Plan, create and maintain perennial beds


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When you create a new perennial border, you must first enter the Prepare soil carefully and remove all the blanks. This is especially true for stubborn root weeds such as couch grass, greed and field horsetail. The subterranean foothills can hardly be removed later.
Heavy soils often suffer from waterlogging. For this reason, work on building sand, compost or bark humus to loosen up. Light sandy soils can also be improved with compost, loamy soils or clay flour (bentonite). By digging and then cultivating the soil is first loosened, then you should on the entire surface Horn shavings or an organic fertilizer sprinkle and rake easily. For large beds, you can transfer the square meter grid from the planting plan with scattered lines of light building sand on the planting area for better orientation.
Small planning errors You can correct it while laying out the plants. If all shrubs are properly distributed, they are potted and used with a planting trowel. Important is the right planting depth: The top edge of the potted root ball should be covered with garden soil after inserting a maximum of one centimeter. Press the newly planted perennials with both hands and then loosen the soil between the plants with a narrow cultivator. By thorough casting with a garden spray, each individual plant is finally thoroughly slurried again.

Tip: Water bath for dry pot bales

Bath pots in water

Treat the pot bale to a water bath before inserting

Often the tufts of purchased plants are too dry. Dip the perennials Therefore, best before planting with the pot in a bucket of water, namely until no more bubbles rise. Advantages: Moist earth bales are easier to replenish and you save water, because the perennials do not need to be watered so much after use. If the plants still stuck in the pot, cut with a sharp knife just all the roots that grow out below. Heavily matted root ball In addition, you should tear with your fingers along the lower bale edge to encourage the long rotation roots to re-branch.

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