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Help it Grow—How to Maintain Spring Seedlings

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 11, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Very few pastimes are as enjoyable as growing beautiful plants and flowers, but many new gardeners run into a wide variety of issues during the first few weeks of spring. In addition to fluctuating temperatures, you might also have to deal with unexpected rainstorms, unwanted infestations, and sudden changes to your soil. Luckily, most of those issues can easily be avoided as long as you come up with a long-term plan for your plants. Prep Your Soil Even if your soil seems to be relatively healthy, you still need to test it before you plant any seedlings. Soil testing kits are extremely easy Read more [...]

Anxiety Zen Space: 4 Ways to Create a Relaxing Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 11, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Did you know almost 20 percent of the U.S. Population suffers from anxiety, depression, or both. Anxiety can cause people to stay home and away from crowds, large areas, and busy roadways. When sweaty palms, racing hearts, and shakiness make your life a wreck, creating a yard space with a meditation area or Zen garden can help you unwind after a hectic day. See our best soothing ideas below. Install a Water Feature Running water creates white noise blocking out traffic sounds, neighbors, and HVAC units. You can install a small tabletop fountain or go as big as a large yard feature. If you Read more [...]

Spruce up for Spring: 4 Great Garden Decor Projects

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 1, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

After dreary winter days without little color, we all want to find fun ways to invigorate our garden while we wait for the buds to bloom. Giving your yard a little love and care will do more than lift your spirits. It can also raise the curb appeal of your property. Here are four exquisite ways to beautify your outdoor space. Hang lights Hanging lights add a touch of warmth to any area. You can use fairy lights in the trees, and hang colored lights or lanterns for smaller events. You can customize the yard with any assortment and arrangement of hanging lights, from twinkling patterns. Solar-powered Read more [...]

Outdoor Design: How to Enhance Your Backyard for Summer

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 24, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to get started on your backyard barbeque plans. Everyone knows that you cook the best ribs that fall off the bone and make all the neighborhood grillers jealous. You want to invite everyone over, but there’s just one problem. Your backyard is not as delicious looking as a plate of your famous ribs. If your backyard needs a little TLC before having people over, here are four ways you can kick it up a notch. Invest in Outdoor Furniture Rugged camping chairs and plastic tables aren’t going to cut it this year. Your outdoor space should be just as inviting Read more [...]

Don’t Let Your Garden Go to Waste: 4 Ways to Make Your Yard More Functional

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 19, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Getting out into the yard and relaxing in the fresh air is healthy both for the body and mind. However, many people have trouble getting the motivation to spend their time in their own yards. Sometimes a yard can feel like an empty space with nothing to do but pull weeds, and other times it just isn’t visually appealing enough or comfortable enough to enjoy. Here are a few ways that you can upgrade your yard and garden so that you can be more driven to enjoy your own piece of nature. Weather-resistant furniture Creating additional relaxation space is an excellent way to boost curb appeal. Read more [...]

How to Find a Home with a Great Yard for Gardening

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 7, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Gardening is an excellent pastime for those who want to improve their mental and physical health, but growing plants in a new city can be quite challenging. You will need to consider a wide array of variables ranging from the soil type to the direction that your yards face. Here are a few tips that you can use to find a new home that will be perfect for gardening. Garden Size Your garden can be any size that you would like, but you might need to do some calculations if you want a solid yield. You must also think about how much time you are willing to invest in your garden. A small garden Read more [...]

4 Compelling Reasons to Plant More Trees in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 25, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

If planting trees doesn’t top your list of home improvements, it should. Trees are one of the most affordable ways to improve your property. They offer a variety of benefits for your home, your lifestyle, your health, and the environment. From saving money on utilities to preserving property value, here are four reasons why you should add more trees to your yard.   Trees Save You Money Trees reduce energy costs by providing shade in the summer and trapping heat in the winter. Shade trees also protect investments like concrete sidewalks, patio furniture, and lawn accessories from Read more [...]

The Art of Feng Shui in Garden Design

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 3, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

No home is complete without a garden. It provides an atmosphere that's perfect for relaxing and communing with nature. You can amplify these qualities by using the energy-channeling principles of Feng Shui. Despite the complex nature of channeling energy, Feng Shui in essence is very straight-forward and intuitive. Simply put, Feng Shui is a Chinese principle centered around creating harmony in one's environment. Here are just four steps to take in incorporating this ancient and refined method of balancing harmony into your garden design. Map Your Home's Bagua Bagua is a concept that serves Read more [...]

Why the Leaves on Your Trees are Growing Pale

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 25, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Pale, limp, or unseasonably brown leaves are indicators of an unhealthy tree. A wide variety of factors will impact the health of a tree, and you must take action immediately if you have recently noticed that one of your trees seems to be damaged or diseases. Diseases, pest infestations, and other common issues could kill off every tree on your property within months if left unchecked. However, their health can also be greatly impacted by environmental factors unrelated to pests or disease that you can easily remedy. Here is a closer look at a few reasons why the leaves on your trees might be changing Read more [...]

Green Thumb: 4 Tips for Starting Your First Garden This Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 21, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Starting your first garden can be daunting, challenging, exciting and rewarding. The following tips will get you through your first gardening season and many more. Soil Test The first step in gardening is to determine what kind of soil you are working with. Certain plants do well in acidic soils while others prefer alkaline. Water retention is another variable to consider. If you are interested in planting a vegetable garden then a soil test is essential. Soil tests determine if soil is healthy or if high amounts of metals or chemicals are present. Soil tests can be ordered through your local Read more [...]
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