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5 Ways to Make Landscaping Low-Maintenance

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

5 Ways to Make Landscaping Low-Maintenance
Keeping your lawn green may be tough on the hottest days. To avoid having to add a lot of water just to keep grass healthy, you can try changing out the grass or updating your sprinkler system. You can also skip the idea of a lawn and do something a little different to personalize your yard. Layer On the Mulch When laying out your planting beds, put down a layer of heavy-duty weed block before making the cuts necessary for your perennials. Once the perennials are in place, cover the weed block in a thick layer of mulch. Over time, organic mulches such as pine bark will break down and you Read more [...] Read More

How to Prepare Your Backyard for an Upcoming Party

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 15, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Prepare Your Backyard for an Upcoming Party
Having an outdoor party is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Whether it's for a birthday, an anniversary, or a weekend get-together, a backyard party is a beautiful idea. It can save you money, make the celebration more intimate, and be a refreshing change from the more traditional party. Look at all that space. It could be the ideal location, and it's conveniently located just outside your kitchen door. There is just one problem, your backyard is not ready. What do you do? Below are a few things you can do to get your yard ready on time. Fix the Lawn The first thing Read more [...] Read More

4 Materials You Might Think About Acquiring for Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 4, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

4 Materials You Might Think About Acquiring for Your Garden
Gardens are a beautiful way of allowing nature to calm and soothe the savage breast. Gardens consist of more than just flowers; they’re all about a variety of plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies, deer, rabbits, and other wildlife. Gardens represent nature's best. On the other hand, gardens could sometimes use different or innovative materials to jazz them up. You’ve seen gardens with paved paths around them, stones or pea gravel in them, and gardens with metal, concrete, or wood tables and chairs in them. What innovative materials could you put in your garden? Corten Steel Walls Ordinarily Read more [...] Read More

How to Create a Border Between Your Yard and Your Neighbor’s

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 3, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Create a Border Between Your Yard and Your Neighbor’s
Adjoining yards are continuously pretty. They form a problem, though, if one neighbor dislikes how the other mows his grass, waters the lawn, or allows scrub to grow. How does a neighbor distinguish between the scrub and his pristine lawn? With a border, of course. Plant a Hedge Decide what type of shrub you want to use as a hedge. With string and stakes, lay out the path or line you want the hedge to take. Plant the shrubs far enough on your side of the property that fully grown branches won’t impact your neighbor’s yard. Tips for Planting Hedges Remember these important things about Read more [...] Read More

Pests to Keep an Eye Out for in Your Garden This Fall

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 31, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Pests to Keep an Eye Out for in Your Garden This Fall
Planting fall crops is a great way to get more out of your garden and enjoy the flavors of plants that favor cooler weather. Although fall gardens experience fewer pests than spring gardens, it's important not to let your guard down because there are still a few bad bugs that can destroy your hard work. If you want to keep your harvest of carrots, alliums, cabbage, and other autumn vegetables safe, watch out for these four fall pests as the days grow cooler. Aphids You have probably already dealt with aphids in your spring garden, but they're no less of a pest in the fall. Aphids are sap-sucking Read more [...] Read More

Pouring a Garden Path? 4 Concrete Designs to Get Yourself Thinking

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 30, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Pouring a Garden Path? 4 Concrete Designs to Get Yourself Thinking
If you are thinking about creating a garden path, there are many different designs to choose from. You can have a customized path that will help your landscape look unique, or you could go with a straightforward concrete path that leads you to your beautiful outdoor space. The right path will depend on your unique taste. Choose a Concrete Path With Oversized Pavers If you can imagine your pathway looking like giant stepping stones, you may be interested in having concrete poured into oversized pavers. This look can give your garden path a fun and whimsical look. Curved Pathway You can have Read more [...] Read More

Advanced Lawn Maintenance Tips for Large Yards

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 29, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Advanced Lawn Maintenance Tips for Large Yards
When you have a large yard, lawn care becomes a massive project. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated. It just takes some planning, a good riding lawnmower, and the right tools to create a landscape to die for, one that everyone will admire but won’t take all day for you to perform lawn maintenance. The following landscaping tips can help you care for and mow extensive gardens in no time. Use Landscape Design Reduce the amount of lawn you have to mow by creating a landscape design that breaks your garden up into outdoor sections, sort of like rooms in a house with unique focal points Read more [...] Read More

4 Things to Watch for When House Hunting if a Nice Yard Is Important to You

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 25, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

4 Things to Watch for When House Hunting if a Nice Yard Is Important to You
When looking for your next home, you may want to keep in mind the potential for an attractive, usable outdoor lawn for leisure and entertaining. As you browse homes for sale, you might give a casual glance to the yard and think it looks fine. But there are other considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a property with a nice lawn. Size At first glance, a property you are browsing may appear to have an enormous lawn. It might look spacious and open, and you may assume it all belongs to the house that comes with it. But you need to check the property size on the real estate description. Read more [...] Read More

Home and Yard: 4 Ways to Create a Copacetic Design Scheme

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Home and Yard: 4 Ways to Create a Copacetic Design Scheme
Homeowners admire ascetically pleasing or copacetic landscape design. Homeowners wishing for such a yard design should know about the three main elements that govern pleasing landscape designs: form, line, and mass. Homeowners should work with the land instead of against it. You should consider the light and water needs of the plants, whether they need partial or full sunlight, as well as the plants' proximity to trees in the yard. Here are four ways to obtain such a pleasing landscape design. Ensure Movement Line is what makes the eye move around a room or around a landscape. A garden that Read more [...] Read More

5 Signs That You’ve Got an Underground Pipe Leaking in Your Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 16, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

5 Signs That You’ve Got an Underground Pipe Leaking in Your Yard
It's not easy for homeowners to really know if they have a leak in their underground pipes. However, knowing the common signs of this kind of leak is important to help prevent damage to your home. Here are five ways you can detect an underground pipe leak in your yard. Catching these signs early could prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your home. High Water Bills One of the first signs of a leaking underground pipe is higher water bills. A noticeable spike in your water bill when you haven't made any big changes in your water usage needs to be investigated. A pipe repair company, like Read more [...] Read More

Design Tips to Help You Create an Idyllic Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 31, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Design Tips to Help You Create an Idyllic Backyard
A beautiful, peaceful backyard is within easy reach. And, while your idea of an idyllic yard may vary from your neighbor's, the goal is to create an outdoor space that helps you and your family relax and enjoy each other's company. These ideas will help you create a backyard that truly lets you get away from it all. Clear the Clutter Although you may think of clutter as an indoor concept, your lawn can also have a less-than-tidy appearance. From toys to overgrown vegetation, it's the little things that can make your yard look disheveled and uninviting. Start by removing or burning dead leaves Read more [...] Read More

5 Needed Garden Tools to Maintain a Beautiful Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 31, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

5 Needed Garden Tools to Maintain a Beautiful Yard
There is so much inspiration to be found in the beauty of nature. Perhaps, American author Alice Sebold said it best: "I like gardening — it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself." You don't have to be a professional gardener to create gorgeous backyard scenery, but you do need the proper tools to clean up those flowerbeds and banish those pesky weeds. We have the perfect garden tools for summertime when "the livin' is easy." 1. Classic Pruning Shears Let's face it. Your shrubs and small trees will thank you after a neat haircut with a pair of classic pruning shears. Read more [...] Read More

Need to Refresh Your Home? 4 Landscaping Projects to Consider

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 26, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Need to Refresh Your Home? 4 Landscaping Projects to Consider
Your home is a showplace. The interiors have the right colors and warmth. Meanwhile, its exterior looks as fresh as the first day it was available for purchase. But what about the landscaping? Needless to say, your yard, flowers, and plants need a bit of sprucing up to match the home. You don't have to gut the entire space. Rather, make simple changes to alter its look. Here are four landscaping projects to consider to refresh the outside of your home. Xeriscape If you're frustrated with the constant care of your lawn then get rid of it, or at least a part of it, through xeriscaping. This Read more [...] Read More

Guide to Vegetable Garden Pests: Identification and Natural Control Tips

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 24, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

Guide to Vegetable Garden Pests: Identification and Natural Control Tips
For people who have vegetable gardens, pests are an unavoidable nuisance that needs to be dealt with as possible. Fighting with these insects can be stressful and draining, especially if you don’t know what you’re dealing with. Knowing your enemy is half the battle, and in that light, we want to acquaint you with some of the most common garden pests, as well as with reliable strategies to eliminate them in a natural fashion, so let’s start from the very top. Cabbage worms As the name implies, cabbage worms mainly attack cabbages, as well as similar plants from the same family, such as Read more [...] Read More

The Best Mulching Blades for Lawn Mowers in 2021

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 22, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

The Best Mulching Blades for Lawn Mowers in 2021
 Are mulching blades good for grass? What are the best mulch blades in 2021? Many lawn care enthusiasts swear by these tools and say they help create a better-looking lawn. So, let’s find out more about top-rated mulching blades! Having a good-looking lawn is a dream of every gardener. All you need is high-quality garden equipment and you are good to go! Mulching blades are among the most efficient tools that help create a healthy and beautiful lawn. So, what are mulching blades? These blades are used to cut finer grass clippings to decompose back into the grass. That's how mulching blades Read more [...] Read More

How to Get Your Garden Ready for Your Next Family Gathering

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jul 21, 2021 in Press | 0 comments

How to Get Your Garden Ready for Your Next Family Gathering
Preparing meals and sending out invitations are just part of the challenges associated with a family gathering in the backyard. You need to make the outdoor setting as comfortable for guests as possible, and the tips mentioned below can help you do just that. After all, your garden gathering should be something the family enjoys instead of an unkempt and unorganized space they dread. Thorough Cleaning Power washing your patio and various hard surfaces can give your garden more appeal and make it a perfect setting for a family gathering. While cleaning, it is best to check for mildew, fungus, Read more [...] Read More
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