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How to Fix Issues with Standing Water in Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 17, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

While garden plants need plenty of water to grow and thrive, standing water can be a serious problem for gardeners. Water that sits too long can promote fungal growth or even cause roots to rot, killing your plants. If you’re having trouble with standing water in your garden, follow these four tips to improve your drainage and keep your plants healthy. Loosen Up Your Soil One of the most common reasons for standing water in the garden is that the soil is packed down too hard for water to drain off. This packing happens naturally over time and can be fixed relatively easily. By turning over Read more [...]

5 Springtime Garden Pests to Watch Out For

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 16, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Spring is on its way, so now is a great time to revamp your garden. However, you do need to keep an eye out for pests that can destroy all of the hard work that you put into it. Here are five springtime garden pests to watch out for as you nurture your garden. Japanese Beetles Pesky Japanese beetles look pretty, but they can destroy your garden very quickly. They are an invasive species and have been known to eat almost any plant that they come into contact with. If you notice small holes in the leaves of your foliage, Japanese beetles may be the culprit. These beetles have a metallic sheen Read more [...]

Plant Your Own Produce: 5 Tricks for Growing Your Family’s Food

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 23, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Growing your own produce is a great way to save some money while providing your family with nutrient-dense foods. With a good plan in place and a little bit of land, your kitchen will soon be filled with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Pick the Ideal Spot Planting your seeds and seedlings in the wrong location is going to have a huge impact on their health and how quickly they grow. As a general rule, most fruits and vegetables need at least six hours of continuous sunlight per day. That being said, every plant has slightly different needs, and you must research each individual Read more [...]

How to Set Up a Garden Irrigation System for Plants with Different Watering Needs

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 16, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

A garden irrigation system can save a lot of time and effort in the never-ending quest to achieve the perfect garden. By providing the right amount of water at the right time to the right plants, you can enjoy a thriving garden that is worthy of a magazine cover. Plus, you will save yourself from injury since you won’t have to lug that heavy hose or watering can around your garden, risking destroying your plants in the process. While an irrigation system is a great investment, it’s important that it’s set up correctly to ensure the water is distributed where it needs to be. For plants Read more [...]

How to Build up a High-Style Garden on Uneven Ground

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 8, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Uneven ground or having a slope to deal with need not deter you from having a garden to grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs You can create a garden that creeps up a slope and will eventually give the slope a natural and lush look. You may occasionally have to add topsoil and mulch to the top layers to keep the garden healthy. Straw can serve as an inexpensive and effective mulch. The lower slopes will get some soil erosion when the topsoil comes downhill. Raised layers If you happen to have an abundance of natural rock or stone or boulders available, those can be a great option to build raised Read more [...]

How to Create a Unique Look for Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 6, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

It is wonderful to have a garden outside your home, but you may want to make it unique. There are fantastic ways to have a garden that is different from your neighbor’s garden. Here are five ways to have a garden that is unique by contacting an expert or by completing a do-it-yourself project. Installation of Trellises You can install metal or wooden trellises in a garden along the pathways or near seating areas. These items are made to provide support for flowering plants or lush green ivy. Many trellises are large enough to walk under, and you can also have benches along the edges of Read more [...]

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 28, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

No matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early to start preparing for the return of warm weather and the first shoots of new life in your garden. To help give your garden the best chance to thrive this summer, it’s important that you give it a good start through proper preparation in the spring. To ensure your garden is ready to put its best foot forward, here are a few tips to help you prepare your garden for spring. Out with the Old With all the dead leaves, dead plants, and other dead material on your garden, it’s almost hard to believe that it could bring life. That’s Read more [...]

The Perfect Practical Addition to Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 23, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

A garden is an excellent place to relax at your home, and it will also provide a great place for entertaining guests. To make a garden more enjoyable, there are several things that you can add to the space. Consider these items to have a garden that is more usable throughout the year. Chairs, Benches and Tables You can place benches and chairs in a garden in strategic locations, giving you a place to sit. You can place a cup of coffee or a cool beverage on a table next to you while watching wildlife or enjoying the fragrance of flowers. There are inexpensive garden furniture pieces that can Read more [...]

4 Ways to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 15, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

When it comes to gardening, you can totally judge a book by its cover. A healthy garden is green, lively, and absolutely gorgeous. Try these four simple tips to help your garden grow into something beautiful. Give Plants Plenty of Space Plants need room to grow. The exact amount differs based on the species, but you should generally plan for there to be at least 18 to 30 inches between the bases of each large plant. Remember to think about how tall and wide the plant will grow and how extensive the root system will be. If you’ve already planted your seedlings too close together, wait Read more [...]

5 Backyard Features to Look for in a New Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 11, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

When you are shopping for a new home, make sure to consider the backyards of the properties. Modern backyards have features that can make the areas easier to use for entertaining or relaxing. Here are five backyard features to look for at residential properties. In-ground Swimming Pool If you want to have a great place for parties in your backyard, then look for a property that has an in-ground swimming pool. With this item, you can enjoy an easy way to exercise in warm water at your own home. Throughout the summer, you can have fun pool parties with your relatives and friends. Rather than spending Read more [...]
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