Posts Tagged ‘plants’

postheadericon In the Regeneration Zone of a Natural Pool Need Three Types of Plants.

thekingsgarden.com1. First, we have floating plants, rooted to the bottom as the water lilies, or as free floating duckweed. These types of as well as oxygenating plants provide shade, protecting the water from overexposure to the sun that trigger algal blooms.

2. Second, we rooted plants such as water lily or reed. Around its roots living anaerobic and aerobic bacteria. The latter reduce transforming organic waste in nutrients directly assimilated by the plants or even released into the atmosphere gas.

3. Finally, to reach a comprehensive biological balance, we must add submerged plants like foxtail. These resources extracted directly from nitrates and phosphates from the water by limiting the growth of algae.

You see the issue is their technical complexity, but in terms of design can be combined with any type of garden and architecture. So we recommend the help of a landscaper when planning and designing your new natural ecological pool!

postheadericon Planting

Garden Tips and InfoMulch, mulch in English, is a technique widely used for its multiple advantages in growing plants and vegetables. Consists of covering the soil with organic material (straw, bark, leaves …) or inorganic (plastic, gravel …) to isolate and protect it.

To make a quilt you can use different materials. With them covering the soil around the plant to a thickness of 5 to 10 cm. It is important to cover the entire area where are buried the roots of plants to be protected completely.


* the benefits of mulching are many.

Protect plants from frost and extreme temperatures in winter. Plants are very sensitive to cold, so when the frosts begin good mulch can prevent the roots from freezing and dying.

Reduces the evaporation of water in summer. Retains soil moisture accumulated during the spring rains that help hydrate the plant. This will not need much watering.

Avoid the proliferation of weeds, since it prevents the passage of light.

They serve as fertilizer. If organic materials are used, they nourish the soil slowly as they decompose.

Protect the land from erosion by wind and rain keeping the soil structure.

Mulch should be applied in late spring, to preserve the accumulated moisture after the rains of spring. It is also advisable in the fall, before the arrival of frost, to protect the roots from freezing and avoid killing the plant.

postheadericon Bosch ALR 900 Aerator

Garden Tips and InfoFor grass to grow lush should be released regularly in moss and leaf litter. The aerator lawn Bosch gets rid of both easily adjusting their felxible steel claws 20 at the proper height: – 5mm styling and plush moss without damaging the turf, +10 mm to remove the leaves.

Power 900 W, motor Power DriveTM
Collect Jet efficient collection: the air is sucked from the sides to the rotor, and from the rotor to the collector box, thus preventing the material to block the roll.
Great front collecting basket of 50 liters
Compact storage, thanks to its folding handles

Mosses and rooted vegetation flat block optimal supply of air, water and nutrients from the lawn. The Bosch Lawn scarifier solves this problem quickly i effective.

The 10 double roller claws tear selectively rotating the plush lawn, respecting, however, the grass plants and roots. Result: The grass is released from a mild form of unwanted vegetation, which makes them grow and develop optimally. A study of turf expert, Dr. Müller-Beck, confirms the advantages of working principle of the scarifier lawn. With only two applications per year, in spring and autumn, the lawn can absorb all the important nutrients, and with a success that is obvious.

You has to maintain a healthy lawn care regularly:


In spring the grass should be cut to a height as low as possible, which is important to aerate the lawn.


The spring steel rotary ripper rip the moss and weeds. The lawn will breathe.

And also, if for some time had insufficient care:

Replant and pay

the bald reseed the lawn with the right seeds, covering them with mulch.


For the seeds to germinate and take root and grow in this way the grass is now important moisture.

Technical Data

Electric motor (900 W)
No Cylinder ripper
Working width 32 cm
Work Surface –
4-position depth adjustment
Wheel Diameter –
Net Weight 9.5 kg
50 liters BINS

postheadericon Summer Garden, Playground

Gardens PicturesIf you have children, especially young children and has a patio with interesting proportions, can provide a good safe play area, within your own home and under your supervision. The advice in this case comes from the side to create a design that takes maximum safety and of course a nice aesthetic.

Laseguridades what I want to address in this post, and so I thought a brief summary of details to look and consider.

Start by plants; make an objective look around you: the playground may not have (they are beautiful) plants that are toxic, irritating to the skin, or spiny.

Remember that in summer, this space will also be used at night, so think safe lighting is another challenge. Suggest elevated lights (outside the area of movement and reach of children) and possibly equipped with automatic sensors switch.

The Roads and pavements insurance is a very important aspect not always remember … until an accident happens. Avoid slippery floors in that fulfill this feature, verify that a rainy day do not turn on such.

Finally, this area should be away from places where machinery guards, scissors, tools, fertilizers, chemicals and everything to have access to small and mean a danger or threat to them.

postheadericon August Garden Calendar

garden tips and infoBut contradictory to what may seem, it is usually temporary change of residence, trips … in short, not being home much time and neglecting some of our plants and garden. This is no excuse to know there is a garden in August schedule to be met. Our plants do not take vacations.

In Spain, August is a little less warm than July and the days begin to be shorter. With this, we see that the plants begin to vegetate better and some fruits like orange have a second re-sprouting.

In the garden:

It is the ideal time to harvest vegetables such as melons and watermelons.
As temperatures remain high, we can make watering basins around to help pick fruit and make better use of irrigation water.

Irrigation a few days elapsed, remove the topsoil to prevent water loss by perspiration and thus risks alienating.

Go preparing the ground for planting vegetables for the fall.

Rather than sowing, transplanting some vegetables can even as lettuce, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes and cucumbers to accelerate their culture and get to collect them before they get cold.

We damaged branches from trees and branches to be forming as we have them in the form of glass, cane, lace, etc…

Collect those seeds and aromatic vegetables as possible for planting next year.

Tomatoes on the vine

on the lawn:

Varieties that blight this season begin to sprout.
Drizzle with some frequency in the early hours of the day or late afternoon, but never get the plants wet at night.

Control pests such as caterpillars or diseases such as rust.

Mowing with a cut half each week to promote perspiration lawn.

Pay at lower doses and to start thinking about fertilizers strengthen it for the fall, richer in potassium and less nitrogen.

If you have to replant areas, we think that time is running good, do it now.

In the garden:

If we can, “green pruning” trees, removing those branches still young but we do not like where or how they grow. This will eliminate harsh winter pruning.

Clean the dried flowers and plants to reduce emissions further promote.

Clear seasonal plants will be very sure to make the most hit, although we have to be thinking about the fall season plants.

Keep watering regularly.

Monitor pests and diseases, especially using preventative treatments against scale insects, caterpillars and especially spider mites and the high temperatures and low relative humidity favors development.

Collect seeds from those plants as possible for planting next year.

In houseplants:

Continue to pay at each watering but at the recommended dose rates.
Humidity control as you will need to be increased, particularly large-leaved plants.

If we want a transplant to a slightly larger pot, we must do this month.

Preventive treatment of triple action will be sufficient to avoid pests and diseases. Watch out for mites.

If we housekeeper, make sure to leave water reserves available to plants.

On the terrace:

Continue watering almost daily.

Pests, spider mites and caterpillars are the most common.

Pay with every watering but lower recommended doses, and if these are very common … alternating irrigation with and without fertilizer.

Making the most of seasonal plants we have and start thinking about replacing over the next month by the autumn.

To keep the roses blooming roses should be cut, ideal to go cutting the branches of the year to about 5 cm from the insertion point of the main stem.

If we have not pruned the aromatic do this month to begin again his face sprouting of September.