Garden beetles – so you get rid of the pest

Garden beetles - so you get rid of the pest

Garden beetles, also called June beetles, look like cockchafer, but are pests. You can get rid of them by preventing, setting up traps or using natural predators.

The garden beetle: a pest

You may know the garden leaf beetle (Phyllopertha horticola) under the name Junikäfer. It looks very similar to the cockchafer and is sometimes called the little rose beetle. The body of the garden beetle is flatter than the cockchafer. The beetles fly between late May and late June. Then the cycle starts all over again and the females lay their eggs so that new larvae can hatch in July.


Garden wedding – the right dress, decoration and other ideas

Garden wedding - the right dress, decoration and other ideas

Many couples dream of a garden wedding. From wedding dress to decoration: We have put together the most important tips for your sustainable wedding ceremony in the country.

Garden wedding: a sustainable dress

You can acquire your outfit for your garden wedding fairly and sustainably. (Photo: CC0 / Pixabay / pashminu)

A wedding celebration in the green under a blue sky is a dream for many couples. A colorful floral backdrop completes the romantic mood. Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate the marriage covenant.

You can consciously make this experience sustainable – starting with bridal fashion. We have put together tips and tricks for brides to buy their dream dress:


Garden design close to nature – 10 tips

Garden design close to nature - 10 tips

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1. Plant wild flowers

A little variety is good for the garden and the environment: wildflowers not only look romantic, they also offer bees, Bumblebees and other insect food.

Special bee forage plants (e.g. bee friend), but you can also plant umbelliferous plants such as dill or wild carrot in the wild perennial bed. For the idyllic natural garden are suitable Varieties with a wild character like bluebells, the cockard flower, columbine, foxglove and mallow.

Popular Wild herbs are blue pillows, goose cress, sage, rosemary and thyme.


Winter garden – a checklist

Winter garden - a checklist

We will explain step by step how to make your garden winter-proof in our checklist. So you can enjoy healthy plants again next year.

1. Make the garden winter-proof: rake leaves and fertilize

Autumn leaves in the garden
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Falling leaves are a clear sign that autumn is here. To save yourself work, wait until after the first frost to rake the leaves. By then, most of the leaves have fallen. Rake your lawn thoroughly. This ensures that you have also removed moss and fallen leaves and that there are no bald spots in the grass.


Rent a garden – that’s how you lease an allotment garden

Rent a garden - that's how you lease an allotment garden

If you are longing for your own garden in the big city, you can rent a garden. We explain how to do it best and what you need to consider.

Renting a garden doesn’t have to be expensive

If you don’t have your own garden, you can simply rent a garden instead. This gives you space to make your own Growing vegetables and fruits or relax in the green. In addition, many allotment gardens are not too expensive and a good alternative to your own house with a garden. However, there are a few things you should consider when you lease. We explain the most important facts about renting a garden.


Washing curtains – instructions and tips

Washing curtains - instructions and tips

We’ll tell you how you can wash curtains without them becoming creased – so your curtains stay colorful and stain-free for a long time.

Curtains beautify every window. (Photo: CC0 / Pixabay / anaterate)

Curtains protect us from the sun and unpleasant looks. Over time, the fabrics also collect dust, pollen and other dirt that comes through the window. That’s why they need a wash now and then – every few months is completely sufficient. If you follow a few tips, the fabrics in the washing machine will quickly become clean again without crumpling.


Garam masala – recipe for the indian spice mix

Garam masala - recipe for the indian spice mix

With this recipe you can easily make Garam Masala yourself. The spice mix is ​​a classic of Indian cuisine and should not be missing in oriental dishes.

Garam Masala exudes a pleasant fragrance. (Photo: CC0 / Pixabay / LaszloBartucz)

Garam Masala is a blend of spices from the Indian region. It is based on the laws of Ayurvedic healing arts – that’s why spices are traditionally used to heat the body and promote digestion.

In India, every family has its own traditional mix. There is therefore no single recipe for Garam Masala. In the following we will show you a simple variant that you can change as you like.


Goose cinquefoil – effect and application as a home remedy

Goose cinquefoil - effect and application as a home remedy

Goose cinquefoil is a native medicinal plant. In this article, you will learn how to use the home remedy and how it works.

Goose cinquefoil, too anserina, silver herb or cramp herb is a widespread in Germany medicinal plant. It grows almost everywhere, on the edges of paths, on meadows, arable land, but also on compacted areas such as railway embankments.

Goose finger herb belongs to the rose family. It is a perennial and grows over a large area. It is only about 20 centimeters high.

The leaves of the goose finger herb are jagged, finger-shaped and aligned in pairs on the thin shoots. They are pinnate and silvery-white hairy on the underside. This makes them look like they are covered with velvet. This is where the name "silver herb" comes from. The herb produces yellow flowers from May to August.


Eat daisies – what you should consider

Eat daisies - what you should consider

Eating daisies – is that possible? Sure, of course! Because they are not only pretty, but also very healthy. Here you can find out what you should consider when eating and collecting.

Daisies are edible. (Photo: CC0 / Pixabay / Pezibear)

From April, the small flowers of the daisies can be seen on many meadows, on the edges of fields and on the side of the path. In warm weather, daisies can bloom into November, but it’s best to collect them in April or May, when the flowers are young and particularly tasty.


Game-of-thrones star wants to fight plastic – and does everything wrong

Game-of-thrones star wants to fight plastic - and does everything wrong

Plastic waste pollutes our environment, especially the oceans – and more plastic is added every day. Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa wants to do something about it: with water from beverage cans. In order to advertise his new product, he even shaved off his beard.

"Plastic kills our planet," says Jason Momoa in his video, which he uploaded to YouTube and Instagram. "And I think I have a solution." Momoa’s solution: aluminum. More specifically, water from aluminum beverage cans.