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The Most Irritating Garden Pests and How to Keep Them Out of Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 20, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

The Most Irritating Garden Pests and How to Keep Them Out of Your Yard
Anyone with a green thumb understands the love-hate relationship they have with their garden. They love the fact they can grow their own food and flowers but don't enjoy the multitude of unwanted guests that try to take up residence. Getting rid of those pests and keeping them out of your garden long term can be a lot of work. Here's a rundown of the most irritating garden pests and keep them away permanently. Squirrels Squirrels are one of the most common pests you’ll see in a residential neighborhood. They thrive in areas with foliage, and your garden is just another part in their playground. Read more [...] Read More

What Can I Use to Disinfect My Gardening Tools?

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

What Can I Use to Disinfect My Gardening Tools?
There are many gardeners who do not want to use chemical sprays when disinfecting their garden tools. It is a difficult and messy job, not least because the chemicals that are used will damage the tools and they will have to be thrown away or sold on. This is understandable, but there is one solution. How do you keep your garden tools completely germ free when you are done using them? Disinfecting your gardening tools may seem counterproductive, but the reason for doing this is for those who want to grow microgreens. Microgreens are essentially seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. Their Read more [...] Read More

Backyard Greenhouse: 4 Essentials to Finish up the Construction

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

Backyard Greenhouse: 4 Essentials to Finish up the Construction
A greenhouse can be quite useful if you are a gardener. You will be able to extend your growing season. You will also be able to shield the plants from weather and environmental elements. There are several things that you will need for your backyard greenhouse. The Covering One of the keys to protecting your greenhouse is to put a covering on it. There are several coverings that you can use. You will need to make sure that your covering is durable and strong. It should be able to withstand snow, wind, and other harsh weather conditions. Roofing Services You have several roofing options. Read more [...] Read More

4 Dangers Your Trees May Face as the Weather Changes

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

4 Dangers Your Trees May Face as the Weather Changes
Even if a tree is mature and has strong roots, the frigid winter months can still be very punishing. That is why you need to keep an eye out for any signs that your trees might be getting damaged once the weather starts to cool off. Freezing Temperatures While most trees should be able to survive relatively cold temperatures, some of yours might die off if the outdoor temperature remains below freezing for long periods of time. Your trees are going to be especially susceptible to cold temperatures if they were transplanted from other areas. Before you plant any trees on your property, you Read more [...] Read More

How to Identify and Stop the Spread of Parasites in Your Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 7, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

How to Identify and Stop the Spread of Parasites in Your Trees
The trees on your property provide countless benefits, including clean air, shade, and a great place to hang a hammock. Unfortunately, as inviting as trees are to humans, they are also attractive to various parasites that can harm or even kill your beautiful trees. To stop the loss of trees from your property, it's important to know how to spot parasites so that you can stop them in their tracks. Bark Falling Off Although a few pieces of bark will occasionally fall off of a healthy tree, if you notice excessive bark loss, it's a sure sign that something is wrong with your tree. Although bark Read more [...] Read More

5 Places You Can Add Concrete to Complement and Elevate Your Landscaping

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 3, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

5 Places You Can Add Concrete to Complement and Elevate Your Landscaping
Landscaping the property around your home is a project that, if done well, can make significant improvements. Of course, it will improve the look of your home and give your more pride in ownership, but it will also improve the value of the property. One element to consider adding to your property is concrete. While concrete might not be the first thing you consider for your yard, as an accent, it can highlight parts of your landscaping, adding depth and texture. It can also help fix problem areas of your yard. Work With a Concrete Company Contracting a concrete company is often the best Read more [...] Read More

You Don’t Need to Wait for Spring: 4 Yard Projects You Can Start on This Fall

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 18, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

You Don’t Need to Wait for Spring: 4 Yard Projects You Can Start on This Fall
Take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather to work on important outdoor projects. This is the perfect time of year to plan, order supplies, organize the area to be improved, and even start building. Here are some great ways to make your yard more functional and attractive before winter gets here. Build a Backyard Deck Adding a deck to the back or side of your home can extend the usable space for leisure activities or entertaining guests. Whatever your house size, you can build a deck that is proportionate to your home so that it looks natural and fits with the original structure. You can Read more [...] Read More

Grooming Your Garden: How to Maintain a Pristine Look

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

Grooming Your Garden: How to Maintain a Pristine Look
If you’ve ever owned a garden, you know that the bulk of the work comes long after you’ve planted your bulbs. The truth is that gardens can quickly go from idyllic spots to problem areas and only hard work can help you keep your garden clean. Below are just a few examples of how you can help to maintain a pristine look in your garden space. Establish Your Boundaries Good gardens have good boundaries. Decide on the size of garden that you want and make sure that all of your plants stay within the bounds with some landscaping maintenance. Whether you have to erect a small fence or just Read more [...] Read More

4 Steps You Should Take This Fall to Prepare Your Yard’s Trees and Shrubbery for Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 7, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Steps You Should Take This Fall to Prepare Your Yard’s Trees and Shrubbery for Winter
Even when the weather cools off, you need to pay attention to your trees, shrubs, and lawn. They’re not growing, but they’re still vulnerable to a host of issues. However, with a little bit of off-season maintenance, you can rest assured that your landscaping is going to remain healthy throughout the cold winter months. Carry Out the Last Treatment Many different trees and bushes go dormant during the winter, and their foliage could die off if they don’t have adequate nutrients. That is why you should try to give your yard one last treatment while the weather is still relatively warm. Read more [...] Read More

Trimming Trees and Cleaning up Leaf and Plant Debris on Your House and Yard

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

Trimming Trees and Cleaning up Leaf and Plant Debris on Your House and Yard
A part of every homeowners’ responsibilities is minding their landscape. Maintenance tasks like trimming trees, cleaning up leaves, and weeding your garden are all necessities to keep your home looking great. However, they can feel like more than an ordinary chore. Here are some helpful tips to make your job much easier. Trim During the Dormant Season One of the best tips you can get regarding tree trimming is to trim during the dormant season. This time is when your trees naturally go into a state of preservation. Instead of exerting energy to grow bigger, your trees will stop growing Read more [...] Read More

4 Pieces of Equipment Every Serious Gardener Needs on Hand

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 24, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Pieces of Equipment Every Serious Gardener Needs on Hand
Everyone wants to have a nice garden. However, it takes a lot of hard work in order to maintain a garden. If you have the right tools, then it will be a lot easier for you to maintain your garden. You will need to use the following tools in your garden. Weeding Tool Weeds can threaten your garden. There are herbicides that you can use, but many of them can damage the rest of your environment. Herbicides can also be bad for the environment. That is why you should use a weeding tool. You will be able to get rid of the weeds without harming the rest of your garden and harming the environment. Garden Read more [...] Read More

Why Adding a Deck to Your Backyard Can Make All the Difference for Your Garden

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

Why Adding a Deck to Your Backyard Can Make All the Difference for Your Garden
If you are an avid gardener and have a little extra space out in your yard, then you might want to consider building a deck. That outdoor addition could have a huge impact on your hobby as well as the overall functionality of your yard. More Storage Options Many homeowners have decks installed simply because they want to have more outdoor storage space. A deck is going to provide you with a relatively protected area where you can store all of your gardening supplies. You can also use your deck as an outdoor space to grow seedlings, and that could increase the yield of your garden and lengthen Read more [...] Read More

4 Tips for Landscaping a Yard That Has a Pool

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 17, 2020 in Press | 1 comment

4 Tips for Landscaping a Yard That Has a Pool
Think of a normal yard and its typical landscaping features from trees to walkways. When there’s a pool around, it’s ideal to build a landscape that enhances the look and function of a pool. Review these 4 tips to landscape a yard with a pool. Build a Walkway Build a walkway to move easily from the pool to the rest of the yard. After a swim, it’s safer to step onto a paved path instead of directly onto the grass. It’s also cleaner than stepping into dirt and trudging mud all over the yard. One design idea is to build a border that encircles the pool. Build a walkway that extends Read more [...] Read More

4 Instances When You’ll Want a Tree Removed from Your Yard ASAP

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

4 Instances When You’ll Want a Tree Removed from Your Yard ASAP
In most neighborhoods, trees are the most magnificent natural features to dot the landscape. Therefore, removing a tree should be done only after significant consideration. In some cases, though, removing a tree is essential to protect the safety of a structure or the people who pass nearby. Significant Insect Damage Many different types of insects, including beetles, borers, moths, caterpillars, and others, can do significant harm to trees. The damage that these pests cause can be easy to miss because it grows progressively worse over time. However, once they've had a chance to run their Read more [...] Read More

Top Problems Faced by Your Home’s Trees During the Summer

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 7, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Top Problems Faced by Your Home’s Trees During the Summer
Having trees around your home can be a great way to keep your home cool naturally, thus reducing energy costs. The same trees that help shade your home from the summer sun, though, themselves face unique problems during warmer months. If you understand these problems, though, you will be better-equipped to fight on behalf of your trees so that they can remain healthy for years to come. Drought Although watering the smaller plants around your home is standard practice, few people give any thought to watering their trees. While it's true that a tree's deep roots make it less susceptible to Read more [...] Read More

Bountiful and Beautiful: How Landscaping Can Enhance Your Garden

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

Bountiful and Beautiful: How Landscaping Can Enhance Your Garden
No matter how beautiful your house it, it can always benefit from a little boost to its surroundings. A great landscape that enhances the yard will add beauty, value, and function to any home. Here are four ways that landscaping can boost your home’s appearance. Tying in to Nature A natural setting always looks better. Without some landscaping, your home looks like the one unnatural thing in a natural area. The nearby trees and grass seem very separated from your home. By including some trees, shrubs, and flowers, you reduce the perceived distance between your home and the natural world. Read more [...] Read More
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