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Waterfalls, Koi Ponds, And More: Backyard Designs That Will Blow You Out Of The Water

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 3, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

If you want to take your backyard to the next level, there are few things that will be better than incorporating water. Along with creating a very unique look in your backyard, water is a great way to attract birds and other wildlife to your space. In addition, water features can also be very soothing areas where you can de-stress after a long day at the office or just be alone with your thoughts. As to which designs will blow you out of the water, here are some of the most popular backyard water feature ideas.   Garden Creek Nothing says serenity more than a small, backyard creek. To create Read more [...]

Bordering Your Garden? How to Put Up a Fence in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 1, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

There are many reasons why you may want to put a fence around your garden; fencing can add decorative charm, privacy, and protect your garden from animals.   We'll explore several types of fencing that are both decorative and able to protect your garden from deer and rodents. Decorative Metal Fencing Today's metal fencing is available in lightweight, recycled aluminum. Aluminum fencing can mimic the look of wrought iron, for a fraction of the cost. Moreover, aluminum fencing is much more corrosion resistant, compared to wrought iron. In addition to black, aluminum fencing can be found in shades Read more [...]

Storm Damage Fixups: How to Maintain Your Greenhouse Roof

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 25, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Greenhouses are usually fragile, so they should be one of the first things you check after a storm. Wind can blow away sections of a greenhouse roof that must be replaced while snow can cause it to collapse and require rebuilding. How you deal with greenhouse roof hail damage depends on how the structure is constructed and how severe the damage is. Here's some advice on maintaining your greenhouse roof that will help you recover after the next storm.   For Polycarbonate Greenhouses Polycarbonate greenhouses are sometimes made of large sheets or panels that cover the top and sides of a wooden Read more [...]

How To Handle Green Waste From Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 21, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

The dead stems, fallen leaves, and other green waste from your garden could create a big mess and interfere with your gardening work. By learning how to manage your green waste effectively, you’ll have less difficulty keeping your garden clean. This may also improve the growing conditions for your plants and flowers.

Use the Waste as Compost
You can place much of your green waste into a compost bin so that the waste can be transformed into compost material to use as garden fertilizer. You can also add kitchen scraps and other household waste to your compost bin to create an even richer Read more [...]

4 Permanent Ways to Make Your Garden Area More Magical

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 20, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Your garden is lovely, and you put a lot of hard work into it to make it as pretty as it is. It’s where you go to relax and to entertain your friends. Some plants offer flowers for arrangements, others offer fruit and vegetables to eat. But what if you could make your garden even more magical?

Here are four ideas to consider:
Water Feature
Your water feature can be as simple as an urn fitted with a bubbler or large as a pond that covers a couple of acres. Most people go for something more modest. Some construct a much smaller pond and fill it with koi and aquatic plants such as water lilies. Read more [...]

Pets, Privacy, and More: How To Choose a Fence Based on Your Needs

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 19, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

If you are a homeowner, you have no doubt heard the adage: "Good fences make good neighbors." The right type of fence can be invaluable for your property, providing you with vital privacy and beauty. Knowing the specifics of your needs, however, can play a massive role in the type of fence that you choose. Whether you have pets or close neighbors, consider some of the following options for your yard.

Wood Fences
There are many different types of wood fences, such as the picket fence, privacy fence, and shadow box fence. Wood fences can be made from various types of wood, including cedar, Read more [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Indoor Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 15, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

You are about to embark on an exciting new journey: gardening. Perhaps you are driven by a need to remain at home or want to eat more organic vegetables without tripling your food expenditure. You may recall a backyard garden from your youth. Perhaps the abundance of your neighbor's garden inspires you to cultivate your own. Regardless of your motive, you are about to begin a potential lifetime endeavor that will provide you with several benefits. Even if you live in an apartment, you can still enjoy indoor gardening and cultivate herbs and vegetables with minimum indoor gardening tools and some Read more [...]

How to Integrate Softscaping With Hardscaping in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 6, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Wondering how to integrate softscaping with hardscaping in your yard? Adding some natural elements to your hardscape can help balance the space and make it look more inviting. Both of these types of landscaping have different benefits, but you don’t have to choose just one in your outdoor space. Read on to learn more about integrating both softscaping and hardscaping in a single landscape design. Softscaping often involves adding plants and wild spaces to your outdoor area. Hardscapes are man-made features that usually center around things like stone, brick, or gravel. Both landscaping styles Read more [...]

How To Take Care of Trees: New and Old

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 1, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

If you're fortunate enough to have trees on your property, then you want to do all you can to take care of them. Whether they're new or old, they provide visual beauty, shelter to wildlife, shade, and reduced humidity. They're also likely to boost your property value. Knowing how to keep them healthy, strong, and full of vigor means you'll enjoy them longer.

Don't Hang Things
It can be tempting to hang things from big, branchy trees. From flags to clothes to hammocks, using your outdoor space for decoration, utility, and sheer fun seems like it could make the most of the space. Then again, Read more [...]

How to Make Your Yard More Drought Tolerant This Summer

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 30, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Many states have had some serious issues with a prolonged drought. It may be difficult to keep your yard looking lush and green, especially if you rely on a sprinkler or irrigation system. But there are some things you can do to make your yard more drought-tolerant. Here are a few ideas.

Yard Watering
Consider skipping the daily watering during the milder months. Instead, you might use a "wildlife watering" ritual to put out food for animals and birds in spring and summer. This saves water and provides thirsty animals with a drink. The cool thing about this idea is that you can use any type Read more [...]

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