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The Most Irritating Garden Pests and How to Keep Them Out of Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 20, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Anyone with a green thumb understands the love-hate relationship they have with their garden. They love the fact they can grow their own food and flowers but don't enjoy the multitude of unwanted guests that try to take up residence. Getting rid of those pests and keeping them out of your garden long term can be a lot of work. Here's a rundown of the most irritating garden pests and keep them away permanently. Squirrels Squirrels are one of the most common pests you’ll see in a residential neighborhood. They thrive in areas with foliage, and your garden is just another part in their playground. Read more [...]

What Can I Use to Disinfect My Gardening Tools?

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 17, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

There are many gardeners who do not want to use chemical sprays when disinfecting their garden tools. It is a difficult and messy job, not least because the chemicals that are used will damage the tools and they will have to be thrown away or sold on. This is understandable, but there is one solution. How do you keep your garden tools completely germ free when you are done using them? Disinfecting your gardening tools may seem counterproductive, but the reason for doing this is for those who want to grow microgreens. Microgreens are essentially seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. Their Read more [...]

Backyard Greenhouse: 4 Essentials to Finish up the Construction

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 12, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

A greenhouse can be quite useful if you are a gardener. You will be able to extend your growing season. You will also be able to shield the plants from weather and environmental elements. There are several things that you will need for your backyard greenhouse. The Covering One of the keys to protecting your greenhouse is to put a covering on it. There are several coverings that you can use. You will need to make sure that your covering is durable and strong. It should be able to withstand snow, wind, and other harsh weather conditions. Roofing Services You have several roofing options. Read more [...]

4 Dangers Your Trees May Face as the Weather Changes

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 9, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Even if a tree is mature and has strong roots, the frigid winter months can still be very punishing. That is why you need to keep an eye out for any signs that your trees might be getting damaged once the weather starts to cool off. Freezing Temperatures While most trees should be able to survive relatively cold temperatures, some of yours might die off if the outdoor temperature remains below freezing for long periods of time. Your trees are going to be especially susceptible to cold temperatures if they were transplanted from other areas. Before you plant any trees on your property, you Read more [...]

How to Identify and Stop the Spread of Parasites in Your Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 7, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

The trees on your property provide countless benefits, including clean air, shade, and a great place to hang a hammock. Unfortunately, as inviting as trees are to humans, they are also attractive to various parasites that can harm or even kill your beautiful trees. To stop the loss of trees from your property, it's important to know how to spot parasites so that you can stop them in their tracks. Bark Falling Off Although a few pieces of bark will occasionally fall off of a healthy tree, if you notice excessive bark loss, it's a sure sign that something is wrong with your tree. Although bark Read more [...]

5 Places You Can Add Concrete to Complement and Elevate Your Landscaping

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 3, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Landscaping the property around your home is a project that, if done well, can make significant improvements. Of course, it will improve the look of your home and give your more pride in ownership, but it will also improve the value of the property. One element to consider adding to your property is concrete. While concrete might not be the first thing you consider for your yard, as an accent, it can highlight parts of your landscaping, adding depth and texture. It can also help fix problem areas of your yard. Work With a Concrete Company Contracting a concrete company is often the best Read more [...]

You Don’t Need to Wait for Spring: 4 Yard Projects You Can Start on This Fall

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 18, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather to work on important outdoor projects. This is the perfect time of year to plan, order supplies, organize the area to be improved, and even start building. Here are some great ways to make your yard more functional and attractive before winter gets here. Build a Backyard Deck Adding a deck to the back or side of your home can extend the usable space for leisure activities or entertaining guests. Whatever your house size, you can build a deck that is proportionate to your home so that it looks natural and fits with the original structure. You can Read more [...]

Grooming Your Garden: How to Maintain a Pristine Look

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 10, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

If you’ve ever owned a garden, you know that the bulk of the work comes long after you’ve planted your bulbs. The truth is that gardens can quickly go from idyllic spots to problem areas and only hard work can help you keep your garden clean. Below are just a few examples of how you can help to maintain a pristine look in your garden space. Establish Your Boundaries Good gardens have good boundaries. Decide on the size of garden that you want and make sure that all of your plants stay within the bounds with some landscaping maintenance. Whether you have to erect a small fence or just Read more [...]

4 Steps You Should Take This Fall to Prepare Your Yard’s Trees and Shrubbery for Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 7, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Even when the weather cools off, you need to pay attention to your trees, shrubs, and lawn. They’re not growing, but they’re still vulnerable to a host of issues. However, with a little bit of off-season maintenance, you can rest assured that your landscaping is going to remain healthy throughout the cold winter months. Carry Out the Last Treatment Many different trees and bushes go dormant during the winter, and their foliage could die off if they don’t have adequate nutrients. That is why you should try to give your yard one last treatment while the weather is still relatively warm. Read more [...]

Trimming Trees and Cleaning up Leaf and Plant Debris on Your House and Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 5, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

A part of every homeowners’ responsibilities is minding their landscape. Maintenance tasks like trimming trees, cleaning up leaves, and weeding your garden are all necessities to keep your home looking great. However, they can feel like more than an ordinary chore. Here are some helpful tips to make your job much easier. Trim During the Dormant Season One of the best tips you can get regarding tree trimming is to trim during the dormant season. This time is when your trees naturally go into a state of preservation. Instead of exerting energy to grow bigger, your trees will stop growing Read more [...]
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