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5 Ways to Make Landscaping Low-Maintenance

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Keeping your lawn green may be tough on the hottest days. To avoid having to add a lot of water just to keep grass healthy, you can try changing out the grass or updating your sprinkler system. You can also skip the idea of a lawn and do something a little different to personalize your yard. Layer On the Mulch When laying out your planting beds, put down a layer of heavy-duty weed block before making the cuts necessary for your perennials. Once the perennials are in place, cover the weed block in a thick layer of mulch. Over time, organic mulches such as pine bark will break down and you Read more [...]

How to Prepare Your Backyard for an Upcoming Party

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 15, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Having an outdoor party is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Whether it's for a birthday, an anniversary, or a weekend get-together, a backyard party is a beautiful idea. It can save you money, make the celebration more intimate, and be a refreshing change from the more traditional party. Look at all that space. It could be the ideal location, and it's conveniently located just outside your kitchen door. There is just one problem, your backyard is not ready. What do you do? Below are a few things you can do to get your yard ready on time. Fix the Lawn The first thing Read more [...]

4 Materials You Might Think About Acquiring for Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 4, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Gardens are a beautiful way of allowing nature to calm and soothe the savage breast. Gardens consist of more than just flowers; they’re all about a variety of plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies, deer, rabbits, and other wildlife. Gardens represent nature's best. On the other hand, gardens could sometimes use different or innovative materials to jazz them up. You’ve seen gardens with paved paths around them, stones or pea gravel in them, and gardens with metal, concrete, or wood tables and chairs in them. What innovative materials could you put in your garden? Corten Steel Walls Ordinarily Read more [...]

How to Create a Border Between Your Yard and Your Neighbor’s

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 3, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Adjoining yards are continuously pretty. They form a problem, though, if one neighbor dislikes how the other mows his grass, waters the lawn, or allows scrub to grow. How does a neighbor distinguish between the scrub and his pristine lawn? With a border, of course. Plant a Hedge Decide what type of shrub you want to use as a hedge. With string and stakes, lay out the path or line you want the hedge to take. Plant the shrubs far enough on your side of the property that fully grown branches won’t impact your neighbor’s yard. Tips for Planting Hedges Remember these important things about Read more [...]

Pests to Keep an Eye Out for in Your Garden This Fall

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 31, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Planting fall crops is a great way to get more out of your garden and enjoy the flavors of plants that favor cooler weather. Although fall gardens experience fewer pests than spring gardens, it's important not to let your guard down because there are still a few bad bugs that can destroy your hard work. If you want to keep your harvest of carrots, alliums, cabbage, and other autumn vegetables safe, watch out for these four fall pests as the days grow cooler. Aphids You have probably already dealt with aphids in your spring garden, but they're no less of a pest in the fall. Aphids are sap-sucking Read more [...]

Pouring a Garden Path? 4 Concrete Designs to Get Yourself Thinking

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 30, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

If you are thinking about creating a garden path, there are many different designs to choose from. You can have a customized path that will help your landscape look unique, or you could go with a straightforward concrete path that leads you to your beautiful outdoor space. The right path will depend on your unique taste. Choose a Concrete Path With Oversized Pavers If you can imagine your pathway looking like giant stepping stones, you may be interested in having concrete poured into oversized pavers. This look can give your garden path a fun and whimsical look. Curved Pathway You can have Read more [...]

Advanced Lawn Maintenance Tips for Large Yards

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 29, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

When you have a large yard, lawn care becomes a massive project. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated. It just takes some planning, a good riding lawnmower, and the right tools to create a landscape to die for, one that everyone will admire but won’t take all day for you to perform lawn maintenance. The following landscaping tips can help you care for and mow extensive gardens in no time. Use Landscape Design Reduce the amount of lawn you have to mow by creating a landscape design that breaks your garden up into outdoor sections, sort of like rooms in a house with unique focal points Read more [...]

4 Things to Watch for When House Hunting if a Nice Yard Is Important to You

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 25, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

When looking for your next home, you may want to keep in mind the potential for an attractive, usable outdoor lawn for leisure and entertaining. As you browse homes for sale, you might give a casual glance to the yard and think it looks fine. But there are other considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a property with a nice lawn. Size At first glance, a property you are browsing may appear to have an enormous lawn. It might look spacious and open, and you may assume it all belongs to the house that comes with it. But you need to check the property size on the real estate description. Read more [...]

Home and Yard: 4 Ways to Create a Copacetic Design Scheme

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Homeowners admire ascetically pleasing or copacetic landscape design. Homeowners wishing for such a yard design should know about the three main elements that govern pleasing landscape designs: form, line, and mass. Homeowners should work with the land instead of against it. You should consider the light and water needs of the plants, whether they need partial or full sunlight, as well as the plants' proximity to trees in the yard. Here are four ways to obtain such a pleasing landscape design. Ensure Movement Line is what makes the eye move around a room or around a landscape. A garden that Read more [...]

5 Signs That You’ve Got an Underground Pipe Leaking in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

It's not easy for homeowners to really know if they have a leak in their underground pipes. However, knowing the common signs of this kind of leak is important to help prevent damage to your home. Here are five ways you can detect an underground pipe leak in your yard. Catching these signs early could prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your home. High Water Bills One of the first signs of a leaking underground pipe is higher water bills. A noticeable spike in your water bill when you haven't made any big changes in your water usage needs to be investigated. A pipe repair company, like Read more [...]
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