Phylum for the garden

Green and flowering shrubs on half tall trunks are gaining in popularity. Whether as Beetschmuck or in individual position: The small trees not take up a lot of space and are very versatile.

Special care of standard trees

Attention: phylum are not as robust as plants with natural growth. The stem should not be exposed to the morning sun in winter, as partial excessive heating of the bark quickly lead to frost cracks. Since lateral branches absent as natural shading of the trunk, you should shade him with a reed mat or provided with a light-reflecting white protective coating. The special color is available in the garden retailers. Also make sure that the plants are not exposed to wind, and back them in case of doubt with a bamboo pole, or a stake. When phylum that shrubby grow naturally, form the trunk occasionally new shoots. Tear off as early as possible this carefully by hand from. To remove with even the Astring and prevent the plant on again sprouting.

Pyrus salicifolia

The Pyrus salicifolia seems at first glance to quite exotic and is with its narrow gray leaves in an olive tree

Increasingly popular also the Pyrus salicifolia (Pyrus salicifolia). It fits with their gray-green foliage and the cascade overhanging crown very well in Mediterranean-style gardens. Her crown is but over the years three to four meters wide, you grant her so a correspondingly large space in the garden. The bushes are like the roses also finished in the final standard trees, use in this case, seedlings of wild wood pear (Pyrus communis) or the engagement leagues hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Commercially are also plants with “real” root. For this, the young seedlings must be held upright with the help of bamboo sticks in the nursery. Their stems are then but not particularly straight and often show grain.

The mountain pine must be trimmed regularly in the crown area, so it is not too big and well branched


Conifers pulling mostly zoom on its own tribe to phylum. Only when the plants reach the desired plant height, the lower side shoots are removed and trimmed the crown shoots, so that they verzeigen well and form a dense, compact crown. The mountain pine (Pinus mugo), for example to be entspitzt regularly so that the crown remains compact. In addition one breaks in April/May, the young soft drive candles simply by hand in the middle. Cypress family as juniper, cypress and arborvitae will be once or twice a year with the hedge trimmer cut into shape to keep them compact.

Swimming pool in the garden

On the lawn in the garden enjoying the summer sun and jump to the slowdown in the private pool – it is a dream of many. With the necessary small change and a big dose of technical skill can implement this dream readily because:

building pool by yourself is not all that complicated.

In sweltering heat the crowded pool and avoid simply jump into the private pool – a dream of many home owners. Who is cleverly crafted and invested some work days, a pool can build itself. Before the groundbreaking ceremony is done, future pool owners for a style to decide.

It’s your choice, are spoiled: Pool species

A rapidly built linkages, stable tarpaulin and water – that is the pool

Fun for small gardens offer inflatable ring pool. They are already available for a few 100 euros in hardware stores. Is summer over, the pool can easily break down again. In the long run certainly not the best solution, but for tenants a good alternative to the large garden pool.

Who wants a little more space in its pool, is well advised with a steel wall pool. In this version, a steel body is built in round or oval shape and is lined with a waterproof film. With a maximum diameter of eight meters and a water depth of 1.50 meters here is already plenty of space for swimming. A round pool with these dimensions can be had for around 2,000 euros. The package includes accessories such as filters and frequent pool ladder included.

A particularly convenient solution are prefabricated swimming pools made of polyester. They are supplied in one piece and must only be used in the right pit. The gap is filled with lean concrete. However, the convenience comes at a price. Pool builder must anticipate a rectangular pool with a length of eight to nine meters with a purchase price of about 10,000 euros.

When brick pool craftsmanship and time are required – the effort will be rewarded

Who wants to swim long lanes, should underpin a large swimming pool. For the self-made, for example, Styrofoam blocks or scarf stones are better. These are bricked on a base plate and then filled with concrete. Of course, the basin can be completely made of concrete. Also in these variants, it is lined with a foil. The price depends on the size of the pool and the introduced personal contribution.