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4 Helpful Maintenance Tips for Every Backyard and Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 12, 2022 in Press | 3 comments

Having a nice backyard and garden makes inviting friends and neighbors easy and fun. So many memories are created in the backyards of those we love. However, yard care is also intensive. It takes a lot of time, energy, and dedication. Luckily, there are a few best practices to make your outdoor tasks more efficient and get your yard looking better than ever. Control the Weeds As Soon As Possible While it’s tempting to wait until the problem gets out of hand when exterminating weeds, it is best practice to start before it gets out of hand. While you can ignore the situation in the fall and winter Read more [...]

Real-Life Fairy Garden: How to Create a Truly Magical Backyard

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

Your backyard holds the potential to be anything you want it to be, including a real-life fairy garden. Fill your backyard with old-fashioned flowers, miniature abodes, as well as other ideas to make your backyard a mystical place for fairies to call home. First, Arrange Rocks and Wood Stumps Into Natural Crevices Fairies are attracted to the rocky slopes of the forest. Recreating this type of environment is sure to attract fairies. Nestling miniature cottages and homes amongst these nooks and crannies will certainly be appreciated by the fairies. You can build these tiny houses yourself, or Read more [...]

4 Landscaping Features To Accent Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 31, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Do you have a garden that you are proud of? If not, now is the time to start planning one. A beautiful garden can be the perfect accent to your home, and there are many landscaping features that you can use to create the perfect look. Many people choose to use plants and flowers as their main accent, but there are other options as well. Here are four landscaping features that you can use to accent your garden. Try a DIY Water Feature A water feature is a great way to add interest and dimension to your garden. You can find many different tutorials online for creating your own DIY water feature. Read more [...]

Signs It’s Time to Call a Tree Specialist

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 31, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

If you have a tree in your yard, you’ll want to give it the best care possible so that it continues to grow healthy without becoming a safety hazard. You can handle many tree care tasks on your own, but you may need to call a tree specialist for help if you notice any of these four problems that may require more advanced methods to solve. A Lopsided Trunk You may notice that the trunk of a tree looks lopsided, and this often occurs as the tree starts to lean. Not all leaning trees are dangerous or are on the verge of falling over, but you should call a tree specialist to come and look at the Read more [...]

Ways to Use Natural Stone in Your Landscaping Design

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 30, 2022 in Press | 1 comment

Natural stone is a material that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your landscaping design. It can be used for borders, edging, pathways, patios, and more. Here are some ways you can use natural stone in your landscaping design. Borders Borders are one of the most versatile and popular ways to use natural stone in your landscaping design. A border is simply a line that marks the edge or boundary of something. In landscape design, borders are often used to define areas within the yard, such as planting beds, lawns, and pathways. Borders accentuate features like ponds and fountains. Best Read more [...]

Creating a Unique Garden in Your Backyard? How to Perfect It

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 17, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Your backyard garden can be transformed into a unique outdoor space that suits your lifestyle perfectly. In just a few short steps, you can outline the steps needed to perfect your dream backyard garden. Outline What You Want to Accomplish Your backyard can serve nearly any purpose that your lifestyle needs. For example, an active young family might want to include a playground for the kids. Or, if you crave the peace and quiet of nature, you might want to create a zen meditation garden. Do you want to use your backyard to: Create a play space for your children Entertain friends and family Grow Read more [...]

How to Spruce Up Your Yard With Plants

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 17, 2022 in Press | 1 comment

If your yard is feeling a bit bare, it's time to jazz it up. The good news is that it's easier than you might think to transform outdoor spaces — especially if you opt for all-natural design elements like plants. Here are just a few ways to use plants in exterior landscaping, gardening, and decorating. Grow a Garden This is the easiest way to get more greenery in your yard, and the possibilities are endless. Flower gardens will be beautiful and fragrant. Vegetable gardens will add color to your yard and nutrition to your dinner table. You can also opt for themed gardens to be vibrant, creative, Read more [...]

5 Common Gardening Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 15, 2022 in Press | 1 comment

  Gardening is a wonderful hobby that can provide you with fresh produce, relaxation, and a sense of accomplishment. However, if you are not careful, you can make common mistakes that can ruin your garden and cause frustration. This blog post will discuss five of the most common gardening mistakes and how to avoid them! 1. Not Preparing The Soil One of the most common gardening mistakes is not preparing the soil before planting. The soil is the foundation of your garden, and if it is not healthy, your plants will not be either. To prepare the soil, you should till it (if you have a large garden), Read more [...]

4 Ways to Make Your Fruit Trees Produce More Every Season

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 12, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Few things are more satisfying to a gardener than a healthy tree full of fruit, whether it be apples, cherries, pears or peaches. IF you don’t think that your fruit trees are producing the way they could, there are ways to encourage them to produce more every season. Here are four of them. Prune Pruning fruit trees while they're young helps them to be strong enough to both nourish and support the fruit that they bear. Ideally, a fruit tree should have a central trunk and the side branches should be evenly spaced and not crossing or touching. They should all be able to get plenty of sunlight. Fruit Read more [...]

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 [...]

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