Stefania Fanchini – landscape architect.
April and may are the months that I love to gardening, perhaps because I have a great desire to be outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the spring sun after a long winter. This year, the spring is made a little wait in the country with an alternation of warm and cold, rain and sun, making it complicated any programming in the short and long term.
Pity that the garden can’t wait’ and armed with some products, Components purchased in the nearby Garden Center, I rush in the beautiful garden of Nancy to put a hand, as promised, to the treatment of seasonal for the aromatic plants, the roses and the lawn. There is a respite from the bad weather…it is the right time to act!
Crossed the bow of exuberant roses, Pierre de Ronsard come to me my trust ‘cats the gardeners’ Destiny and Calamity that will be at my side for the whole day, but I’m quiet because I’m going to use soluble products and not attractive to animals.
I love this little garden full of herbs, roses, perennials and bulbous plants, because it is a triumph of colours and aromas, harmonious and elegant, without exaggeration: here coexist with plants grown in a flawless manner, and weeds of spontaneous, precious vases and terracotta planters-resin enhanced by the masterful strokes of color. Of course, everything is chic.
The first thing I do fertilize the large bowl of basil, rosemary and several varieties of salvia planted in full ground in large patches with Compo Bio Aromatic Plants and peperocini, a liquid fertilizer completely natural , which helps the plants to grow luxuriant and to keep alive and intense the color, easy to administer with a simple watering can once or twice a month from march to October, keeping strictly to the dosage indicated on the packaging.
Affront, in succession, the fertilization of the lawn with Compo Floranid Lawn with iron. The timing is perfect because the lawn is short at the right point, and there are days of light rain, ideal for those who like Nancy does not have an irrigation system, and must bathe manually.
Ensure the turf has a good supply of nutrients in the spring and fall at least once a month, it is essential to have a healthy lawn, combat the formation of the moss and encourage the greening and thickening.
The important thing is to spread evenly with a cart, spreader, or simply by hand with a gesture, quick and rhythmic. It is an operation more simple than what you may believe, you just need to calibrate the handful of on the recommended amount per square meter, and pick up the pace.
Chased all over the yard by my inseparable four-legged friends, I work with Nancy to the transplantation of the colorful and cheerful seedlings of Cosmos bipinnatus to insert in all corners of the garden and near the house of the guests.
For this wonderful herbaceous ‘vagabond’, which evokes the spontaneity of the flower fields of the countryside, rustic and generous in flowering, use a potting soil that is very special which usually intend to transplant roses and ornamental shrubs: Compo Sana potting soil for transplants.
It is a potting soil that makes the difference for quality and composition, rich in organic substances and humus that improve not only the structure of the soil, but promote a good drainage and an optimal aeration of the roots.
I leave for last the fertilization of the large flowering shrubs and especially roses , to repeated until September with a fertilizer specific Compo Fertilizer for Roses will ensure the blooms, abundant, nurturing, and a greater resistance to disease and harmful insects.
Exhausted by the continual incursions of the ‘cats the gardeners’ and hounded by a threatening sky, the port completed the operation in a simple and fast way: about 40 g per square meters of product spread on the soil just stirred and a generous watering. It is time for a steaming cup of tea with Nancy. For all other information about the products and their usage, you can refer to the site – compo-hobby.it
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