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4 Tips for Decorating Your Front Yard on a Budget

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

4 Tips for Decorating Your Front Yard on a Budget
As a responsible homeowner, you strive to keep your home in good repair and your grounds looking neat and attractive. But a little extra attention can help to make your property look inviting and well maintained. Here are 4 tips for decorating your yard that can be done inexpensively, but still provide a big impact for the look of your home. Freshen Up Your Landscape Plants If your home was built many years ago, you may still have landscape plants that are now looking a bit tired and dated. Foundation plants may be in an older style. Shrubbery may evoke an earlier age and may be hard to maintain. Read more [...] Read More

How to Keep Your Landscape Green in a Dry Summer

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

How to Keep Your Landscape Green in a Dry Summer
Are you having trouble keeping your landscape green during a particularly dry summer? Fear not because there are quite a few things you can do to give yourself a lush, green lawn. These handy tips can help you keep your property healthy during even the hottest, driest summer season. Know When and When Not to Water One of the most important details for keeping your lawn healthy and green is to know when and when not to water. It's always best to water your property in the morning. Doing so will allow your soil to absorb all of the water in an efficient fashion. So why can't you wait until Read more [...] Read More

5 Unique Pieces of Equipment for Any Backyard Garden Project

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

5 Unique Pieces of Equipment for Any Backyard Garden Project
A good garden project starts with having the right equipment. It’s similar to planning any other remodeling project because you need to know about the best materials, costs, and contractors. Here are 5 unique pieces of equipment to consider using for your next garden project. Pruning Saw A pruning saw is a large, curved saw that prunes tree branches and roots. Some people use garden shears to remove different parts of plants. Saws are recommended for use on trees that have much bigger, thicker branches and roots to cut off. Twist Tiller A twist tiller is used to dig into the soil and Read more [...] Read More

Keep Summer’s Common Garden Pests Far Away From Your Yard

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

Keep Summer’s Common Garden Pests Far Away From Your Yard
You may end up with a lot of pests in your garden this summer. Many of them are known to be a nuisance, and they often seem to show up out of nowhere. Worse, some can be dangerous or make you sick with venomous bites. Fortunately, there are some ways to keep this summer's most common garden pests far away from your yard. Trim Shrubbery Your shrubbery may be attracting pests to your garden. It's not uncommon for them to like to hide in dense foliage where they can't be seen. This is why you need to trim back your shrubbery, particularly near the garden itself. By trimming it just a bit, you Read more [...] Read More

Stuck at Home? 4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 9, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Stuck at Home? 4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden
Your garden is a place that most people tend to only a few times a week. However, it is one of the most visible sights in the entire house. Everyone notices a lush, colorful garden when looking into someone’s yard. In addition, everyone notices the good and bad aspects of a garden. So, here are 4 improvements to make to your garden today. Lay Down Compost Compost is a natural soil conditioner that is made of organic matter. Compost consists of organic compounds that are planted to recycle nutrients back into the soil. Lay down compost wherever the soil needs restoration in your garden. Compost Read more [...] Read More

4 Reasons Not to Let Your Trees Go Wild

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 4, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Reasons Not to Let Your Trees Go Wild
Big, old trees in your yard are great for shade and property value, but if you let them grow wild, they can cause issues for your pipes, create hazards, and start looking shabby after time. You can choose to have them pruned every season or go a few years in between, but the results will make a difference. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when you are worried about the state of the trees on your property. Yard Aesthetics Trees that have been left to grown on their own can be wild and beautiful, but they can also become lopsided and shabby. Many trees, such as cypress, willow, and maple, Read more [...] Read More

Miniature Garden: 4 Ideas for Growing Herbs at Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on May 1, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Miniature Garden: 4 Ideas for Growing Herbs at Home
Whether you want fresh herbs for the flavor, medicinal qualities, or scent, these plants are easy to grow. The best part about herb gardens is you do not need much space. These plants will flourish with great care and some sun. Find out our four favorite ideas for creating miniature herb gardens below. Use Window Boxes While this technique is common, it saves a ton of floor space. If you have a small condo or porch, then you need all the room you can get. Planting herbs in boxes that hang from the windows means more area for chairs, tables, and people. Another perk to this planting method Read more [...] Read More

4 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy in 2020

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 30, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy in 2020
Maintaining a healthy lawn is one of the best ways to make sure your yard always looks its best. By taking good care of your lawn, you can make your house more attractive and your outdoor spaces more pleasant to spend time in. Here are four of the top steps you can take to keep your lawn healthy in 2020. Aerate Your Lawn If you’ve never aerated your lawn, there’s a good chance that the soil is too compacted. This can cause drainage problems and prevent grass from being as healthy as possible. Consider either buying a lawn aerator or having a lawn service come out to aerate your lawn for Read more [...] Read More

4 Tips for Handling Agricultural Runoff

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 19, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Tips for Handling Agricultural Runoff
Due to the nature of outdoor gardening and farming, agricultural runoff has been a concern for many developers. This runoff from farm fields can include high levels of nutrients, nitrogen, and phosphorus which can deplete oxygen in local streams. To help save aquatic life, here are four tips that can help with that agricultural runoff. Ensure Year-Round Ground Cover One of the best strategies for helping to reduce the amount of agricultural runoff that your fields produce is to have a year-round ground cover. The plants in the soil can help to hold the nutrients and water into the soil. Some Read more [...] Read More

Limited Yard Space? How to Set Up a Gorgeous Patio Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 17, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Limited Yard Space? How to Set Up a Gorgeous Patio Garden
From growing fresh, healthy vegetables for your family to getting more exercise and reducing stress, gardening has a variety of benefits. However, it can be difficult to plant a garden when you only have a small patio to work with. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a garden despite limited outdoor space, read on to learn how you can set up a beautiful patio garden in the tiniest of yards. Use Pots and Planters Potted plants are perfect for a small patio because you can move them around and bring them indoors during inclement weather. Get crafty and paint your pots and planters in fun colors Read more [...] Read More

When to Start Treating Your Lawn for Spring

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

When to Start Treating Your Lawn for Spring
If you want your grass and foliage to remain beautiful throughout the summer, then basic yard maintenance must be carried out well before the weather begins to warm up. With a little bit of landscaping, you will be able to make sure that your lawn remains healthy and eye-catching. Early Maintenance Your initial lawn care should begin just after the last frost of the season. While you can keep your lawn clean and tidy during the cold winter months, the majority of the landscaping needs to be done once the weather is no longer as cold. Immediately following the last frost, you should clear Read more [...] Read More

5 Garden Gadgets That Add Whimsy to Your Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 5, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

5 Garden Gadgets That Add Whimsy to Your Backyard
From solar-powered light fixtures to inverted tomato planters, there are plenty of gadgets, products and equip options that may allow you to create a high-tech garden. A few basic upgrades can go a long way towards optimizing the available space or making routine chores and basic upkeep that much easier. The latest gadgets make it much easier to design a more whimsical, eclectic or memorable backyard. Solar-Powered Decor Adequate illumination and the right outdoor lighting scheme can really help to improve the environment. The wiring and power-supply needs of conventional light fixtures can Read more [...] Read More

How to Use Hardscaping to Enhance Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Apr 2, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Use Hardscaping to Enhance Your Garden
You know all about landscaping, but have you heard of hardscaping? Hardscaping encompasses all the durable, non-living elements of your garden, such as patios, walkways, edging and accessories. These hard elements are an efficient and affordable way to change up your exterior design. Whether you're going for elegant and stately or relaxed and casual, read on to learn how you can use hardscaping to enhance your garden's style. Give the Birds a Bath Attracting birds to your yard offers many benefits like weed reduction, pest control and pollination, and there's no better way to attract them Read more [...] Read More

How to Fix Issues with Standing Water in Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 17, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Fix Issues with Standing Water in Your Garden
While garden plants need plenty of water to grow and thrive, standing water can be a serious problem for gardeners. Water that sits too long can promote fungal growth or even cause roots to rot, killing your plants. If you’re having trouble with standing water in your garden, follow these four tips to improve your drainage and keep your plants healthy. Loosen Up Your Soil One of the most common reasons for standing water in the garden is that the soil is packed down too hard for water to drain off. This packing happens naturally over time and can be fixed relatively easily. By turning over Read more [...] Read More

5 Springtime Garden Pests to Watch Out For

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

5 Springtime Garden Pests to Watch Out For
Spring is on its way, so now is a great time to revamp your garden. However, you do need to keep an eye out for pests that can destroy all of the hard work that you put into it. Here are five springtime garden pests to watch out for as you nurture your garden. Japanese Beetles Pesky Japanese beetles look pretty, but they can destroy your garden very quickly. They are an invasive species and have been known to eat almost any plant that they come into contact with. If you notice small holes in the leaves of your foliage, Japanese beetles may be the culprit. These beetles have a metallic sheen Read more [...] Read More

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
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