Garden Types - Created Date : 23.8.2019

Csaba Tökölyi is an award-winning photographer from Budapest, Hungary....

Csaba Tökölyi is an award-winning photographer from Budapest, Hungary....



Csaba Tökölyi is an award-winning photographer from Budapest, Hungary. During the last 5 years, he has received several photography awards, such as the Underwater Pictures Festival, the Nature Category in the Hungarian Press Association or the Underwater Underwater Competition, to name just a few. We had the privilege of interviewing with her and sharing with you the images that are gained with a unique artistic approach covering a wide range of nature subjects.

Tell us something about Csaba Tökölyi.

I live in Budapest, Hungary. During the day (sometimes a little longer) I work as an art director in an advertising agency. I took photography as a hobby during school years, and for many years I remained a comfortable beater. Then I started diving and my life changed in many ways. My passion for nature photography began underwater. I quickly overcame my compact camera and bought a mount for my Nikon D200. With this installation, my photography improved and my friends' drive to show the wonderful underwater world was now supported by a very effective tool. Nowadays I use the Nikon D300s. A few years later, I began to follow the path of Darwinist evolution and entered the field of water-based nature photography from water.

How is your creativity process? / Where do you get inspiration and why do you like photography?

I don't really plan my pictures, I usually don't have them in mind before I start shooting. There are exceptions, of course, but I often find inspiration and ideas from my environment and from the genres in which I develop love. This is mostly true when wandering around Hungary. Of course, I'm trying to find out what I can learn from the experience and work of others I know and care about before I settle into remote places where I have less time and less knowledge of the environment. After shooting in the field, I try to read about my subjects and not only describe them - it's not only an interesting reading, but it also helps to work with them.

· What are some tips you can give to people who really love your job?

Shoot a lot, maybe more. I wonder myself in the “evolving” process, why didn't I do it and why didn't I try another angle, another setting? The magic in nature photography (in my opinion) is the non-repeatability of the moment. This is more than real in underwater photography where time is one of the most restrictive factors ...

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Mr. Csaba, thank you very much for the opportunity to show you on the PhotographyOffice website. We are sure that our viewers are already excited about the outdoor photography you have created; Somehow, it would be a great pleasure to bring you back into a new project, and perhaps why not in your favorite underwater photography.



6 Lawn Care Musts for Your Fall Yard

Among lawn care professionals, the best way to achieve thick, green and healthy lawn in spring is to give a well-timed care in autumn - in other words, right now. However, according to Scott Frith, CEO of Lawn Doctor, a lawn care company with more than 200 franchises nationwide, many homeowners make the same basic mistakes before they fall asleep and then cause better performance of their lawn. Wonders. . I wonder more. Here is Frith's seven-step program to get a nice lawn next year.

1. Remove the leaves.

A carpet of colorful autumn leaves can look nice and can be fun to play, but they are not good for your lawn. Blocks light and traps moisture, potentially fatal strokes for unlucky grass beneath. So as the leaves fall, blow or rake them as often as possible. Even after the trees remain bare, continue to remove the corners of the wind. If you don't do this, come on the grass at the bottom of this grassland, the rotting mat will be dead.

2. Continue cutting, but to the correct height.

Don't put that mower away yet. The grass continues to grow until the first hard frost and therefore requires regular cuts to keep it ideally 2 to 3 inches high. If you let it stay too long, it becomes dull and vulnerable to fungi such as snow mold. Cutting grass too short is equally bad because it shortens the root system - the root depth is proportional to the cutting height and prevents the ability of the lawn to withstand cold and dryness in winter. Regular mowing also gets rid of pesky leaves, cuts them and leaves behind a soil-enhancing mulch.

3. Continue watering.

Frith says people tend to stop watering in the fall as the weather gets cold. Lar They think nature will do things for them, or he says. While it is true that there is more rain, more dew and less evaporation at this time of year, this may not be enough to keep the grass roots juicy and healthy in the winter. If your lawn does not receive at least an inch of water per week - the best way to follow a simple rain gauge - then run the sprinklers or irrigation system until the end of October. Until then you will want to remove hoses and flush the irrigation system to prevent frozen pipes and plugs.

4. Loosen the soil.

According to Frith, regular ventilation - every few years, prevents the soil from being compacted and covered with thatch, and a thick layer of roots, stems and debris that prevents water, oxygen and nutrients from reaching the soil. A core aerator corrects both problems by drilling holes in that hole and pulling the earth plug up. "It is a good idea to ventilate a lawn just before fertilization," says Frith. "All these holes in your lawn will allow the manure to reach the roots that it can do best."

5. Add fertilizer.

Just as grass roots need water to last in winter, they also benefit from a shot of plant sugars that protect the roots against frost and give energy to the whole plant to spring back in the spring. These sugars are produced by chlorophyll, which is produced by the grass in abundance when there is enough nitrogen. Frith therefore recommends a slow release of the slow release granular fertilizer 24-0-10. The figures indicate the weight percent by weight of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, respectively. Potassium is also important because it helps root growth, disease protection, drought tolerance and cold resistance. (A soil test can tell you how much of your lawn really needs it.) However, be careful about spreading fertilizers near the waterways; they are vulnerable to contamination from the second stream. The Grass Doctor's company policy is to provide a 5-meter buffer wherever there is water.

6. Seed spread.

“A dense lawn also provides good protection against weeds, Fr says Frith. It is therefore important to inspect existing lawns. This not only fills fine stains or bare stains, but also allows you to get to know the last, durable, drought-resistant grass. The best time to fall is autumn, because the ground is still warm, the humidity is higher, the nights are cool and the sun is not that hot during the day. But even then, “over-seeding is one of the most challenging lawn care jobs, Fr says Frith. You cannot simply release the seeds on a lawn and wait for them to wait. They must be in full contact with the soil, remain moist until they germinate, and be sufficiently stable before very cold. Renting a split seeder is a better option than broadcasting, but these machines are notorious for tearing the lawn and making your lawn look like a rake. Frith says the Lawn Doctor's special Turf Tamer power seeder, which injects seeds into the soil, is a less damaging option.