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Imagine: It's been hot and dry for days and you're terribly thirsty. You've looked everywhere for water - but only found dry earth. And then suddenly there is a bulging irrigation bag in the middle of the garden on a tree. If you were a thirsty animal, what would you do in this situation?
We didn't expect rodents to eat watering bags. But now that there are regular hot days and it's been very dry for a long time, we're hearing more and more about gnawing damage to the bags.
Fortunately, there is a very simple and efficient way to protect your bags from animal bites. And at the same time, you can also encourage life in your garden or other area that you tend to.
So that the thirsty animals don't gnaw on your watering bags, you can offer them some water in a flat bowl. You are also doing something good for the animals in your garden. In the long run, everyone benefits. Because animals are roommates and helpers in our gardens. Incidentally, NABU also recommends this in this Post . For the NABU ornithologist Stefan Bosch, clean and safe bathing and drinking areas are vital for the survival of many animals.
Build a water trough in the garden
A Introduce bathing and drinking places for animals in your garden easy and you don't need to buy anything for it. You can simply use a flat bowl as a water trough. It is best to put them in a secluded and shady place. It is important that the animals feel safe there. You can also bury the shell a little so that there is no overhanging edge. It is also helpful, especially for small animals, if you equip the drinking trough with a piece of wood or a stone as a landing place. This is particularly important for insects such as bees, bumblebees or dragonflies. And who knowsß: Maybe then a hedgehog will visit your garden. And some birds will definitely take a refreshing dip in the trough.
We recommend that you change the water in the drinker every day. If the water is stagnant for too long, it can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
You can find more information on this topic in this video:
And if your bag still gets a hole or tears:
Here you will find Informationhow you can repair your bags in just a few simple steps.
Simple household utensils are sufficient. If you want, you can also get residual material patches and strips from us recycled bags. Then the repair is even easier. Ask us for a repair kit - we'll ship it to you!
Here are a few tips to ensure your bags last for years:
- Make sure you handle it properly. You can find one here Instructions.
- Only leave the bags on the tree when they are needed. If the bags are not needed, you can dry and clean them and store them in a dry place so that no algae form and they are protected from external damage.
- Take the bag out of the tree in strong weather conditions such as storms, hail or frost.
- Make sure dogs don't urinate on the bag.
- Take the bag from the tree when you mow the lawn.
- Do not use stale water or dirty water. Dirt and algae can clog the holes. If you still want to take stagnant water from a pond or from barrels, you can filter the water with a cloth while filling.
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