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How to Take Care of Your Lawn This Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 20, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Many of us associate lawns with spring and summer: green expanses ready for Frisbee games and tanning. Maintaining your lawn the rest of the year will keep it healthy for those warmer days of fun. The winter is a particularly critical time because plants are delicate during cold snaps. Aeration Your lawn needs to breathe. Regular aeration helps it to do so. It's easy to think that you can achieve aeration by just sticking random holes in your lawn. That approach might be sufficient for average thatch cases, but if your lawn is really suffocating, consider renting an actual aerator. They feature Read more [...]

Spotting Signs of Disease in Your Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 17, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

No matter what steps you take to keep your trees healthy, they can still become diseased at any point. That is why it is so important for all homeowners to keep their eyes out for any signs that their trees are diseased and need to be treated by an arborist or removed entirely. Sudden Changes to the Leaves There are many different reasons why the leaves on your trees might change, and that includes some type of disease. Armillaria root rot is a particularly common problem that can kill a tree within just a few seasons. If you notice that the leaves have become brown or completely fall out Read more [...]

How Brick and Tile Can Spice Up Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 12, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

With the proper design and amenities, a good yard can be the perfect travel-free alternative to a weekend getaway. Depending on the size and shape of your yard, there are many creative ways that you can transform your yard into a beautiful addition to your home. In this article, we will discuss how brick and tile can spice up your backyard. So, let’s get started. Build a Mini Brick or Tile Wall around Your Garden Beds If you have a raised bed of seasonal vegetables, an in-ground flower bed, or a shade tree in your yard. Then install brick or tile edging around it to create a more prominent Read more [...]

What You Need to Know Before Installing a Sprinkler System

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 4, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Installing a sprinkler system can help you water your lawn and keep it looking great during those hot summer months. There are some things that you will need to know before you get a sprinkler system. How Much Does A Sprinkler System Cost? The price of sprinkler installation will vary in several different ways. These include: The type of system. The quality of the system. The size of your property. Your soil condition. The slope of your property. The number of zones that will need to be installed. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $4,500. You will want Read more [...]

Raising Crops? 4 Ways to Create a Great Garden for Veggies

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 1, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Growing crops? When it comes to raising some of your own food, you will want to make sure that you have a great garden! If you are looking for some tips on how to create a great vegetable garden, then this blog post is perfect for you. We will be discussing four ways that can help ensure that your veggie garden thrives and has the best chance at success. Native Crops One of the most important things you can do is to plant crops that are native to your area. This will ensure that they have a better chance at surviving, as well as being able to grow strong and healthy due to them growing in Read more [...]

4 Ways to Spice Up Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 30, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Regardless of whether you have a small garden or a large one, you can do different things to make it more interesting and unique to you. Your garden will not only look better, but you can also get more out of it. You can take the following steps to spice up your garden. Spring Clean Your Garden One of the first steps to garden maintenance is cleaning it up. That includes weeding, raking away dead leaves, and generally removing any trash or detritus that may be laying around. You can rejuvenate your garden by using organic matter as fertilizer, as long as it’s not the weeds you just pulled. Read more [...]

Accessories for Your Yard or Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 25, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

​You likely spend a lot of time making sure that your yard and garden look great. With the right accessories, you can enhance that fabulous yard or garden. Here are a few accessories that you could consider when it comes to making your yard look good. LED Garden Lights Putting lights in your yard or garden is an excellent and simple security measure for your home. The right kind of lighting also makes your yard or garden a nice place to hang out even after the sun has gone down. It’s recommended that you install specifically LED lights, as LED can help you save on Read more [...]

6 Homestead Design Ideas for Better Water Distribution

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 23, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Water distribution on your homestead is vital to the success of your crops. There are many different ways to water your plants. We will focus on seven homestead design ideas for better water distribution. These design ideas may not suit every homesteader, so you must do some research before deciding what works best for you and your property. Rainwater Harvesting Water storage is an integral part of homestead design and rainwater harvesting is a great way to capture water from your roof. A large volume of water can be stored in tanks when it's not raining, which will ensure that you always Read more [...]

5 Ways to Make Landscaping Low-Maintenance

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Keeping your lawn green may be tough on the hottest days. To avoid having to add a lot of water just to keep grass healthy, you can try changing out the grass or updating your sprinkler system. You can also skip the idea of a lawn and do something a little different to personalize your yard. Layer On the Mulch When laying out your planting beds, put down a layer of heavy-duty weed block before making the cuts necessary for your perennials. Once the perennials are in place, cover the weed block in a thick layer of mulch. Over time, organic mulches such as pine bark will break down and you Read more [...]

How to Prepare Your Backyard for an Upcoming Party

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 15, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Having an outdoor party is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Whether it's for a birthday, an anniversary, or a weekend get-together, a backyard party is a beautiful idea. It can save you money, make the celebration more intimate, and be a refreshing change from the more traditional party. Look at all that space. It could be the ideal location, and it's conveniently located just outside your kitchen door. There is just one problem, your backyard is not ready. What do you do? Below are a few things you can do to get your yard ready on time. Fix the Lawn The first thing Read more [...]
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