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.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, tips and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2018.
Although gardening activity in February may not be so frenetic as during the summer months, there's still plenty to be done and here at the Garden Centre we are already receiving new stock in readiness for spring which is just around the corner. David Coton suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is frosty and overcast, Andy Taylor suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.
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