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Wolfgang has been a gardening professional for 30 years and is known from various newspaper articles. "I've always had a green thumb," said Wolfgang of the NRZ and, according to the newspaper, his garden makes the hearts of plant lovers beat faster. The West also quoted Wolfgang as saying “A garden will never be finished” and wrote about him because he regularly presents his garden to many visitors.
The Westfalenpost calls Wolfgang's garden a “little green oasis” and reports that every visitor is warmly welcomed. The IKZ revealed to our expert
that the entry donation of one euro for his small garden show will be donated to charitable organizations. The Westdeutsche Zeitung reports in the context of the plant swap and chat exchange "Especially the tomato plants grown earlier and the flowers from gardener Wolfgang Flüs were in high demand".
Today Wolfgang Flüs has dedicated himself to the task of saving trees all over the world together with his son and the baumbad team. Thanks to the expertise he has acquired over decades, he can answer questions about trees and plants for us and you at any time.
Proper tree watering
tips and tricks
What is drip irrigation on trees?
Drip irrigation describes a watering method in which the water is released into the ground, droplet by droplet, over a long period of time, in a very resource-saving manner. This allows the water to penetrate deep into the ground and reach the roots of the tree particularly well, which means that the tree can be optimally supplied with water.
go to Article: Drip irrigation in detail
How do you recognize drought stress in trees?
If growth is delayed during the growing season, ie if the shoots are very short or the leaves are very small, then this is a clear sign of drought stress.
How do you know that a tree needs water?
In spring and summer, drooping and wilting leaves, falling leaves and compressed growth (very short shoots) are clear signs that a tree is in dire need of water.
How much water does a tree need on average?
There is no general answer to this question. That depends on many factors, such as the type of tree, the size of the tree, the location, the nature of the soil, etc.
But there is a rule of thumb:
A medium-sized tree needs 150-200 liters per watering cycle.
That means two fillings of a tree bath watering bag or one filling of two connected watering bags.
How can you support urban trees in drought?
Pour a large amount of water 1-2 times a week.
Recommendation: 150-200l = 2-3 fillings of a tree bath watering bag per watering.
In addition, you can help city trees very well by loosening the upper soil layers to break up the strong compaction of the soil in cities. This often means that when watering or when it rains, the water cannot penetrate the ground at all to reach the roots of the tree, but simply runs off the surface.
Does the tree bag always have to be attached to the tree?
If the watering bag cannot be placed normally around the tree for whatever reason, e.g. branches close to the ground or other vegetation, the bag can also be placed next to the tree to be watered.
The tree bag is already very stable by itself and only needs a small amount of support, e.g. from a wooden rod or a metal rod.
Note: Be careful not to damage larger roots when inserting the support into the ground.