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How To Take Care of Trees: New and Old

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 1, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

How To Take Care of Trees: New and Old
If you're fortunate enough to have trees on your property, then you want to do all you can to take care of them. Whether they're new or old, they provide visual beauty, shelter to wildlife, shade, and reduced humidity. They're also likely to boost your property value. Knowing how to keep them healthy, strong, and full of vigor means you'll enjoy them longer. Don't Hang Things It can be tempting to hang things from big, branchy trees. From flags to clothes to hammocks, using your outdoor space for decoration, utility, and sheer fun seems like it could make the most of the space. Then again, Read more [...] Read More

How to Make Your Yard More Drought Tolerant This Summer

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 30, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

How to Make Your Yard More Drought Tolerant This Summer
Many states have had some serious issues with a prolonged drought. It may be difficult to keep your yard looking lush and green, especially if you rely on a sprinkler or irrigation system. But there are some things you can do to make your yard more drought-tolerant. Here are a few ideas. Yard Watering Consider skipping the daily watering during the milder months. Instead, you might use a "wildlife watering" ritual to put out food for animals and birds in spring and summer. This saves water and provides thirsty animals with a drink. The cool thing about this idea is that you can use any type Read more [...] Read More

How to Really Beautify Your Yard With Fantastic Landscaping

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 29, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

How to Really Beautify Your Yard With Fantastic Landscaping
Whether working with a contractor or getting your hands dirty yourself, putting together a beautiful yard is supremely satisfying, and pays dividends in both enjoyment and home value. However, it is a lot of work and, depending on the final vision, can also be expensive. There are a few things to consider before getting started that will make the process of updating your landscaping as stress free as possible. Make a Paper Garden First Before buying hundreds or thousands in plants, dirt, mulch and equipment, plan out the garden on paper first. It can be as simple as sketching the yard on Read more [...] Read More

How to Keep a Maintained Garden and Pests Out

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 24, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

How to Keep a Maintained Garden and Pests Out
Pests are prevalent in gardens and do not threaten your plants if they are in low numbers. When their numbers increase, they can damage your plants and cause a massive loss. The most common way to get rid of these burdening creatures is synthetic chemical pesticides. Gardeners are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of exposure to chemicals. So how do you control pests? You’ve heard the saying ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ This applies to gardening too! Preventing pests from attacking your plants is the most successful technique. You can apply these practical techniques Read more [...] Read More

How to Know When a Tree Needs Removing or Just a Trim

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 24, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

How to Know When a Tree Needs Removing or Just a Trim
Getting rid of a tree that has been in your yard since you purchased your home is never easy. However, there are times when a tree needs to be removed to improve your landscape and protect your home and family's health and well-being. Here are some ways to know if a tree needs to be removed or just trimmed. Dead Leaves and Bark A tree will show signs of disease, including dead leaves and dead bark. Some diseases are manageable, only requiring you to trim the affected portions in order for the rest of the tree to live a healthy life. However, if the infection is severe, it affects every part Read more [...] Read More

Ways to Maintain Your Lawn and the Tools You Need to Do So

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 23, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Ways to Maintain Your Lawn and the Tools You Need to Do So
If you want your lawn to continue to look its best, you should invest the effort into maintaining your grass and soil regularly. By performing the necessary tasks, your lawn can remain healthy and free of certain diseases and other problems that could have negative effects on your grass. Certain tools can be used to help you maintain your lawn better so that you can continue to have the green, vivacious grass that enhances the rest of your yard. Mowing Mowing the grass to keep it trimmed can help prevent grass overgrowth. The healthiest grass blades can also grow and reproduce better when Read more [...] Read More

4 Alterations for Your Garden Beds That Enhance Beauty and Reduce Weeds

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 8, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

4 Alterations for Your Garden Beds That Enhance Beauty and Reduce Weeds
Do you love spending time in your garden, but find that you spend more time weeding than enjoying the flowers? Many gardeners struggle with pesky weeds that seem to take over their beds. Luckily, there are a few simple alterations you can make to your garden beds that will help reduce the number of weeds and improve the beauty of your landscape.   Use Landscape Fabric One easy way to reduce weeds is to line your garden beds with landscape fabric. This material helps prevent weed seeds from taking root and blocks sunlight to help weeds grow. Simply lay the fabric down before you add Read more [...] Read More

How to Maintain Your Decorative Pond

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 6, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

How to Maintain Your Decorative Pond
Your decorative pond is a beautiful addition to your home, and it can be a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. But like any other type of garden, your pond will need some regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. Following are some tips on how to maintain your decorative pond. Water Balance Keep the water clean. Your pond should be stocked with fish that help to keep the water clean, but you will still need to do some regular maintenance to ensure that the water stays clear. You can do this by removing debris from the pond on a regular basis and by performing water tests to Read more [...] Read More

Backyard Bliss: How to Remake Your Garden and Landscaping Successfully

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 2, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Backyard Bliss: How to Remake Your Garden and Landscaping Successfully
With the approach of nice weather, it's time to give your lawn and garden an update. With so many themes and styles to consider, you will want to address the basics before adding the decorative elements. Here are some things you can do to make your outdoor areas look their finest. Plan a Design Rather than tackle various areas of the lawn separately, sketch a plan that will streamline the entire area. Include boundaries, gardens, walking paths, and fences to create an inviting and attractive landscape. Use a selection of materials and decor that work together for an overall cohesive effect. Read more [...] Read More

Erecting a Greenhouse? How to Get It Up and Running This Season

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jun 1, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Erecting a Greenhouse? How to Get It Up and Running This Season
Building a greenhouse is one of the best ways to lengthen your growing season and ensure that your plants thrive throughout most of the year. Well before your break ground on your greenhouse, there are some important variables that you will need to consider if you want the structure to remain safe, efficient, and sturdy. Location One of the most important steps in this process is finding the ideal location for your greenhouse. In most cases, a greenhouse must be built in an area that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. You also want to be sure that your greenhouse is relatively Read more [...] Read More

4 Signs Your Tree May Be Sick

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 31, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

4 Signs Your Tree May Be Sick
A healthy tree can add significant value to your home. However, a sick or dying tree may be little more than an eyesore that has the potential to cause damage to your property or to your neighbor's property. Let's take a look at some clues that a tree may need to be pruned or taken down entirely. Bark Shedding The bark that you see on a tree is like the skin that covers our own bodies. If the bark is damaged in any way, it could make a tree vulnerable to pests or other types of damage. Generally speaking, a tree can only lose about a quarter of its bark before it will start to decline. If Read more [...] Read More

5 Reasons Why Your Plants Could Be Dying

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 25, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

5 Reasons Why Your Plants Could Be Dying
When it comes to gardening, many things can go wrong. One of the most common problems is when plants start to die. There are various reasons why this happens, but we will focus on five of the most common in this article. If you struggle to keep your plants alive, read on for some helpful tips. Overwatering This can happen for some reasons, such as using too much water or not draining excess water properly. Try to cut back on the amount of water you are using. Additionally, make sure that any water not being used by the plant can drain away properly. Overwatered plants will typically have Read more [...] Read More

4 Tricks To Get Greener Grass

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 14, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

4 Tricks To Get Greener Grass
Every homeowner wants a great-looking yard surrounding their house. There's always some inherent competition up and down a street to see who has the best yard. Even if you're not into that, you want to come home to a lush lawn that you can enjoy spending time on, be it reading, relaxing, or playing with kids and pets. Knowing some tricks to get greener grass helps you make this a reality. Water Thoroughly When the Lawn Is Dry When your lawn is really dry is when you should water it the most. A good watering not only keeps the grass alive but also keeps it healthy and lively. Effective water Read more [...] Read More

4 Landscaping Tips for Adding Fantastic Water Features

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 13, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

4 Landscaping Tips for Adding Fantastic Water Features
From bubbling fountains to serene ponds, if you're looking to add a bit of excitement and visual interest to your landscaping, water features are a great way to do it. However, before you start digging, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure your project goes off without a hitch. Make a Plan Decide where you want your water feature to be set up and what kind of look you're going for. Do you want something more functional, like a pond for swimming or a fountain for drinking water? Or are you looking for something purely aesthetic, like a small waterfall or stream? Once Read more [...] Read More

Are You an Amateur Arborist? How to Provide Care for Your Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 7, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Are You an Amateur Arborist? How to Provide Care for Your Trees
Becoming an arborist is one way of appreciating and protecting nature, but it requires extensive knowledge of trees and plant life. An arborist requires practical experience working with trees and formal education to acquire skills like maintaining, pruning, and fertilizing trees. Nonetheless, the lack of formal education doesn’t prevent you from planting and caring for trees, but the outcome might not be the same with a little knowledge about plant life. As an amateur arborist, you can adopt these practical ideas to provide care for your trees. Hire Professional Tree Care Services Routine Read more [...] Read More

Garden Changes: How to Alter the Appearance of Your Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 6, 2022 in Press | 0 comments

Garden Changes: How to Alter the Appearance of Your Backyard
Many people are not satisfied with the appearance of their backyard, but renovations can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Luckily, there are simple changes that make a massive difference in the layout and ambiance of your backyard. Add Hammock, Chairs, and a Chiminea It is easy to forget that a backyard being aesthetically pleasing comes second to a backyard being an inviting place to hang out with friends. The best way to alter your backyard’s appearance is by making space for a comfortable place to gather. Add lots of lawn chairs and hammocks for outdoor lounging. In the winter months, Read more [...] Read More
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