After the recent spell of hot weather, David Coton was glad to see the recent rain freshening up the Garden Centre and he has these suggestions for some of the jobs that need to be done during August.
Oase was originally founded as a repair shop for agricultural machines in Germany in 1948. Today though, Oase is one of the leading brands in both domestic and commercial fountain technology.
Since establishing themselves in the United Kingdom in 1993, setting up a branch in Andover Oase have grown their brand with a reputation for supplying some of the best water gardening products.
Water gardening is just one segment of the Oase brand. A new segment which Oase has focused on in recent years is their lake management and they have been applying their technology to larger projects in artificial bodies of water within public parks, fisheries and golf courses too.
One of the most popular stocked products we have is the Oase Pond-Jet, an impressive large floating fountain which can shoot a jet of water up to three metres with a variety of spray patterns to choose from.
It also comes with a massive 20 metres (66 feet of electrical cable so it can be installed in very large lakes or decorative ponds.
There is also an optional fountain illumination set which can be added to the Pond-Jet which means you can show off the fountain day or night, this is ideal for hotels or other public places which entertain people during the evening.
I also think the Lake Skimmer 250 is a fantastic solution for the removal of floating matter, leaves and pollutants in ponds and can be used on an area up to 250 square metres.
The skimmer has an integrated pump and stainless steel components that are built to last. It also has an easy to remove basket so that you can easily remove the waste and anchors are included so you can keep the skimmer in a particular area and it won't float to the edge of the pond.
I have had many customers comment on how the skimmer really helps with circulation and has led to a reduction of unsightly foam and algae in their lakes.
They’ve also mentioned that the increase in oxygenation of the water which is an added side effect of the Lake Skimmer 250 has reduced sludge in the lakes leading to a much better quality of water.
The Olympic Forest Park 2008 in Beijing, China was just one of many great displays which have been created by Oase. The exploding jets of water and multi-directional sprays are really fascinating to observe. Special nozzles were used to simulate a peacocks tail too. This image can be seen above.
Oase was once again in the media spotlight more recently on 31st December 2013. During New Year’s Eve celebrations in Tennessee large crowds were amazed with a fountain and fireworks display to welcome in 2014.
David Coton was recently invited to the exclusive launch of Grange's new products for 2018, the result of significant investment that the garden structures and fencing firm have received from their Polish parent company.
David Coton suggests that there are plenty of gardening jobs that need to be done in November, from why you shouldn't throw away your fallen leaves to how to take care of your vegetable patch.
In October, David Coton is getting the garden prepared for the onset of colder weather but, at the same time, the arrival of spring bulbs in the garden centre is a reminder that you should also now be planning ahead for next year.
At GLEE this year David Coton visited the VegTrug stand to find out how their specially designed space saving planters can encourage us to grow more of our own food without the use of pesticides.