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4 Compelling Reasons to Plant More Trees in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 25, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

If planting trees doesn’t top your list of home improvements, it should. Trees are one of the most affordable ways to improve your property. They offer a variety of benefits for your home, your lifestyle, your health, and the environment. From saving money on utilities to preserving property value, here are four reasons why you should add more trees to your yard.   Trees Save You Money Trees reduce energy costs by providing shade in the summer and trapping heat in the winter. Shade trees also protect investments like concrete sidewalks, patio furniture, and lawn accessories from Read more [...]

The Art of Feng Shui in Garden Design

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 3, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

No home is complete without a garden. It provides an atmosphere that's perfect for relaxing and communing with nature. You can amplify these qualities by using the energy-channeling principles of Feng Shui. Despite the complex nature of channeling energy, Feng Shui in essence is very straight-forward and intuitive. Simply put, Feng Shui is a Chinese principle centered around creating harmony in one's environment. Here are just four steps to take in incorporating this ancient and refined method of balancing harmony into your garden design. Map Your Home's Bagua Bagua is a concept that serves Read more [...]

Why the Leaves on Your Trees are Growing Pale

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 25, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Pale, limp, or unseasonably brown leaves are indicators of an unhealthy tree. A wide variety of factors will impact the health of a tree, and you must take action immediately if you have recently noticed that one of your trees seems to be damaged or diseases. Diseases, pest infestations, and other common issues could kill off every tree on your property within months if left unchecked. However, their health can also be greatly impacted by environmental factors unrelated to pests or disease that you can easily remedy. Here is a closer look at a few reasons why the leaves on your trees might be changing Read more [...]

Green Thumb: 4 Tips for Starting Your First Garden This Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 21, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Starting your first garden can be daunting, challenging, exciting and rewarding. The following tips will get you through your first gardening season and many more. Soil Test The first step in gardening is to determine what kind of soil you are working with. Certain plants do well in acidic soils while others prefer alkaline. Water retention is another variable to consider. If you are interested in planting a vegetable garden then a soil test is essential. Soil tests determine if soil is healthy or if high amounts of metals or chemicals are present. Soil tests can be ordered through your local Read more [...]

With the Pests Away, the Plants can Play! 5 Natural Gardening Tips

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 14, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Gardens are a beloved pastime for many homeowners and nature enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the hard work you put into your garden can amount to destruction due to pests. Luckily, there are five natural ways that you can help your garden to flourish and remain virtually free of pests.   Natural Compost The plants in your garden need nutrients on a daily basis. They receive this from the soil in which you plant your garden. You have the option of purchasing soil that has been enriched with nutrients, but you run the risk of contaminating your garden with chemicals and other undesirable Read more [...]

How to Start a Mushroom Garden You Can Harvest

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 12, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

A mushroom garden is one way to save some money and ensure that you’re eating more organic products. Starting your own garden isn’t all that hard. Here are some of the steps that you’ll need to take in order to create your own harvestable mushroom garden. Find a Location Mushrooms aren’t like a lot of other plants in which they require sunlight in order to thrive. In fact, mushrooms like to grow in dark and dank places. This could be a variety of locations around your home, including underneath your kitchen sink. Selecting a location will depend on the amount of space that you want Read more [...]

Instant Curb Appeal: 4 Fresh Spring Updates for Your Landscaping

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 8, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

If you own a home, then you know how rewarding it is to have great curb appeal. It is the first impression people will have when they are walking by or pulling up for an event you are hosting. In addition, if you plan to sell the home soon it can fetch you a higher asking price. So here are four fresh spring updates you can consider this spring:   Fresh Sod One of the first things people notice about a home when they are seeing it is the grass. The lawn is going to determine the freshness and green appeal that your home has. Great landscaping can turn your sad looking grass into something Read more [...]

Why You Should Keep Your Garden Separate from Your Lawn

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 24, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

More and more people have embraced the benefits of a home garden, whether for the air-freshening benefits of the plants, the mental health benefits of a brightly colored spread of flowers, or for the easy access to freshly grown fruits and vegetables. Even if you just want a nice little flower patch or an herb garden, it’s important to ensure that your lawn and garden aren’t sharing borders. Whether you separate them with a walkway or just a half-foot strip of bordering, this article highlights four reasons why your garden and lawn need their own space. Different Watering Needs You may Read more [...]

4 Simple Additions That Make Your Backyard Garden More Magical

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 20, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

A lovely outdoor space can enhance the atmosphere of your residential property overall. It can give you a feeling of accomplishment that’s unrivaled as well. If you want to invest in a backyard garden that’s entrancing and unforgettable, these basic and straightforward additions can work like a charm. They can transform your garden in a substantial way. Learn All about Decks Decks are basic outdoor additions that can achieve so much. The right deck can make your backyard look a lot more enticing and polished. You can pick between all kinds of sturdy deck materials. You can pick between Read more [...]

How to Keep Termites in Your Compost Heap from Entering Your Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 12, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Termites are destructive and can eat away your home. You have options when it comes to keeping them out of your home even if you’ve noticed activity in your compost heap. Here are some of the things that you’ll need to do to protect your home. Remove Habitation Sources Dead wood, mulch, and siding that’s in contact with the soil provide a conduit for termites to get into your home. Remove these things from around the outside of your home in order to afford you some protection. Termites are looking for a good place to make a nest. All of these things within three feet of your home could Read more [...]
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