The tropical temperatures of the past few weeks were not only sweating and puffing for humans and animals, plants and trees also moan under the heat and suffer from the drought. It has been since 1901 that it was still so dry. And that has major consequences. Green grass turns yellow and barren, Hydrangea's hang limp and garden plants dry out. How do you protect the garden against long dry spells? At Willaert you will find different solutions!
In the past, mulch was applied to control weeds, nowadays it is a must to better retain the moisture in the soil. Such a layer protects the plants from drought in the summer and severe frost and hard rains in the winter. Now that water is becoming so rare and precious, no square centimeter of the garden soil should be exposed to sun and wind.
Aquaperla is a physical soil improver. These water crystals absorb more than 100 times their own weight in water and nutrients and redeliver them according to the needs of the plant. This makes the product extremely suitable as a temporary water buffer in dry soils. The crystals are mixed in the soil when building the garden or with potting soil to water less often.
Terracottem, is a mixture of growth stimulators, water-absorbing polymers, mineral, slow-acting and organic fertilizers and lava. It is a user-friendly and efficient soil improvement technology that provides plants with all the necessary elements and fertilizers for a balanced development. The soil improver stores water and nutrients for eight years and protects the plants against irregular waterings and water shortages. The casting frequency can be reduced by up to 50%.
The swivel nozzle is the best known nozzle. This type of sprinkler is therefore very suitable for watering more or less rectangular gardens. The surface to be sprayed can be set with the water supply and an adjustable angle.
The circle sprinkler is similar to the swivel sprinkler in terms of type of sprinkling, however with the circular sprinkler the spray head rotates in circles instead of making a reciprocating movement. A fairly large surface area can also be achieved with a circular sprinkler.
The sector sprinklers are used for watering larger areas such as orchards, vegetable gardens and riding arena. The nozzles can be connected to the water supply. The spray angle is adjustable and the diameter achieved is up to about 30 meters.
In addition to regular watering, an irrigation system can be installed. Irrigation systems have been used since ancient times. For example, the Egyptians collected water from the Nile during the annual floods and used it for the rest of the year to irrigate their fields by means of dikes. Today, drip irrigation has become a very popular system: it minimizes evaporative water loss while preventing mold and disease.
The porous drip hose is very easy to use and is ideal for watering ornamental gardens, vegetable gardens and greenhouses. The sweat hose ensures economical irrigation through a targeted droplet release at the roots of the plants or vegetables. The drip hose can be used underground or above ground. With underground installation, the hose saves up to 50% water because it does not evaporate. This hose 'sweats' one to three liters per hour per meter, is UV resistant and can tolerate up to -20 ° C if it has been drained. Note !: Ferrous water is not suitable for the sweat hose or drip irrigation.
New: water bag
After planting, young trees are very vulnerable to the effects of desiccation or watering. For proper rooting, a gradual, moderate influx of water is required. The water bag holds 75 or 100 liters of water securely against the tree with a simple zip. A distribution system ensures that the water drips out of the bag at a slow pace, so that the tree has enough time to absorb the water. Depending on the placement, the water bag will drip in six to ten hours, after which it can be refilled if necessary. We recommend filling the water bag once or twice a week for optimal growth of the (young) trees.