing water pollution and keep your water safe for your plants.
Make sure your water treatment system has been properly maintained.
Use an efficient water treatment process that minimises the amount of runoff and pollution your water has to deal with.
For example, if you have a treatment plant and your garden uses more than 50 per cent of the treatment, it might need to be treated with more water than normal to prevent it from clogging up the treatment plant.
Clean your water pipes regularly.
Make sure your pipes are clean, with no visible signs of bacteria, so your plants can take up excess nutrients.
The more water you use, the more bacteria and fungi can grow.
Water-filtering filters are a great way to keep water from clumping up in your pipes, so make sure that you have the appropriate filters.
Use a water filter that has a tight fitting cap.
It should be fitted to the cap so that water is drawn out of the water tank at regular intervals.
Water filters can be found at many garden centres.
2: What can you do to stop a bloom in your water?
Once your garden has been hit by the water pollution that is causing water quality issues, it could be time to get your water purifier.
A water purification system is an effective way of controlling the amount and type of water that flows into your garden, and removing pollutants that cause water quality concerns.
A good water purifying system also helps to prevent your plants from growing too fast or over-producing, so that you don’t have too many plants in the same area.
If your water is not purifying properly, it will eventually lead to a weed growth that can kill your plants and ruin your water source.
If your water supply is running at a very low level, there are several things you can do to reduce your water pollution levels.
These include: using drip irrigation, which uses hot water from a hose to irrigate your plants