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4 Tips for Decorating Your Front Yard on a Budget

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 31, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

As a responsible homeowner, you strive to keep your home in good repair and your grounds looking neat and attractive. But a little extra attention can help to make your property look inviting and well maintained. Here are 4 tips for decorating your yard that can be done inexpensively, but still provide a big impact for the look of your home. Freshen Up Your Landscape Plants If your home was built many years ago, you may still have landscape plants that are now looking a bit tired and dated. Foundation plants may be in an older style. Shrubbery may evoke an earlier age and may be hard to maintain. Read more [...]

How to Keep Your Landscape Green in a Dry Summer

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 23, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Are you having trouble keeping your landscape green during a particularly dry summer? Fear not because there are quite a few things you can do to give yourself a lush, green lawn. These handy tips can help you keep your property healthy during even the hottest, driest summer season. Know When and When Not to Water One of the most important details for keeping your lawn healthy and green is to know when and when not to water. It's always best to water your property in the morning. Doing so will allow your soil to absorb all of the water in an efficient fashion. So why can't you wait until Read more [...]

5 Unique Pieces of Equipment for Any Backyard Garden Project

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 22, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

A good garden project starts with having the right equipment. It’s similar to planning any other remodeling project because you need to know about the best materials, costs, and contractors. Here are 5 unique pieces of equipment to consider using for your next garden project. Pruning Saw A pruning saw is a large, curved saw that prunes tree branches and roots. Some people use garden shears to remove different parts of plants. Saws are recommended for use on trees that have much bigger, thicker branches and roots to cut off. Twist Tiller A twist tiller is used to dig into the soil and Read more [...]

Keep Summer’s Common Garden Pests Far Away From Your Yard

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

You may end up with a lot of pests in your garden this summer. Many of them are known to be a nuisance, and they often seem to show up out of nowhere. Worse, some can be dangerous or make you sick with venomous bites. Fortunately, there are some ways to keep this summer's most common garden pests far away from your yard. Trim Shrubbery Your shrubbery may be attracting pests to your garden. It's not uncommon for them to like to hide in dense foliage where they can't be seen. This is why you need to trim back your shrubbery, particularly near the garden itself. By trimming it just a bit, you Read more [...]

Stuck at Home? 4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden

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

Your garden is a place that most people tend to only a few times a week. However, it is one of the most visible sights in the entire house. Everyone notices a lush, colorful garden when looking into someone’s yard. In addition, everyone notices the good and bad aspects of a garden. So, here are 4 improvements to make to your garden today. Lay Down Compost Compost is a natural soil conditioner that is made of organic matter. Compost consists of organic compounds that are planted to recycle nutrients back into the soil. Lay down compost wherever the soil needs restoration in your garden. Compost Read more [...]

4 Reasons Not to Let Your Trees Go Wild

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 4, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Big, old trees in your yard are great for shade and property value, but if you let them grow wild, they can cause issues for your pipes, create hazards, and start looking shabby after time. You can choose to have them pruned every season or go a few years in between, but the results will make a difference. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when you are worried about the state of the trees on your property. Yard Aesthetics Trees that have been left to grown on their own can be wild and beautiful, but they can also become lopsided and shabby. Many trees, such as cypress, willow, and maple, Read more [...]

Miniature Garden: 4 Ideas for Growing Herbs at Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 1, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Whether you want fresh herbs for the flavor, medicinal qualities, or scent, these plants are easy to grow. The best part about herb gardens is you do not need much space. These plants will flourish with great care and some sun. Find out our four favorite ideas for creating miniature herb gardens below. Use Window Boxes While this technique is common, it saves a ton of floor space. If you have a small condo or porch, then you need all the room you can get. Planting herbs in boxes that hang from the windows means more area for chairs, tables, and people. Another perk to this planting method Read more [...]

4 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy in 2020

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 30, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Maintaining a healthy lawn is one of the best ways to make sure your yard always looks its best. By taking good care of your lawn, you can make your house more attractive and your outdoor spaces more pleasant to spend time in. Here are four of the top steps you can take to keep your lawn healthy in 2020. Aerate Your Lawn If you’ve never aerated your lawn, there’s a good chance that the soil is too compacted. This can cause drainage problems and prevent grass from being as healthy as possible. Consider either buying a lawn aerator or having a lawn service come out to aerate your lawn for Read more [...]

4 Tips for Handling Agricultural Runoff

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 19, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Due to the nature of outdoor gardening and farming, agricultural runoff has been a concern for many developers. This runoff from farm fields can include high levels of nutrients, nitrogen, and phosphorus which can deplete oxygen in local streams. To help save aquatic life, here are four tips that can help with that agricultural runoff. Ensure Year-Round Ground Cover One of the best strategies for helping to reduce the amount of agricultural runoff that your fields produce is to have a year-round ground cover. The plants in the soil can help to hold the nutrients and water into the soil. Some Read more [...]

Limited Yard Space? How to Set Up a Gorgeous Patio Garden

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

From growing fresh, healthy vegetables for your family to getting more exercise and reducing stress, gardening has a variety of benefits. However, it can be difficult to plant a garden when you only have a small patio to work with. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a garden despite limited outdoor space, read on to learn how you can set up a beautiful patio garden in the tiniest of yards. Use Pots and Planters Potted plants are perfect for a small patio because you can move them around and bring them indoors during inclement weather. Get crafty and paint your pots and planters in fun colors Read more [...]
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