Chiffchaff: habitat, nest & appearance of the willow warbler in profile

Chiffchaff: habitat, nest & appearance of the willow warbler in profile

What does the chiffchaff (also called willow warbler) eat? How can one distinguish the chiffchaff from the fitis? We present the songbird in our profile. The inconspicuous chiffchaff is a great singer [Photo: Marcin Perkowski / Shutterstock.com] Although the chiffchaff ( Phylloscopus collybita ) is a fairly common bird, it is rarely consciously noticed. This…

Artificial Fertilizers: Properties, Disadvantages & Better Alternatives

Artificial Fertilizers: Properties, Disadvantages & Better Alternatives

Unlike organic fertilizer, artificial fertilizer is made from fossil minerals and atmospheric nitrogen. We show what alternatives are available. Industrially produced artificial fertilizers are widely used in gardens and agriculture [Photo: Criniger kolio / Shutterstock.com] How do artificial fertilizers fit into the naturalness of living and growing gardens? The term clearly differentiates the chemically and…

What is a dry lawn, what makes it special & how do you put it on?

What is a dry lawn, what makes it special & how do you put it on?

For gardens in regions that are affected by heat and drought in summer, it is important to choose the right lawn seeds. You can find out how to lay out and maintain a dry lawn here. Dry grass is vastly superior to conventional grass in dry locations [Photo: randy andy / Shutterstock.com] Having a dry…

Sports and Play Turf: What Are Its Advantages, How Is It Cared For & Which Mixture Should You Choose?

Sports and Play Turf: What Are Its Advantages, How Is It Cared For & Which Mixture Should You Choose?

Often times, the lawn in the garden is heavily used by an active lifestyle or children playing. We show when it makes sense to use a more robust lawn seed mixture and how best to proceed when creating play and sports lawns. A sports and play lawn is an all-rounder that can be used in…

Poa pratensis: properties & uses of the meadow panicle

Poa pratensis: properties & uses of the meadow panicle

The meadow panicle ( Poa pratensis ) is a common component of lawn seed mixtures. Here you can find out everything about the properties and uses of the grass. Poa pratensis is native to us and can be found in almost every house lawn [Photo: Marco.Warm / Shutterstock.com] The panicle inflorescences are probably familiar to…

Poa Trivialis: Properties & Uses of Common Bluegrass

Poa Trivialis: Properties & Uses of Common Bluegrass

Poa trivialis , also known as bluegrass, is often part of lawn seed mixes. We show what makes bluegrass so special and how it can be used in the garden. Common bluegrass is also suitable for shady gardens [Photo: Grigvovan / Shutterstock.com] As an extremely shade-tolerant and also fast-growing species, the common bluegrass ( Poa…

Fertilizing bonsai: professional tips on the procedure & the right fertilizer

Fertilizing bonsai: professional tips on the procedure & the right fertilizer

Even the smallest tree needs nutrients every now and then. We show when and how to fertilize your bonsai and which fertilizer is best suited for this. Bonsais need a special fertilization that is adapted to the long-term pot culture [Photo: wonderisland / Shutterstock.com] Just like with its free-growing conspecifics, the care of a bonsai…