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How to Protect Your Yard From Winter Damage by Preparing Now

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 8, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

When you spend summer weekends upgrading your yard and tending to the lawn and plant care, the last thing you want is to start over the next spring. By buttoning up the yard and outdoor systems in the fall, you can save yourself time and hassle of repairs that come with damage due to freezing temperatures and volatile precipitation. We talk about four areas to concentrate your efforts this fall below. Mulch the garden By taking a mulching mower over any plant material left in the garden, you help fertilize the soil for the following year. If you want to avoid the early spread of weeds, then Read more [...]

Winter Mulching: 5 Reasons You Should Be Mulching Your Garden Now

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 4, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Since April showers bring May flowers, not to mention weeds, a lot of people think they only need to mulch in the spring. However, mulching in the winter can be equally beneficial. Winter mulching offers something for even the most novice of gardeners. Read on to learn five reasons why you should mulch before cold weather sets in. Boost Root Hydration Humidity levels are low during the winter, which means if the roots of plants aren’t protected, they can dry out. Mulching in the winter gives your garden and plants are extra layer of insulation, which keep roots moist and aids in growth Read more [...]

How to Build a Backyard Greenhouse for Year-Round Gardening

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 2, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

If you’re considering getting into gardening year round, it’s likely you’ll need to look into building a greenhouse to home your garden in. Keeping plants in your greenhouse year-round can ensure that you always have some gardening to do and will allow you to gain more experience about gardening, in general. Here are some helpful tips for building your very own backyard greenhouse that can be utilized throughout the entire year.   Start with Size You obviously won’t need an industrial-size greenhouse like the ones you likely see on television, but assessing your personal greenhouse Read more [...]

Backyard Beautiful: How to Enhance Your Garden Aesthetic

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

As a homeowner, you will want to have a beautiful backyard and gardening space. It is easy to have an attractive garden with a variety of methods. Consider these five ways to improve the aesthetics of your home’s backyard while also making it a more enjoyable place to use. Water Features You can improve a backyard with a water feature that is ready-made and easy to install. Some of these items include water fountains, fishponds or waterfalls. A water feature can create a relaxing atmosphere while you sit on a bench in your garden. If you want to have a unique water feature, then you can Read more [...]

How to Tell if a Tree is Sick or Dying

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 30, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

When you have trees on your commercial or residential property, you must understand if the trees are in the best condition. You should learn more about the most common diseases that occur to particular types of trees, helping you to find a treatment for the tree or understanding if it is unsalvageable. Here are some of the signs of tree problems and how you can cope with the different tree diseases. Anthracnose Anthracnose is the most common variety of tree disease, leading to spots on the leaves of a tree. The spots begin as brown discolorations but will darken to a black color in a few Read more [...]

5 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden in Fall and Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 14, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

You put in a lot of hard work this summer to ensure that your garden looks amazing. You shouldn’t let problems throughout the fall and winter interfere with your hard work. Here are five things you should prevent from happening to keep your garden looking great. Pruning Back Too Far Pruning is a great practice to keep the overgrowth of plants at bay. However, doing too much pruning can actually kill your plants. Even doing pruning at the wrong time of the year can have a detrimental effect on your garden. Do some research on the types of plants that you have to identify how to prune and Read more [...]

4 Winter Pruning Tips for Maintaining Healthy Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 13, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

While it may seem counter-intuitive, winter is often the best season to prune trees and bushes. Removing dead branches and thinning out live ones can help to ensure healthier trees while also encouraging a bigger spring bloom. A few helpful tips can help you to avoid any missteps which might hinder your efforts or even do harm to your trees and bushes. Knowing Which Plants to Prune Not every tree may require pruning. Removing branches and thinning out growth help the tree to make better use of its metabolic energy, especially during the winter when it becomes dormant. Identifying and selecting Read more [...]

4 Landscaping Projects this Fall for Maintaining Curb Appeal

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 9, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Curb appeal is a big deal for any residential property. If you want your home to be visually enticing, it needs maximum curb appeal. Remember, too, that enhancing your property's curb appeal can do a lot for its value. Better value can make selling your home a much more pleasant and swift process. There are all sorts of fall landscaping projects that can boost your home's curb appeal greatly. Go for Hardscapes The fall months are only the beginning of much cooler and colder temperatures. If you want to prepare your outdoor space for frigid temperatures, it may help to install hardscapes. Read more [...]

Tips for Creating a Retaining Wall for Your Garden

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

A retaining wall can add beauty as well as purpose to your yard. They are useful for making a larger area for walking, as well as for setting up a designated garden area with controlled and economical use of space. Installing a retaining wall can seem like an easy weekend project but there are some tricks that can help it to last longer. Here are some of the tips that you can utilize to get you started on this garden project. Select Your Location Take the time to plan out exactly where you want your retaining wall placed. The most common uses for adding in a retaining wall are to control Read more [...]

Moving Earth and Stone—How to Renovate Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 31, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Some people have a wonderfully manicured and well-kept yard they take great pride in. They spend hours each week working in it and spend even more time enjoying it with their family and friends. For other homeowners, their yard is an absolute disaster no one wants to spend time in or even look at. In fact, it may be such a disaster that minor adjustments are unlikely to make it more attractive or functional. To fix such a yard, you’ll need a more substantial overhaul. You’ll need to perform a yard renovation. Dig Up the Earth In certain cases, a lawn is past saving. The top layers of Read more [...]
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