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Especially in summer, every garden lover wants to have a nice garden. But how does the garden grow and thrive best? A few gardening tips can help.

Garden tips - this is how the garden grows and thrives

The right place is very important for a plant. Healthy growth is only possible if the location requirements are met. For example, some plants need a sunny place and others need a partially shaded place. It also depends on the soil, for example some plants tolerate calcareous soil better and others best tolerate acid soil.

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Right planting time

The autumn transplant in October or November is best suited for bare-rooted trees and shrubs. By the spring they are well rooted and floating vigorously. Plants that are somewhat sensitive to frost should be planted in spring. This way they survive the first winter better than if they are planted just before winter sets in. It is important to note that the temperatures do not drop below freezing even at night. Larger trees should also be planted in spring so that they are not exposed to autumn and winter storms.

Plants need attention

Nursing mistakes are usually too long or too strong neglect of the plants. This promotes diseases and pests that are likely to be avoided or even combated by more attention.

Even moisture is ideal for watering. It should be noted that "less is more". Most plants cannot tolerate too much water, only special aquatic plants and swamp plants. They should only be watered when the top layer of earth is dry. Water in the coaster should be avoided. What many do not know is that plants tolerate drought better than moisture. Weak leaves can recover faster than rotten roots. But don't let the plants dry up completely either. The best place to pour is room-warm, stale water or rainwater.

For garden plants you should not use chemical fertilizers, but rather only self-made compost. In spring you can also rake a thin layer of compost into the raked-off beds. Regular pruning of the branches is very important for the growth of the trees. There is a rule of thumb "early bloomers immediately after flowering, late bloomers in spring". If you have any doubts or are borderline cases, do not cut or prune the plants, but only moderate them. So you can avoid the cut and the flower will not fail.

If you pay attention to all the garden tips, you will have a garden that grows well and thrives and gives much pleasure.

Water the garden properly

For the plants to grow in the garden and last a long time, they must be properly watered.

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Right time for watering

Many garden owners refrain from watering after a rain shower. But many plants need significantly more water than just rainwater. You don't have to water the plants every day, but you do have to water them extensively. On hot days, the soil is so dry that the water drains away quickly and cannot seep into the soil.

For this reason, it is better to water properly once than not enough. With the right amount of water, the plants form deep and strong roots. The right time is also an important factor for watering. The early hours of the morning are best. Due to the lower sun rays, less water evaporates and drags into the ground. In addition, the plants can dry in the mild morning sun that got wet when watered. If you water later, the drops on the leaves can burn the flowers.

You don't have to get up early to water the garden. There is an irrigation computer for late risers. With it you can not only set the correct time, but also the length of the irrigation. Alternatively, you can water in the evening.

If you cannot assess whether the soil needs water, a rain gauge can help you. With it you can see how much water arrives on the ground. 10 to 20 liters are perfect per square meter. You can also do a spade test. They dig deep into the ground with the spade and check the moisture. If the soil is damp over the entire depth, you do not need to water.

How to irrigate?

If you irrigate the plants with the garden hose, the water usually only reaches the surface. Better use a watering can, which has a thicker and softer jet. Two watering cans per square meter are ideal. Rainwater is best for irrigation, as tap water is often too cold. Rainwater can be easily collected with a rain barrel. If you need to use tap water, leave it for one day.

Even the lawn needs water

The lawn is also part of the garden and should not be forgotten when watering. If you want to keep the lawn green throughout the summer, you need to provide it with plenty of water. The lawn only stays healthy, even if the roots are sufficiently hydrated. The best way to water the lawn after a rain shower, since the topsoil is already wet and thus the irrigation water can easily penetrate into deeper layers.

If you water the lawn and flowers properly and regularly, you will have a beautiful green garden.

Lots of garden for little money

A beautiful garden does not necessarily have to be expensive. With good ideas you will have a nice garden for little money.

Cost saving

There are many corners in the garden. A paved area in particular is not cheap. For this reason, you should consider carefully whether you need a fully paved area. Alternatives would be water-permeable coverings made of grit or gravel, which are a lot cheaper. This will be sufficient if you do not drive the area by car.

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To do this, remove the soil 10 cm deep and compact it with a vibrating plate. Then lay out a plastic fleece and pour the gravel on it. The fleece prevents the gravel from mixing with the sub-floor, but is also permeable to water.

For garden paths that are not constantly stepped on, you can also use bark mulch or wood chop. You have to refill this every year as it rots over time. Edge borders for beds and paths make everything look clean and tidy.

Hedge and fence

In contrast to finished hedge plants, a hedge made from beech or hornbeam seeds takes a few years longer to reach the correct size. Of course, the seeds or small shrubs are much cheaper than the large and fully grown ones. In addition, seedlings often grow more safely than larger plants. You should cut back the plant vigorously as soon as it is planted so that it will branch well.

Instead of an expensive fence, you can choose a chestnut fence. These consist of untreated chestnut sticks that are held together with two to three horizontal, galvanized metal wires. The fence is inexpensive, durable and has a rustic style. This fence goes particularly well with a country house garden.

have patience

Plant propagation is a great way to save money. When designing the beds, you should plant the plants at generous intervals. After just a few years, you can divide almost any perennial and pull new branches. Plants such as functia, delphiniums and other noble types of perennials are quite expensive.

Most species have to be shared regularly, so you should ask friends if you can get something. Privet hedges and flowering shrubs such as currant and fragrant jasmine are available free of charge. They are easy to pull out of plywood. In spring, simply cut off shoot-long shoots and then put them in the ground.

Even with simple means and little money you can have a nice garden.

Romantic garden

There is nothing better than to sit and relax in the romantic garden after a busy day.

Create a romantic atmosphere

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Straight lines and shapes and symmetrical beds are not used in the romantic garden. The focus is on dreaminess, tenderness and lightness. In the garden there are decorative elements decorated with love. There must be no bare earth between the plants, this only disturbs. The beds must be filled with plants. With a curved path, the beautiful plants create a dreamlike picture. The romantic garden is more wild than styled, anyway, or because of that it needs a lot of maintenance. Not everything has to be polished to a high gloss. On the contrary, such a garden can also bear a sign of the times.

Right flowers

The choice of flowers is very important for the romantic garden, as it has a great influence on the mood. You should avoid bright colors, use delicate, pastel-colored flowers. It doesn't matter which plants are selected, they just have to be very lush. Flowers in violet, blue tones, white and rose convey a warm mood. In addition to roses, other fragrant plants and herbs also belong in a romantic garden. The plants can grow wild side by side. You can also use bluebells, peonies, catnip, hydrangeas and delphiniums, as well as nostalgic flowers such as the sterling or the columbine. Fine grasses that move in the wind give the garden a perfect basis and create a harmonious atmosphere.

shadow play

Hard light is avoided in the romantic garden and the shadow is played instead. You will find moving light and shadow spots under deciduous trees, leafy walkways or perched pergolas. The interplay of shadow and light creates a breathtaking backdrop. Dramatic effects are created and contours blur. For a brief moment, the sun's rays simulate the feeling of sitting in a clearing. In addition, trees with sloping crowns and pergolas with overhanging tendrils offer a retreat and convey a holiday feeling.

Further furnishing elements

A romantic garden definitely needs a retreat. A hidden corner with a sitting area, arbors or pavilions are welcome in the garden. With the scent of roses, night violets, lavender and rippling water in the background, it becomes a very special place. Sculptures and columns are also popular elements.

Round arches and trellises are perfect, on which clematis, wild wine, knotweed or climbing roses climb up. Lanterns, fences and wrought iron garden furniture also add to the romantic charm. Every corner offers something surprising, whether extraordinary flowers or beautiful roses.
Romantic gardens enchant with their playfulness and opulence.

Scented plants - the perfume of nature in your own garden

With their intense fragrance, scented plants are an important element of garden design. The scent of flowers, herbs and fruits make a garden very special.

What are aromatic plants?

All plants have a scent in some way, but scented plants have a particularly aromatic, pleasant scent with a high fragrance intensity and range. The fragrances of the fragrant plant are often perceived unconsciously and have a very positive effect on the emotional sensation of the smeller.

Fragrance plants belong to the category of medicinal plants. Medicinal herbs such as sage, thyme or lavender can not be missing in the garden. But aromatic plants can also contain poisonous alkaloids, so you should be very picky when choosing the right one.

Which aromatic plants are there?

There is a large selection of aromatic plants. Among them are fragrant flowers, scented trees, fragrant hedges, scented herbs, scented shrubs, roses and many more. The plants also include fruit bushes. These have an intense aroma in spring when they flower.

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Amber trees and conifers such as fir and Douglas fir are also included. Nightshade plants such as thorn apple, deadly cherry or angel's trumpet are best suited as fragrant perennials. As the name suggests, they exude a bewitching scent, especially in the evenings and at night. There are even plants with a chocolate scent. The chocolate iris and chocolate come also exude a sweet cocoa aroma in the garden.

What to look for when buying?

When buying, it is very important to pay attention to personal taste and smell. People perceive smells differently. Before you buy the plants in a nursery or in a nursery, you should therefore carry out an extensive odor test. If this is not possible, as when buying online, you should at least read the description carefully.

Scented plants in winter

There are fragrant plants that don't mind the cold in winter. They exude an intense floral fragrance even in the dark season. The house wall or a protected corner is well suited for the fragrant winter bloomers, because otherwise there is not much left of the scent. The location of the fragrant plant can affect the intensity of the fragrance.

The winter plants usually have a less abundant bloom, but smell all the more intense. The ideal time to plant winter bloomers is until late autumn.

The perfect flower garden not only looks beautiful, but it can also exude a wonderful fragrance. For this reason, aromatic plants in the garden simply can not be missing, they can contribute much to the well-being.

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