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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

How to Build a Backyard Greenhouse for Year-Round Gardening

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 2, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

How to Build a Backyard Greenhouse for Year-Round Gardening
If you’re considering getting into gardening year round, it’s likely you’ll need to look into building a greenhouse to home your garden in. Keeping plants in your greenhouse year-round can ensure that you always have some gardening to do and will allow you to gain more experience about gardening, in general. Here are some helpful tips for building your very own backyard greenhouse that can be utilized throughout the entire year.   Start with Size You obviously won’t need an industrial-size greenhouse like the ones you likely see on television, but assessing your personal greenhouse Read more [...] Read More

Backyard Beautiful: How to Enhance Your Garden Aesthetic

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 1, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Backyard Beautiful: How to Enhance Your Garden Aesthetic
As a homeowner, you will want to have a beautiful backyard and gardening space. It is easy to have an attractive garden with a variety of methods. Consider these five ways to improve the aesthetics of your home’s backyard while also making it a more enjoyable place to use. Water Features You can improve a backyard with a water feature that is ready-made and easy to install. Some of these items include water fountains, fishponds or waterfalls. A water feature can create a relaxing atmosphere while you sit on a bench in your garden. If you want to have a unique water feature, then you can Read more [...] Read More

How to Tell if a Tree is Sick or Dying

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 30, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

How to Tell if a Tree is Sick or Dying
When you have trees on your commercial or residential property, you must understand if the trees are in the best condition. You should learn more about the most common diseases that occur to particular types of trees, helping you to find a treatment for the tree or understanding if it is unsalvageable. Here are some of the signs of tree problems and how you can cope with the different tree diseases. Anthracnose Anthracnose is the most common variety of tree disease, leading to spots on the leaves of a tree. The spots begin as brown discolorations but will darken to a black color in a few Read more [...] Read More

5 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden in Fall and Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 14, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

5 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden in Fall and Winter
You put in a lot of hard work this summer to ensure that your garden looks amazing. You shouldn’t let problems throughout the fall and winter interfere with your hard work. Here are five things you should prevent from happening to keep your garden looking great. Pruning Back Too Far Pruning is a great practice to keep the overgrowth of plants at bay. However, doing too much pruning can actually kill your plants. Even doing pruning at the wrong time of the year can have a detrimental effect on your garden. Do some research on the types of plants that you have to identify how to prune and Read more [...] Read More

4 Winter Pruning Tips for Maintaining Healthy Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 13, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Winter Pruning Tips for Maintaining Healthy Trees
While it may seem counter-intuitive, winter is often the best season to prune trees and bushes. Removing dead branches and thinning out live ones can help to ensure healthier trees while also encouraging a bigger spring bloom. A few helpful tips can help you to avoid any missteps which might hinder your efforts or even do harm to your trees and bushes. Knowing Which Plants to Prune Not every tree may require pruning. Removing branches and thinning out growth help the tree to make better use of its metabolic energy, especially during the winter when it becomes dormant. Identifying and selecting Read more [...] Read More

4 Landscaping Projects this Fall for Maintaining Curb Appeal

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 9, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Landscaping Projects this Fall for Maintaining Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a big deal for any residential property. If you want your home to be visually enticing, it needs maximum curb appeal. Remember, too, that enhancing your property's curb appeal can do a lot for its value. Better value can make selling your home a much more pleasant and swift process. There are all sorts of fall landscaping projects that can boost your home's curb appeal greatly. Go for Hardscapes The fall months are only the beginning of much cooler and colder temperatures. If you want to prepare your outdoor space for frigid temperatures, it may help to install hardscapes. Read more [...] Read More

Tips for Creating a Retaining Wall for Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Nov 1, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Tips for Creating a Retaining Wall for Your Garden
A retaining wall can add beauty as well as purpose to your yard. They are useful for making a larger area for walking, as well as for setting up a designated garden area with controlled and economical use of space. Installing a retaining wall can seem like an easy weekend project but there are some tricks that can help it to last longer. Here are some of the tips that you can utilize to get you started on this garden project. Select Your Location Take the time to plan out exactly where you want your retaining wall placed. The most common uses for adding in a retaining wall are to control Read more [...] Read More

Moving Earth and Stone—How to Renovate Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 31, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Moving Earth and Stone—How to Renovate Your Yard
Some people have a wonderfully manicured and well-kept yard they take great pride in. They spend hours each week working in it and spend even more time enjoying it with their family and friends. For other homeowners, their yard is an absolute disaster no one wants to spend time in or even look at. In fact, it may be such a disaster that minor adjustments are unlikely to make it more attractive or functional. To fix such a yard, you’ll need a more substantial overhaul. You’ll need to perform a yard renovation. Dig Up the Earth In certain cases, a lawn is past saving. The top layers of Read more [...] Read More

Harboring Arborist: 4 Tips to Help Winterize Your Trees

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 30, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Harboring Arborist: 4 Tips to Help Winterize Your Trees
Frigid temperatures and heavy storms can wreak havoc on your trees, and you might end up dealing with some major problems next spring if you don’t plan ahead. Luckily, with a little bit of preventative maintenance and some inexpensive products, you should be able to keep your trees safe and healthy during the coldest months of the year. Insulate As an amateur arborist, one of your most important jobs is insulating the roots of younger trees. Mature trees should be fine throughout the winter, but younger trees might die off if the roots get too cold. The easiest way to insulate the roots Read more [...] Read More

Changing Seasons: 4 Ways to Switch up Your Landscaping for Fall

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 27, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Changing Seasons: 4 Ways to Switch up Your Landscaping for Fall
Summer is fading and fall is creeping in on us. The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler, and leaves are changing color and drifting to the ground. For many, this is an amazing time of the year, and it also means that yard maintenance is drawing to a close. It’s important to realize that even though you don’t have to do the same amount of work on your landscaping in the fall as you did in the summer, that doesn’t mean you are completely free from doing work. Below are some of the ways to switch up your landscaping for fall. Plant the Spring Bulbs Now is the time to get Read more [...] Read More

4 Essential Steps in Rehauling Your Yard Before Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 23, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Essential Steps in Rehauling Your Yard Before Winter
Having a nice and healthy lawn is a great way to improve curb appeal and property value and to allow you to enjoy your home. Most people are aware that there is a lot of work that needs to be done each spring and summer to ensure that your lawn is healthy. However, there is actually a lot of work that needs to be done prior to winter that will help to protect your lawn during the cold season. Fertilize and Aerate Another important task that you need to do is to fertilize and aerate your lawn before winter. This process will help your lawn breathe during the cold months and will give it the Read more [...] Read More

Why Using Natural Fertilizers Is Better for Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 11, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Why Using Natural Fertilizers Is Better for Your Garden
There are many benefits of using natural fertilizers, and one of the most important is that they are often better for the environment. There are also other reasons that using natural fertilizers is the right decision. Here are just a few of the reasons that using natural fertilizers is better for the long-term health of your garden. Surface Residue The major problem with using inorganic fertilizers is the fact that they tend to leave a white crust on the surface of the soil. This is the buildup of the components of the fertilizer itself. While you can easily see that you’ve fertilized your Read more [...] Read More

A Slice of Paradise—A Simple Guide to Garden Decoration

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 11, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

A Slice of Paradise—A Simple Guide to Garden Decoration
Decorating your garden can be one of the most exciting home projects for you to look forward to. Not only do you have the chance to let your creativity shine, you can also cultivate an environment that will grow and thrive on its own. If you are not sure where to begin, follow some of these easy tips and see what a difference you can make in your garden. Use Ornaments like Furnishings There are many natural ornaments that you can use to showcase your garden’s unique style. One of the most creative ways for anybody to decorate is to work with hanging elements like bird-feeders, wind-chimes, Read more [...] Read More

Want to Add Trees to Your Yard? How to Choose the Right Species

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Oct 6, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Want to Add Trees to Your Yard? How to Choose the Right Species
Part of the satisfaction of having your own property is that you can landscape the accompanying yard to suit your taste. That includes planting trees. Since you and your neighbors will probably have to live with the trees for years, if not decades, you need to choose the right trees and plant them in the right places. You neighbor will not appreciate it if you plant trees that overshadow a lot of their property or drop branches on it. Other considerations include the following: Climate While you can keep a seedling or even a sapling indoors, sooner or later you will have to plant your tree Read more [...] Read More
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