Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Many people experience a dip in the garden in the winter, but you can invest in your garden now and enjoy it until late December! We tell you which chores to do in August and of course we give you some handy tips.
Flooding is a common problem in the garden. August can be a very rainy month, but the months to come generally have a lot of rain too. Now is the time to prepare your garden and take the right measures.
1. Paved gardens are more prone to waterlogging. Replace paving with plants, trees and shrubs.
2. Tiles can also be replaced with semi-paving, such as gravel, chippings, bark or shells.
3. Install rain barrels to collect the water so you can reuse it in drier periods.
A rain barrel not only collects water so that you can reuse it in drier periods, but it has many other advantages.
- With a rain barrel you are prepared for extreme weather conditions. In heavy, short showers the water often cannot sink into the ground fast enough, which can cause flooding. A rain barrel can help to collect some of this water.
- The water from the rain barrel is better for your garden. There is no lime in rainwater.
- Rainwater is free, so we save on drinking water and pay less for it.
- Rainwater is good for the environment. In warm periods, water consumption increases to an average of 150 litres per person per day. By using rainwater from the rain barrel, less groundwater needs to be pumped up.
Hang up the nesting boxes
A nest box provides a safe and quiet place to build a nest. Both the bird itself and the nest are protected against various weather conditions and predators. A nesting box in the garden ensures that birds have a place to maintain their population. But it also helps to combat the oak processionary caterpillar. Birds love this! With a nesting box, you ensure more biodiversity in the garden and with our different types, there is a nesting box for every garden. August is the perfect time to offer nesting boxes to your customers, so they can hang them up in time.