Every day we receive many questions on the phone and by e-mail. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.
The Lageschaar Borders are open to the public every day, free of charge. For each plant combination, there is a corresponding model border at our nursery. These borders are free to visit at any time. For more information, we advise green professionals to arrange a time in advance so that someone is available to talk to you. Private visitors can contact their local gardener or one of our service partners for more information. The nursery itself is only accessible to employees.
Planting is possible all year round, depending on the weather conditions. However, it is best to postpone planting in frosty or snowy conditions. The same applies to hot and dry summer months. Plants cannot cope with the heat stress at that moment. Furthermore, we need to use water sparingly, despite plants needing a lot of water to keep them moist in that period.
A recently laid border needs regular and sufficient watering. Keep the following guidelines in mind:
This partly depends on where the border is located. Various environmental factors can influence the growth and health of the plants, such as what time of day they are in the sun, if there is leaf coverage, reflection from a wall, etc. The following serves as a guideline:
Sun: minimum 5 hours of full sun a day
Half shade: minimum 2 hours and maximum 5 hours of full sun a day
Shade: maximum 2 hours of full sun a day
All the perennials that we grow are delivered as good, strong plants in pot size P9. So, the planting concepts are not delivered as seeds.
A green professional orders it directly from Lageschaar. A private order can be placed via a local gardener, for example one of our service partners. You order a plant combination per m2. The lava granulate must be ordered separately. We provide the supplier details. We can deliver small quantities along with your order in mini big bags of 0.5 m3, to avoid double shipping costs. From 50 m2, we come and arrange the planting scheme in your border and you then plant the plants yourself. Up to 50 m2, the planting scheme can be delivered premixed. You then position and plant the plants according to the instructions.
Yes, this is essential. More information is available here. If no lava is used, we cannot deliver a Prairie Garden. We then advise using Fleur Dansante, for example.
We do not use a root-proof membrane with a prairie border. Such a membrane will actually cause problems for plants with offshoots and rootstocks. Plants need to put down roots as deep as possible, and this is limited by using a membrane. The unique function and ideas behind the Prairie Garden system are then disrupted and consequently, the desired effect will not be achieved.
When planting a Prairie Garden under an oak tree, it is vitally important that the acorns are removed from the border in good time to prevent them taking root. Leaves must also be removed when mowing and clearing at the end of the winter.
The Lageschaar planting concepts are sold by image. No planting scheme / species list is provided. The photos show the atmosphere of the ready-made plant combinations. Depending on the size and situation of the bed, different plant varieties may be used than the ones shown.
For borders smaller than 15 m2, not all the plant varieties from the original plant mix are used. However, the same look and atmosphere are created with fewer plant varieties. Borders smaller than 5 m2 are too small to deliver a Prairie Garden or Fleur Dansante in the right proportions. The final look will then not be as desired. In that case, we advise choosing individual plants. A smaller border also requires more maintenance.
This is not possible due to the position. Also, the taller plants often fall slightly forward, which is not desirable. We advise choosing shade-loving plants. You can also order these in our webshop.
They can be combined with a small tree or solitary shrubs where there is room to plant underneath. Low shrubs in the border do not give the desired final effect, so we do not recommend them.
We only deliver perennials. For trees and shrubs, green professionals can contact our neighbours 'Boomkwekerij Rendering'. Private customers can contact their local gardener or one of our service partners for more information.
Contact us with any questions or for advice.