The Most Common Landscaping Problems & How To Fix Them

Landscaping is a crucial aspect of any property. It has the ability to enhance aesthetic appeal and increase its value. However, a lack of landscaping can quickly reduce a property’s curb appeal, making it more difficult to sell or rent.

At Lynx Landscaping, our team of experienced Gold Coast landscapers understand the importance of maintaining a well-landscaped property and are equipped to handle any challenges that may arise. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the most common landscaping problems and offering practical solutions to help you overcome them.


Erosion is a frequent challenge for landscapers, as it involves the wearing away of soil and other ground covers due to natural forces such as water and wind.

This can result in the loss of fertile topsoil and barren landscapes, as well as harm to plants, walkways, and other landscape elements. To effectively combat erosion, landscapers often use retaining walls.

These structures hold back soil and prevent it from being washed away, helping to maintain a healthy and sustainable landscape. In addition, using mulch on top of the soil can further secure it, reduce evaporation, and retain moisture.

Excess Water 

Excess water can become an issue for landscapers and homeowners after a big deluge if not dealt with immediately.

If you observe water lingering on your property after a rainstorm, it could be due to a flat landscape or poor soil quality that doesn’t allow for proper drainage.

This not only ruins the appearance of your lawn but the moisture can also attract pests.

To avoid water build-up during wet seasons you can implement a water drainage solution such as drainage gravels and surface drainage storm water pits, or contact a professional landscaper to find the best solution to keep your lawn in top condition.

Pests & Insects

Pests and insects can be a major problem for landscapers. These little creatures cause damage to plants and disrupt the overall appearance of your garden, and they do it quickly.

Common pests in landscaping include aphids, caterpillars, and spider mites, while common insects include ants, beetles, and grubs. To control these pests and insects you can apply natural, organic pesticides and maintain a healthy and diverse garden with proper watering and soil management.

It is important to use pest control methods that are safe for the environment and avoid using harsh chemicals, which can harm both beneficial insects and the soil.


Weeds can be a major problem as they compete with plants for essential nutrients, water, and light. They also detract from the overall appearance of a garden and can be difficult to remove once established.

To control weeds in landscaping, it is important to regularly remove them by hand or by using a weed control fabric.

This will prevent weed seeds from germinating and spreading. By maintaining a healthy and dense lawn or garden you can help prevent weed growth, however in some cases, a herbicide may be necessary to control persistent weed infestations.

Dying Grass

Yellow or dying grass can be caused by a variety of factors, including a lack of water and nutrients, disease, or pests. To revive dying grass, it is important to determine the cause and address it accordingly.

If the grass is not getting enough water, increasing the frequency or amount of watering can help. If the grass is lacking nutrients, applying a slow-release fertilizer can help provide the necessary nutrients for recovery.

In the case of disease or pests, it may be necessary to use pesticides or fungicides to control the issue and promote healthy growth. If the grass is beyond recovery, it may be necessary to remove and replace it with new sod or seed, or even have new turf installed.

It is important to follow proper maintenance practices, such as mowing at the correct height and watering deeply but infrequently, to promote overall healthy grass growth.

Gold Coast Landscaping Specialists

At Lynx Landscaping, we are the experts in Gold Coast landscape design and construction. With a team of seasoned professionals, we offer a full range of services, including outdoor space landscaping, retaining walls and fencing.

If you are after friendly, and cost-effective solutions and expert landscaping advice, contact us at 0406 819 620 to get a free quote and let us show you how we can transform your outdoor space.

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