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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 [...]

4 Ways to Install a Thriving Bog Garden in Your Own Backyard

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

A bog garden can make a wondrous addition to an outdoor property. If you want to install a bog garden that’s the portrait of wellness, there are numerous actions you can take. Bog gardens can be excellent for people who are interested in high-quality filtration. There are quite a few striking plants that exclusively grow within soil that remains moist at all times. If that thought strikes your fancy, you should get started with bog garden installation today. Follow All of the Appropriate Steps Diligent and detail-oriented people can install these kinds of gardens with confidence. The process Read more [...]

4 Pieces of Equipment You Need for a Garden Makeover

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

It’s never the wrong time to be thinking about how to improve your garden. If you’ve been considering giving your garden a makeover, here are some tools and equipment that can help you with any gardening improvements you want to complete. EasyBloom Plant Sensor Plants, like all other living things, require specific conditions in order to grow such as specific amounts of sunlight, soil nutrients, and levels of moisture. EasyBloom is an electronic piece of gardening equipment that you place in the soil which you plan to cultivate into your garden. It will detect the sunlight received in Read more [...]

Best Indoor Herbs to Grow This Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 25, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, those fresh herbs from your backyard still have a chance if you bring them indoors to a sunny windowsill. To get enough light, herbs need at least four to six hours of sunlight from south or southwest-facing windows. Windows that face east and west can work, although not as well, and north-facing windows are usually too dark. The following three herbs are some of the easiest to start and grow during the winter season.   Chives One of the easiest herbs to grow inside is chives. Used in garnishes, soups, sauces, egg dishes, and potatoes, Read more [...]

5 Pests to Look Out for in Your Garden

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

No matter what you’re growing, most people put a lot of work into their gardens and take pride in what they’re able to produce. The last thing you want is to find the end result ravaged by pests. But the inevitable fact is that a host of bugs want to feed on your plants, too, and local wildlife may come scrounging around even in the dead of winter to feed on stalks and dig up winter bulbs. Here are some common garden pests and how to manage them.     Slugs and Snails These are the most common and persistent pests, especially during wet weather or in well-watered gardens. Read more [...]
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