Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The days are getting longer, the temperature rises and nature comes back to life. It is the time of year to get the garden spring-ready. As a specialist in garden items, you naturally want to respond to this as well as possible. We have listed 3 tips with a number of product suggestions for you to inspire your customers.
Pruning will blossom
Plants grow best if pruned at the right time. Shrubs, like butterfly bushes, roses and lavender, are usually pruned after frost. The use of the right garden tools is essential. Blunt scissors cause fraying along the pruning wound, resulting in harmful fungi.
Pruning is an intensive job where it will come in handy if you have your tools at hand. Which makes a garden tool bag or apron essential! The pockets on the apron allow multiple tools to be carried at the same time. And with the modern look of the jeans line, you also look the part.
Not all consumers have a green thumb and some extra tips and inspiration won't hurt. For instance, when you sell plants, present the matching tools with them. (Sales) success guaranteed.
Plants and accessories for a decorated garden
Every garden gets a completely different look with new plants. The use of planters and pots enhances this effect. Etageres and hanging baskets are the ideal way to make maximum use of the space in the garden. Especially for people with a small garden or balcony. By presenting plants and articles in combination in your store, you can give your customers ideas and make it very easy to buy several articles at the same time.
With the current do it yourself trend, a potting table is an unmissable addition to your range. This makes it possible to repot standing plants. This makes potting easier, but it also helps to prevent back problems. The potting tables from Esschert Design also have drawers for storing garden tools. Practical and tidy!
Flowers and plants need regular watering. A watering can is very handy because you can reach practically everything. But in addition to being practical, our watering cans are also a feast for the eyes. So they do not have to be hidden in a shed but can remain in the garden as decoration. And whatever style the garden has, there is always a suitable watering can. Lovers of trendy colours can indulge in the fifty shades of blue and fifty shades of green collections. In addition to watering cans, these consist of a number of garden tools in the same colour palette. Nice in one colour, but even more fun combined!
Enjoy the flora and fauna of your own garden
Due to increasing urbanization, the habitat of birds, insects and other garden animals is increasingly affected. In addition, gardens are being designed to be low-maintenance, for example with tiles instead of vegetation. As a result, there is a lack of "messy places" where insects feel good. Nature can use some help, for example with an insect hotel that has been specially developed for several types of insects: Bees breed and hibernate in the hollow bamboo stems and ladybugs like to rest in the dense material of the pine bark. Planting, such as a butterfly bush, where nectar can be extracted, helps attract insects to the insect hotel.
Birds that fly back and forth create a lively scene in the garden. However, what is often not considered is that birds are also very useful. Great tits, for example, are fond of protein-rich oak processionary, making them an effective and environmentally friendly pesticide for the increasing problem of the oak processionary. By placing a number of nest boxes,especially made for the great tit, you ensure that you get your own pesticide.Birds are also the solution for combating mosquitoes, larvae and spiders. View our wide range of nest boxes.