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Spring Green: Landscaping Trends and Tips for 2018

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 13, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Landscape trends for 2018 give consideration to low maintenance, functionality, high use and beauty. Flower, shrub and tree selection often focuses on local or native species. Cactus and succulents of diverse shapes and textures are also popular in 2018 landscapes. Trends are focused on creating a landscape that is attractive and accommodating to your lifestyle.   Alfresco Dining One of the first things many people look forward to when warm days and evenings arrive is the opportunity to eat and entertain outdoors. Outdoor dining has progressed from the simple grill on the patio Read more [...]

4 Ways to Protect Your Garden and Yard from Unwanted Intruders

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 8, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

If you spend a lot of time planting a vegetable garden or maintaining your property’s landscaping, then you will want to keep intruders away. There are numerous types of intruders that can damage the plants on your lawns, including insects, wildlife and people. Use these ideas to keep the intruders away from your property.   Plant Certain Types of Herbs or Flowers on Your Lawns There are certain varieties of flowers or herbs that will repel wildlife or insects. Many of these plants are attractive, fragrant or useful in addition to repelling any dangerous intruders that will destroy Read more [...]

Gardens and Grass: 4 Different Types of Materials to Choose From

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 17, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to consider regrowing your lawn and the many types of grass you have to choose from. Fortunately, there are a variety of grasses that you can grow in your lawn. Below, we’ll go over the four main types of grasses you can choose to grow.   Kentucky Bluegrass Kentucky bluegrass was one of the first types of grasses that were used in Kentucky. The grass is finely bladed, appears as a greenish-blue color, and is naturally cold-resistant. Modern lawn cultivators have been able to make this grass much less prone to disease and tolerant of Read more [...]

4 Backyard and Garden Essentials Any Chic Home Needs

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 6, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

A beautiful backyard and garden can truly be a great finishing touch for any residential property. You can make your outdoor space a haven for style, too. These four essentials can help you establish an outdoor sanctuary that’s chic, cool and seemingly effortlessly attractive.   A Water Fountain You can make your garden a place to impress with the addition of a water fountain. Water fountains are the perfect combination of classic and chic. They can make excellent focal points for all kinds of outdoor gatherings. They look elegant and sophisticated. They can even be wonderfully Read more [...]

Planning a Backyard Path: What’s the Best Stone Type?

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 22, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Natural stone makes for an elegant pathway surface. With natural nuances and a wide range of colors, stone is both durable and versatile. Native stone is most suited to blending in with the surroundings. Selecting native stone typically saves you money because the supply is not so far away. Still, the magnitude of paving stone types makes for a very interesting shopping experience while adding fun to your design process. Taking the time to consider both their advantages and disadvantages will help you in making the right selections for both planning and your budget. Sourcing Your Stone Natural Read more [...]

Ever Green: How to Help Your Grasses’ Longevity

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 17, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

If you’ve made the major investment to have new grass planted, it’s important to know the right tips and techniques to ensure your grass grows strong and beautiful. After all, you only get one chance, and if the grass dies, you’ll have to spend a significant amount of money to have it planted again. Luckily, taking care of your grass doesn’t have to be difficult, so long as you give it the right amount of TLC at the most critical times. Water Right You know your new grass can’t live without water, but knowing when and how much to water is another story. Try to avoid watering your Read more [...]

4 Techniques to Help Stabilize the Soil in Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 9, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Garden soil stabilization should be a priority for anyone who wants to create a healthy and lively outdoor setting. If you’re an eager gardener who is interested in effective soil stabilization methods, these options can come to your aid. Soil stabilization entails changing soil as a means of strengthening its physical components. Chemical Soil Stabilization The chemical soil stabilization path is a common one these days. If you have any interest in this style of soil stabilization, you need to introduce brand new material that can affect soil physically. This material should adjust the Read more [...]

How to Keep Your Patio and Garden Clean and Presentable

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 7, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Your patio and garden area can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your property. These outdoor spaces also offer opportunities for relaxing with friends and family. In order to make sure your patio and garden are as inviting as possible, it’s crucial to keep them neat and tidy. Here are a few steps to maintaining a clean, aesthetically pleasing outside entertainment and recreation area.   Schedule Regular Pick up Times As basic as it sounds, making sure to add patio and garden cleanup to your weekly routine is a must if you want these areas to look their best. If you have Read more [...]

5 Ways You Can Make Your Yard Ready for Entertaining

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 28, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Do you want to get a jump on summer partying? Does your backyard need some help? We have the top five tips to make your garden an oasis. Repair Damage and Keep up with Preventative Maintenance No yard is fun to party in if there are broken sidewalks, weedy flowerbeds, and flaking paint. Getting rid of dead, overgrown brush is the first part of the cleanup. Fixing broken, worn, and old equipment like gate latches, sidewalk lights, brick pavers, fountain pumps, and ornaments is next. Finally, inspect everything in the yard to see if there are future repairs that need addressing over the summer.   Pick Read more [...]

The Art of Landscaping: 6 Tips on Caring for Your Trees and Shrubs

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 24, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Many people who purchase a property with mature trees and shrubs on it figure that these plants can take care of themselves. That is actually mostly true if the tree or shrub is some decades old, and it’s still healthy. But there are times when even a mature tree or shrub can use some care. With this in mind, here are six tips on caring for trees and shrubs: Buy the Right Tree for the Right Place Make sure to buy a shrub or tree that is appropriate for the climate, the type of soil and the sun exposure. How and where a tree or shrub is planted can make all the difference in whether it lives Read more [...]
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