Race

Lawn/turf on concrete: this is how much soil is necessary

Around Lawn Sowing on a concrete base requires some substrate for the grass to take root. Depending on the surface, a substructure may be necessary to protect the concrete surface.video tipIn a nutshellCheck the concrete surface for its load-bearing capacityApply separating layer and drainageuse weed-free substratesDistribute lawn seed evenly with spreadersAlways press down the rolled turf with a rollerTable of ContentsLoad capacityseparation layer and drainagesubstrate type and thicknesscalc...

  • 28-Aug-2022
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Garden PlantsWoodsConifers

Ornamental fir/monkey tree is turning brown: what to do?

When the needles of the evergreen silver fir turn brown, you need to pay attention, because then there is a problem.video tipIn a nutshellbrown needles indicate problems with the fircommon cause wrong location or wrong carediseases or pests are also possiblechoose the right location and take care of it properly to prevent itTable of ContentsChoose a suitable locationoptimize careDiseasespestsAvoid frost damagefrequently asked QuestionsChoose a suitable locationBy choosing the right location, ...

  • 27-Aug-2022
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Miscellanea

25 edible varieties of pumpkins from the garden

Autumn time is pumpkin time - and it's amazingly diverse. The pumpkins come in countless colors and shapes. To give you an overview, we present 25 edible pumpkin varieties from the garden.bottle gourdThe bottle gourd (Lagenaria sicaria) is one of the oldest cultivated plants. In contrast to related gourds, the unripe fruits are the main source of food here. Around the world, ripe pumpkins of this type were and are used, among other things, to store food and to build musical instruments. Bottl...

  • 26-Aug-2022
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Garden Design

Conceal and beautify manhole covers in the garden

Probably nobody wants a manhole cover in their lovingly tended garden. Yet they are there. But there are ways to conceal or at least beautify manhole covers.video tipIn a nutshellManhole covers on private property are the normMust not be removed, paved over or built overCan be covered with plants, gravel or decorative objectsMust remain accessible at all timesTable of ContentsCreate a mini rock gardenDecorate the planter on itPlant small shrubsArtificial stones for embellishmentPaint manhole ...

  • 26-Aug-2022
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Garden PlantsPerennialsFlowering Perennials

Making Strelitzia bloom: this is how it works

Its showy bloom makes the originally native to South Africa bird of paradise flower also a popular pot and house plant in the local latitudes. This article tells you how to get the Strelitzia to bloom.video tipIn a nutshellwinter dormancy is required for flowering in summerhibernate cool and brightbright sunny location in summer promotes floweringregularly supply fertilizer for flowering plantsyoung plants do not (yet) flowerTable of ContentsChoose a suitable locationFertilize and water prope...

  • 25-Aug-2022
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Miscellanea

Getting Rid of Small Flies in the Kitchen: DIY Fly Trap

Fruit flies can spread very quickly in the kitchen in summer and quickly become a nuisance. Fruit fly traps can be a tool to get rid of the little flies. Check out this post for instructions on how to make a DIY sugar water fly trap. Benefits of the Sugar WaterfallFruit fly traps made from sugar water are among the most effective traps, along with the variants using vinegar. These exude in contrast to fruit fly traps from vinegar no bad and acrid odors. Attracted by the smell of sugar in the ...

  • 24-Aug-2022
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Garden PlantsGrasses

Cut these 15 grasses in the spring

Although grasses are very easy to care for, many types should be cut once a year. The main pruning times are in autumn and/or spring. Find out here which of the most popular grasses to cut in spring. video tipIn a nutshellCut mainly near the groundonly cut in the springold foliage serves as winter protectionoften only removal of dead stalksor complete pruning above the groundTable of ContentsCut grasses in spring B-GBy J-PFrom R-Zfrequently asked QuestionsCut grasses in spring B-GRush (Juncus...

  • 24-Aug-2022
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Cacti & SucculentsGarden Plants

Repot the aloe vera plant properly

Potted plants need to be repotted regularly. A container becomes too small over time, the soil loses a lot of nutrients despite fertilization. In the following post, we will show you how to use the popular aloe vera Repot the plant properly.video tipIn a nutshellRepot aloe vera every two to three yearsCactus soil ideal substrate for succulentsalternatively, mix nutrient-poor herbal soil with sandSpring is the best time for repottingdo not water for a long time before repottingTable of Content...

  • 23-Aug-2022
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Garden MaintenancePests

Little red animals on the wall: who is it?

Small red animals that crawl on the wall or on the floor are usually harmless to humans. When seen in large numbers, however, the sight of them can trigger disgust.video tipIn a nutshellRed velvet mite as prime suspectconsidered beneficial in the gardenleaves red stains when crushedUse water jet in case of heavy impactTable of ContentsRed velvet miteRed Spiderhead beetlefrequently asked QuestionsRed velvet miteThe red velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum) is a land and plant mite (Trombidiida...

  • 22-Aug-2022
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Garden MaintenancePestsGarden Pests

Identify Japanese beetle larvae and beetles

The Japanese beetle is an extremely voracious pest. Both beetles and larvae can cause great damage to different crops. But how do you recognize it and what should you do?video tipIn a nutshellJapanese beetle invasive, closely monitored quarantine pestcauses root damage below ground and skeletonization damage above groundbroad host spectrum, high damage potentialnotifiable in GermanyTable of ContentsCharacteristics of the Japanese beetlelarvaehost plantsdetect infestationways to combatMechanic...

  • 21-Aug-2022
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