With a hedge in particular, one is often reluctant to prune it and cut it back. But that's exactly what you should do if you want an opaque hedge. It hurts sometimes, but you will soon realize that it is just right for your hedge. Just as you do with solitary bushes to stimulate growth, you also cut back the hedge every year.
Of course, one should not be missing in a bean soup. Right, the beans. But not the savory either. Of course, this tastes best from your own garden. Savory is very easy to care for - if you grow beans in the vegetable garden, you should also consider the cultivation of savory (Satureja).
In a herb garden, one thing should not be missing: we are talking about dill. After all, it not only refines dishes, it is also child's play to grow. Dill is a natural weed - those who enjoy eating fish will definitely have dill (Anethum graveolens) in the garden.
The foxtail is a popular summer plant that thrives particularly well in tubs, but also on the balcony. However, this requires the right care. The inflorescences are reminiscent of a fox's tail - the foxtail is a popular summer plant that takes its name from the inflorescences that are reminiscent of foxtails.
Removing aphids - a topic that affects every garden owner at some point. Good if you can rely on natural home remedies. The ladybug is a natural enemy of aphids - every hobby gardener has probably experienced this before: you are enjoying the beautiful flowers and suddenly you discover the little nasty monsters.
If you cut your hedge at the wrong time, you only harm it and achieve the opposite of a densely growing hedge. Hedges need to be cut - no question. However, the hedge cut has to be approached differently with the different hedges. Deciduous woody plants that form a hedge, for example the hornbeam or the European beech and also the wintergreen privet, get their main cut in winter, before the vegetation calm occurs.
Crocuses are pretty much the first flowers to add color to gardens and meadows after winter. We show you how to create your own crocus meadow. Early bloomers like snowdrops and crocuses are the first messengers of spring. You can often be admired even when the snow has not yet completely thawed away.
A tree stump in the garden is often annoying and has to go. The most environmentally friendly is rotting, which you can speed up with little tricks. Every now and then a tree has to leave the garden. Sawing off is usually the lesser evil, but how do you deal with the remaining stump?
Many plants really have extraordinary names. Do you know e.g. the bleeding heart? It is a beautiful flower that grows beautifully when planted. The bleeding heart can be found in many gardens - If you hear the name Bleeding Heart, you could almost believe that it is a film or book title.
Loosen the soil in autumn. Each soil is different. One is more acidic, the other more calcareous, the next sandy, some loamy. And because this is the case, not everything grows everywhere. Ideal if you can determine the pH value of the soil, because then you can also plant plants more specifically.
Weed fleece can help Some say that everything that grows in the garden is justified there. And that's why weed is not picked in some people. However, if you have laid out your garden nicely, then it is all too understandable that you don't tolerate wild weeds in the flower bed - so get out with it.
If trees have grown too high and therefore deprive the other plants of oxygen and your own view, the specialist must take action. Prune the trees in time.Trees in the garden or on your own property breathe life into the area and give it a natural character. Usually varieties such as chestnut, beech or linden are planted.
Japanese gardens are trendy The creation of a Japanese garden is becoming increasingly popular among garden enthusiasts. In addition to gravel-lined areas, artistically cut trees grow in the midst of colorful flowers. All plants are low growing and, in addition to oddly shaped stones, also offer a neatly structured view.
Frost tensioners eat the leaves bare in spring Especially in autumn the frost tensioner females become active and climb up into the fruit trees. The caterpillars then eat the leaves bare in spring and affect the tree. You can fight frost tensioners in an environmentally friendly and effective manner with self-made glue rings that are placed around the logs.
Shrubs are planted in autumn When planting shrubs you should pay attention to a few things if they are to grow well in your garden. Autumn is the best time to plant shrubs so that the shrubs can develop their roots and grow before the winter break. Choosing a location and digging a planting hole But there are other factors, such as the location or the planting hole that must be taken into account.
Perfectly suited for the rock garden: Houseleek (Sempervivum) Many a garden lover brings a piece of the Alps home to him on the flat plain by creating a rock garden. But just putting stones on top of each other would be too easy. So you should first be clear that the floor must not have waterlogging.
A house tree should radiate a certain security Do you know the custom of planting a house tree? The house tree or protective tree should give the house a distinctive character and also radiate a certain security. If you see him, you know that you are at home here.
A boxwood is usually really expensive. Therefore it can be helpful to know how to increase it. For example, this works relatively easily via cuttings. Box trees can be propagated with cuttings We all know the box tree, or should one better say the box tree?
Make a rock garden out of the sandpit For years, the sandpit in the garden served as a playground for the children. But children become people and at some point the sandpit becomes superfluous. But what to do with it? The easiest thing is to dissolve it and make it a lawn.
Don't harvest too early Fresh fruit from your home garden is a fine thing. There are a number of things to consider when harvesting fruit so as not to damage the trees and store the fruit properly for the winter. It is important that you do not pick apples and pears too early. There are different varieties, but it is easy to see when the fruit is ripe.
Most people only know orchids as houseplants. But there are also orchids that thrive in the garden. But only if you plant and care for them properly. The most popular garden orchid is the lady's slipper. The orchids were once considered non-cultivable and were therefore very expensive.