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Innovative Backyard Concrete Solutions for Savvy Gardeners

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 27, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Innovative Backyard Concrete Solutions for Savvy Gardeners
There’s a reason concrete has long been one of the most popular materials in construction and landscaping alike. It’s strong, aesthetically-pleasing, and relatively easy to use. If you’re a gardening enthusiast, then you’ve probably used concrete before. Even if you’ve dabbled in this remarkable material, you probably still haven’t taken full advantage of all the possibilities that concrete provides. Here’s how you can make the best use of concrete in your garden.   Make Concrete Paths In order to get the most of your garden, it has to be accessible. You and your guests Read more [...] Read More

How to Transplant a Tree to a New Location in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 27, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Transplant a Tree to a New Location in Your Yard
Not only are trees among the most beautiful aspects of nature, but they’re also key to the sustainability of the planet. If there’s a tree in a bothersome place on your property, you should seriously consider transplanting it rather than removing it altogether. This will allow the tree to live and continue providing countless benefits to humanity and all life on earth. While it takes a little work, transplanting a tree is actually a lot simpler than you might realize. Here’s how you can do it in five simple steps. Dig a Hole in the New Location Before you get ready to remove the tree Read more [...] Read More

How to Prevent Spring Storms From Ruining Your Lawn and Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 22, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Prevent Spring Storms From Ruining Your Lawn and Garden
If you're like most people, you're excited when the spring season rolls around. It means getting to enjoy the smell of a freshly cut lawn and planting your garden to flourish in the upcoming summer months. However, you need to take proper measures to prevent those nasty spring storms from ruining your lawn and garden. Ensure Adequate Drainage One of the biggest issues that homeowners experience because of spring storms is flooding. This is a result of inadequate drainage for the property. When there is pooling in areas of your lawn or garden, it can suffocate the grass and other plants. To Read more [...] Read More

Signs That the Old Tree in Your Yard Needs to Go ASAP

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 18, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Signs That the Old Tree in Your Yard Needs to Go ASAP
Old trees lend your yard a certain natural elegance. However, when you notice an aging tree on your property is declining in health and appearance, it is time to take action. By the time a tree is noticeably advanced in poor condition, you will probably need to have it taken down. Here are some signs to watch for that could indicate your tree needs to be removed. Discoloration When a tree's leaves are not the color they should be, that is generally a sign of poor health or overall deterioration. Leaves that should be green but appear brown, dry, or shriveled may indicate a problem. The tree Read more [...] Read More

Already Planning Your Spring Garden? How to Keep It Organic and Pesticide Free

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

Already Planning Your Spring Garden? How to Keep It Organic and Pesticide Free
While spring is still weeks away, it’s never too early to start planning your vegetable garden. Growing your own veggies is a great way to enjoy some time outdoors and fill your pantry with healthy, organic options. In order for your garden to be truly organic, however, you’ll have to avoid the use of pesticides and other chemicals. This can be difficult (since bugs, weeds, and other pests are a constant nuisance), but it can certainly be done. Here are five organic gardening tips to keep in mind as you plan your garden for the coming spring. Make Your Own Compost   You can avoid Read more [...] Read More

Own a Large Amount of Land? 4 Tips for Taking Care of It

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 7, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Own a Large Amount of Land? 4 Tips for Taking Care of It
Owning a lot of land is a dream for many people. It can easily become disastrous when you don't pay attention and allow wild plants and animals to take over. It's recommended that you make some effort to maintain your land. Review these 4 tips to take better care of land. Use the Resources Efficiently There are several cases of people who have destroyed the land and created dry, barren lands that no longer grow plants. Even worse, overconsumption could lead to a natural disaster that moves beyond your property. When you take something from the land, give something else back to maintain a Read more [...] Read More

Transplanting a Tree or Two? How to Reimagine Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 31, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Transplanting a Tree or Two? How to Reimagine Your Yard
With a bit of effort, a yard can become the most enjoyable part of your home. Even if your outdoor space isn’t much to brag about at the moment, you can always take the time to reimagine the space. By coming up with a plan and putting it into practice, you can create the outdoor paradise that you’ve always dreamed of. Keep these tips in mind as you seek to reinvigorate your yard. Create an Outdoor Seating Area With the right setup, your yard can be just as much of a hangout spot as your living room. By investing in a few chairs and a table, you’ll create a great space for sitting around Read more [...] Read More

How to Prep for Springtime Planting During the Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 29, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Prep for Springtime Planting During the Winter
While spring is still a couple months away, there’s no reason you can’t get a jump on your planting. If you huddle up all winter without thinking about your yard, you’ll find yourself with more work than you can handle when spring finally comes around. A little foresight can save you a lot of stress during planting season. Consider tackling these jobs in the winter so you’re reading to hit the ground running as soon as the weather turns. Take Care of Those Blocked Drains Maintaining a successful garden requires consistent and copious watering. A lot of the excess water will eventually Read more [...] Read More

How to Start Preparing Now for Luscious Grass in the Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 18, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Start Preparing Now for Luscious Grass in the Spring
One of the sure signs of spring is the emergence of beautiful, green lawns around your neighborhood. If your lawn looked a little sickly at the end of last year, though, you've got some work to do to ensure that your spring lawn looks great. Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to help your lawn get a good start so that you don't get behind when warmer temperatures arrive. Remove Leaves If you have any trees with late-falling leaves, it's important to remove or mulch those leaves so that they don't cause mold in your soil during the winter. If you've got a good mulching attachment Read more [...] Read More

4 Suggestions for Renovating Your Patio This Spring

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

4 Suggestions for Renovating Your Patio This Spring
As you maintain your appliances and rooms, maintain the look and function of your outdoor patio. The weather may have been particularly harsh this winter or you may have had an overgrowth of weeds or mold last year. Every patio has problems and needs regular care and attention. Here are 4 tips to renew your outdoor living space this Spring.   Apply a Sealant Every few years, reseal the surface of your patio, whether it's made of wooden boards or stone pavers. A sealer consists of chemicals that cover the pores of the patio's materials, adding a layer of protection that prevents staining Read more [...] Read More

Fast and fabulous ideas to decorate your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 14, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Fast and fabulous ideas to decorate your Garden
Whether large or small, your garden is your little place on the planet where you can spend time in nature to relax and recharge your batteries. While creating a beautiful garden can be time-consuming and expensive, if you know how to simply decorate your garden, you will be able to create a little paradise of your own quickly, at a price that won’t put a huge dent in your bank balance!   Following are a few fast and fabulous ideas to decorate your garden with a minimum amount of effort, time, and money, with results that are absolutely stunning! Bamboo wind chimes – add to the Read more [...] Read More

Trees on Your Property Becoming a Hassle? Here’s How to Deal With Them

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 8, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Trees on Your Property Becoming a Hassle? Here’s How to Deal With Them
Many homeowners love having a wooded lot. They can admire the natural wonders of nature and the practical benefits of shade and aesthetic appeal to their property. But trees can cause problems for various reasons. Some lose branches during storms. They drop leaves all over the yard in autumn. Disease can strike and kill one or several trees. Here are some tips to help you deal with tree issues. Take Care of Them Although trees are generally self-sufficient, they may need occasional human help to survive a bad season to heat, cold, flooding, or drought. Young trees or small ones might need Read more [...] Read More

Why Planning for Spring Gardening During Winter is Advantageous

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

Why Planning for Spring Gardening During Winter is Advantageous
Even though you can’t plant crops in the wintertime, it can still be an important time of the year for your garden. Winter is the time to plan and prepare for your next growing season so that you can be ready to go when the weather begins to warm. Here are four reasons why planning your spring gardening during the cold months of the year is advantageous. You’ll Have Your Planting Rotations Worked Out in Advance If you’re like most home gardeners working with limited space, chances are you practice some form of rotation planting. If you’re going to rotate crops in and out of your beds Read more [...] Read More

4 Ways to Maintain and Protect an Indoor Garden

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

4 Ways to Maintain and Protect an Indoor Garden
Gardening can be a great pastime. However, those without a lot of garden space or who live in an apartment may feel they can’t start a garden. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy an indoor garden space where you can keep some of the plants that you love having around. Here are some ways to maintain and protect an indoor garden. Use Packing Peanuts Root rot is one of the most common conditions that a household plant faces. You can prevent this condition by simply using packing peanuts in the bottom of your planter. This will provide adequate drainage. You’ll need to use a fabric or mesh Read more [...] Read More

Want to Improve Your Yard? Here are 4 Easy Ways to Start

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 13, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Want to Improve Your Yard? Here are 4 Easy Ways to Start
Your home is your castle, and you’ll want your yard to be in tiptop shape so that your domestic kingdom will look its best. Making certain improvements to your yard can enhance the aesthetic appeal along with the functionality of your outdoor space. Here are four easy ways to improve your yard. Increase the Lighting Adding more light to your yard can give your outdoor setting more appeal. Outdoor light fixtures that are installed around walkways and entranceways to your home can make your space more appealing for you and your guests. Having some of the trees or large bushes cut back or Read more [...] Read More

How to Prepare Before Removing the Grass From Your Lawn for a New Landscape Design

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 12, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Prepare Before Removing the Grass From Your Lawn for a New Landscape Design
For some people, the perfect lawn is made up of thick, green grass and nothing else. However, if you want to change things up a little, you'll need to remove your existing grass before you can add new landscape elements. The key is to make the proper preparations to make this process as smooth and easy as possible. Water the Grass Since you're going to remove your grass, it seems counterintuitive to water it. However, watering your grass will help make removal much easier because it will soften the soil in which the grass is growing. If it's been a while since you've had rain, you'll want Read more [...] Read More
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