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Plant Your Own Produce: 5 Tricks for Growing Your Family’s Food

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

Plant Your Own Produce: 5 Tricks for Growing Your Family’s Food
Growing your own produce is a great way to save some money while providing your family with nutrient-dense foods. With a good plan in place and a little bit of land, your kitchen will soon be filled with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Pick the Ideal Spot Planting your seeds and seedlings in the wrong location is going to have a huge impact on their health and how quickly they grow. As a general rule, most fruits and vegetables need at least six hours of continuous sunlight per day. That being said, every plant has slightly different needs, and you must research each individual Read more [...] Read More

How to Set Up a Garden Irrigation System for Plants with Different Watering Needs

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 16, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Set Up a Garden Irrigation System for Plants with Different Watering Needs
A garden irrigation system can save a lot of time and effort in the never-ending quest to achieve the perfect garden. By providing the right amount of water at the right time to the right plants, you can enjoy a thriving garden that is worthy of a magazine cover. Plus, you will save yourself from injury since you won’t have to lug that heavy hose or watering can around your garden, risking destroying your plants in the process. While an irrigation system is a great investment, it’s important that it’s set up correctly to ensure the water is distributed where it needs to be. For plants Read more [...] Read More

How to Build up a High-Style Garden on Uneven Ground

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 8, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Build up a High-Style Garden on Uneven Ground
Uneven ground or having a slope to deal with need not deter you from having a garden to grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs You can create a garden that creeps up a slope and will eventually give the slope a natural and lush look. You may occasionally have to add topsoil and mulch to the top layers to keep the garden healthy. Straw can serve as an inexpensive and effective mulch. The lower slopes will get some soil erosion when the topsoil comes downhill. Raised layers If you happen to have an abundance of natural rock or stone or boulders available, those can be a great option to build raised Read more [...] Read More

How to Create a Unique Look for Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 6, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Create a Unique Look for Your Garden
It is wonderful to have a garden outside your home, but you may want to make it unique. There are fantastic ways to have a garden that is different from your neighbor’s garden. Here are five ways to have a garden that is unique by contacting an expert or by completing a do-it-yourself project. Installation of Trellises You can install metal or wooden trellises in a garden along the pathways or near seating areas. These items are made to provide support for flowering plants or lush green ivy. Many trellises are large enough to walk under, and you can also have benches along the edges of Read more [...] Read More

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 28, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring
No matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early to start preparing for the return of warm weather and the first shoots of new life in your garden. To help give your garden the best chance to thrive this summer, it’s important that you give it a good start through proper preparation in the spring. To ensure your garden is ready to put its best foot forward, here are a few tips to help you prepare your garden for spring. Out with the Old With all the dead leaves, dead plants, and other dead material on your garden, it’s almost hard to believe that it could bring life. That’s Read more [...] Read More

The Perfect Practical Addition to Your Garden

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

The Perfect Practical Addition to Your Garden
A garden is an excellent place to relax at your home, and it will also provide a great place for entertaining guests. To make a garden more enjoyable, there are several things that you can add to the space. Consider these items to have a garden that is more usable throughout the year. Chairs, Benches and Tables You can place benches and chairs in a garden in strategic locations, giving you a place to sit. You can place a cup of coffee or a cool beverage on a table next to you while watching wildlife or enjoying the fragrance of flowers. There are inexpensive garden furniture pieces that can Read more [...] Read More

4 Ways to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 15, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Ways to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Garden
When it comes to gardening, you can totally judge a book by its cover. A healthy garden is green, lively, and absolutely gorgeous. Try these four simple tips to help your garden grow into something beautiful. Give Plants Plenty of Space Plants need room to grow. The exact amount differs based on the species, but you should generally plan for there to be at least 18 to 30 inches between the bases of each large plant. Remember to think about how tall and wide the plant will grow and how extensive the root system will be. If you’ve already planted your seedlings too close together, wait Read more [...] Read More

5 Backyard Features to Look for in a New Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 11, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

5 Backyard Features to Look for in a New Home
When you are shopping for a new home, make sure to consider the backyards of the properties. Modern backyards have features that can make the areas easier to use for entertaining or relaxing. Here are five backyard features to look for at residential properties. In-ground Swimming Pool If you want to have a great place for parties in your backyard, then look for a property that has an in-ground swimming pool. With this item, you can enjoy an easy way to exercise in warm water at your own home. Throughout the summer, you can have fun pool parties with your relatives and friends. Rather than spending Read more [...] Read More

Commercial Gardening: How to Keep Your Crops Healthy

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

Commercial Gardening: How to Keep Your Crops Healthy
When you have a commercial garden, you must keep the land and plants healthy so that you can grow the best produce for your customers. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to have a productive and healthy commercial garden. Consider these important tips for growing the tastiest fruits and vegetables. Choose the Best Seeds or Seedlings for a Commercial Garden You must find the best seeds or seedlings for a commercial garden to have a plentiful harvest of produce. In addition, you should select seedlings or seeds that aren’t contaminated with any pathogens that can infest the other plants Read more [...] Read More

Landscaping Your Lawn? Here’s 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 29, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Landscaping Your Lawn? Here’s 4 Things to Consider
Are you looking to landscape your lawn? Whether you’re starting from scratch or remodeling your existing lawn, a landscaping upgrade can add both beauty and value to your home. However, a lawn makeover is no simple task even if you’re hiring professionals to do the dirty work. Here are four things you need to consider when landscaping your lawn if you want to avoid costly mistakes. Aesthetics The design and look of your lawn are the first things to think about when beginning a landscaping project, so make sure your landscaping plans take into account the exterior features of your home. Read more [...] Read More

Clearing Your Land? How to Prep for Spring Planting

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 28, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Clearing Your Land? How to Prep for Spring Planting
If you plan on growing any plants next spring, then you need to start getting your soil ready as soon as possible. The steps that you take in the weeks leading up to the first frost of the season are going to have a huge impact on your yield the following year.   Clear the Land The very first step in this process is clearing away all unwanted debris from the land that you will be using next spring. While you might be able to clear a small garden by hand, this job is going to be much easier with equipment like a grapple bucket. That type of attachment could end up saving you hundreds Read more [...] Read More

4 Fencing Types to Consider for Your Home Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 25, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Fencing Types to Consider for Your Home Garden
There are plenty of reasons you may decide to put a fence around your home garden. Maybe it’s close to a walkway and you’re afraid that visitors will step all over it—maybe you live in an area with critters who like snacking on your flowers. Whatever the reason, the first and most crucial step is deciding what you’re going to build the fence out of. PVC Piping This is one of the cheapest options you’ll encounter in your search for fencing materials. PVC pipes are a common substitute for pricier components like wood or iron, available at nearly any hardware store and designed for Read more [...] Read More

How to Protect Young Trees During the Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 21, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

How to Protect Young Trees During the Winter
Freezing temperatures and heavy snowstorms can wreak havoc on your plants, and even established trees could die off if you aren’t careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some inexpensive supplies, you should be able to protect your trees from extreme weather patterns. Here are 4 easy ways to protect young trees during the winter. Stake the Trees If you live in an area that gets high winds or quite a bit of snow, then you should consider staking your trees. While most mature trees don’t need to be staked, some of the younger saplings could die off if they lean over too much. Read more [...] Read More

3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Garden Come Springtime

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 15, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Garden Come Springtime
Productive gardening requires that you plan ahead to provide the best conditions for your plants to thrive. The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean your tasks are over. A few measures can provide healthier soil and better growing conditions for the next season. These actions can help your spring plantings to get off to a good start. Here are three easy steps you can take to ensure a healthy, productive garden for the coming year. Clean Up Garden Areas Avoid leaving the remains of your previous season in the soil. Remove dead plants, leaves and debris from garden beds to prevent insects and Read more [...] Read More

How to Protect Your Yard From Winter Damage by Preparing Now

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

How to Protect Your Yard From Winter Damage by Preparing Now
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 [...] 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

Winter Mulching: 5 Reasons You Should Be Mulching Your Garden Now
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 [...] Read More
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