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Tree Hugger: A Guide for Planting Spruce, Pine, and Other Conifers

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 30, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

Conifers are popular landscape trees and can add value to the property. Popular conifers include Douglas firs, cedars, cypresses, pines, spruce, firs, hemlocks, and redwoods. They provide beautiful green foliage all year round and are self-mulching as the needles drop to the ground and form a bed. Here are a few basics if you are considering planting a conifer on your property.     Conifer Uses Conifers are versatile and are often used to block out unsightly views, or serve as a privacy fence. Conifers are used to provide a wind block to protect gardens and other areas from Read more [...]

How to Make Your Home and Garden Glow with Brilliance

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 28, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

The exterior of your home and garden is what makes a first impression on visitors and guests. A yard and home exterior that are well-maintained show a pride of ownership. Use these four tips to make your home and garden glow with brilliance.   Spruce up the Flower Beds Once every week or two, take an hour to spruce up your flower beds. Pull off the old, dead blossoms. Prune overgrown plants. Pull out any weeds or dead leaves. Add some fresh mulch in the spring and autumn. Fertilize the flowers according to their needs. Remove any debris such as sticks or pine cones that have accumulated Read more [...]

Home Health: 3 Sneaky Ways Mold Could Set In This Fall

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 26, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

Mold is one of the most insidious and destructive domestic hazards, and it's present in tens of thousands of houses in the United States alone. Fungal and mildew growth are prevalent in moist climates, but they can thrive in any home given the right circumstances. There are hundreds of different kinds of molds that can grow in a home and some of them can have lethal consequences on the health of the occupants. Every homeowner and tenant should take basic precautions against mold by checking high-risk areas often and responding to early signs of growth as soon as possible.   Check Under Read more [...]

Essential Oils and the Impact They Can Have on Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 24, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

Essential oils and gardens go together like peas and carrots, and the list of all of the ways you can use essential oils in your garden is extensive. They can be used for repelling insects, helping plants, and more. If you are looking for a unique way to put your doTERRA products to work in the garden, here are a few you should try out right now.   Insect Repellant Insects can zap the nutrients right out of your garden, destroy your crops, and are every gardener's worst nightmare. If your main struggle is defeating those bothersome bugs, take a few of these essential oil tips and tricks Read more [...]

4 Creative Ways to Trim and Primp Your Backyard for a Unique Look

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 17, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

One of the most important elements of a home isn't actually the house itself. It's the yard. Before people enter a house, it's the yard that helps set the tone with the first visual impression. If the yard is neat and attractive, it will obviously create a great first impression. If it's overgrown and unkempt looking, it can do just the opposite. This includes having a negative effect on a home's value. According to Turf Magazine, a well kept yard can increase a home's selling price by as much as 10 to 12 percent. Yard work is certainly important. It also doesn't have to be devoid of creativity. Read more [...]

Great Green Garden: 4 Tips for Designing a Decorative Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 8, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

Creating a beautiful garden means more than planting the right kinds of flowers. It takes some planning and time to come up with imaginative ideas for a decorative garden. The best garden designs are ones that fit beautifully in the space, speak to the homeowner's personality and make visitors to the space happy and comfortable.   Unique Design Elements To get a unique decorative garden, you can add design elements that are unexpected in the space. For example, you can take an old bike, spray paint it white or blue and add flowers to the basket. It's great for hanging wooden signs too. Read more [...]

Haven at Home: 4 Perfect Additions to Your Garden and Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 10, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

CNN Money reports homeowners are developing outdoor living spaces to the tune of almost six billion dollars, and Furniture Today notes that outdoor furniture sales figures are exceeding sales of indoor furniture. You can make your own perfect outdoor space for fun, meals and relaxation by considering these four perfect garden and backyard additions.     Create a Secluded Spot for Relaxation You would not find it relaxing trying to nap in a hammock tied between the two posts of a road sign next to a busy highway, and some back yards can be very noisy with plenty of traffic Read more [...]

How to Incorporate Water Features into Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 5, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

A trickle of water, a cool breeze on a hot day, and a glint of light shimmering off the water. These are some of the benefits of an outdoor water feature. A carefully chosen water feature can be soothing, beautiful, and easy to maintain. The perfect addition to your yard or garden. The following steps will help you bring the beauty of moving water to your garden easily, and feasibly.     Choose the Size There are many considerations when it comes to the size of your water feature. These considerations may include the size of your garden and the type of aesthetic you desire. Read more [...]

Ant Trap Madness: 3 Tips For Ridding Your Home Of The Pests For Good

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 26, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

No one wants to share their home with ants, but each year people find these pests in their homes. While it is impossible to guarantee that you'll never see an ant in your home again, there are steps you can take to reduce your likelihood of hosting a colony. You can take these steps if you have ants now or simply to reduce the risk of having them in the future. All are easy to do and quite effective at warding off unwanted guests.   Eliminate Food Sources Ants are much more likely to set up camp in your home if they find what they need there. Like all living creatures, ants need Read more [...]

4 Ways To Make Your Garden Simultaneously Healthy And Beautiful

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 20, 2017 in Press | 0 comments

You understandably want to create a gorgeous natural garden area for you and your loved ones to enjoy. However, it may seem sadly ironic that many of the products used in these spaces as well as the efforts people take to maintain them are not natural or beneficial for the environment. In fact, many destroy landscaping and gardening efforts damage the environment. If you are looking for green ways to beautify and care for your gardens, these are excellent ideas to consider using in your yard.   Use Attractive Water Management Devices Your gardens require ample water for their health and Read more [...]
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