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Special experience: BBQ and Concept stores

Special experience: BBQ and Concept stores

With the increasing popularity of BBQ, the demands of consumers have also increased. Therefore, special store concepts are countering the growing online trade with an extraordinary shopping experience.

City Gardening: New focus of spoga+gafa

City Gardening: New focus of spoga+gafa

The increased urbanisation is one of the global mega trends of our era: More and more people are moving to the city. Hence, spoga+gafa is setting a new main focus with "City Gardening".

Are there alternatives to peat?

Are there alternatives to peat?

Substrate manufacturers, environmentalists and consumers have been dealing with the issue of peat for years. There is a great deal of commitment to find sustainable alternatives for gardening.

How digital is the green industry?

How digital is the green industry?

Hardly any other development in recent years has confronted companies with such major challenges as digitalisation. The technical progress in this area is often so fast that many have a hard time keeping up.

“One should always have a plan B for the summer”

“One should always have a plan B for the summer”

Oliver Mathys is an acknowledged market expert and networker of the green industry. He develops sales concepts for garden centres and DIY stores and supports them with the implementation thereof throughout the whole of Europe. We talked to him about his ideas for POS design in the summer and about what garden centres should definitely pay attention to during these months.

In the garden with: Volker Püschel

In the garden with: Volker Püschel

Volker Püschel won the “Garden of the Year 2019” competition with a house garden designed by him. We talked with the landscape architect about his award-winning project, enchanted ruins as a design element and today’s demands on garden planning.

Natural air conditioning: plants on facades and on roofs

Natural air conditioning: plants on facades and on roofs

The cities are growing all over the world. This not only increases the population, but also the density of the development. Greened façades and roofs can help to improve the climate and air quality in urban areas. Current projects therefore allow plants to grow on and on houses.

“The growth rate of the cordless garden appliances is over 50 percent”

“The growth rate of the cordless garden appliances is over 50 percent”

From pruning shears to chainsaws, through to robotic lawnmowers or ride-on mowers – the specialised department “Garden and Lawn Care Appliances” of the Industrieverband Garten (IVG) e.V. (Industry Garden Association) unites all of the manufacturers of products that are needed for the care of a beautiful garden.

In the garden with: John W. Herbert (European Retail Association)

In the garden with: John W. Herbert (European Retail Association)

John. W. Herbert, general secretary of the European Retail Association (EDRA), is the “elder statesman” in the DIY landscape. For 35 years he has been in charge of leading positions in German and international DIY companies as well as in national and international DIY associations.

Indoor Farming: herb gardens in the kitchen

Indoor Farming: herb gardens in the kitchen

Especially in winter, we long for something green in our own four walls. So why not plant a herb garden in the kitchen? “Indoor Farming” is the urban trend towards self-sufficiency in herbs and vegetables.

Garden of the Year 2019

Garden of the Year 2019

From gardens with ruins, to grass gardens with a pool, through to the small city oasis with a circular lawn – the gardens of the year voted at Schloss Dyck in Rhineland on 8 February show the wide spectrum of current garden design and give an insight into present trends.

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