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Green Thumb: 4 Tips for Starting Your First Garden This Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 21, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Green Thumb: 4 Tips for Starting Your First Garden This Spring
Starting your first garden can be daunting, challenging, exciting and rewarding. The following tips will get you through your first gardening season and many more. Soil Test The first step in gardening is to determine what kind of soil you are working with. Certain plants do well in acidic soils while others prefer alkaline. Water retention is another variable to consider. If you are interested in planting a vegetable garden then a soil test is essential. Soil tests determine if soil is healthy or if high amounts of metals or chemicals are present. Soil tests can be ordered through your local Read more [...] Read More

With the Pests Away, the Plants can Play! 5 Natural Gardening Tips

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

With the Pests Away, the Plants can Play! 5 Natural Gardening Tips
Gardens are a beloved pastime for many homeowners and nature enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the hard work you put into your garden can amount to destruction due to pests. Luckily, there are five natural ways that you can help your garden to flourish and remain virtually free of pests.   Natural Compost The plants in your garden need nutrients on a daily basis. They receive this from the soil in which you plant your garden. You have the option of purchasing soil that has been enriched with nutrients, but you run the risk of contaminating your garden with chemicals and other undesirable Read more [...] Read More

How to Start a Mushroom Garden You Can Harvest

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 12, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

How to Start a Mushroom Garden You Can Harvest
A mushroom garden is one way to save some money and ensure that you’re eating more organic products. Starting your own garden isn’t all that hard. Here are some of the steps that you’ll need to take in order to create your own harvestable mushroom garden. Find a Location Mushrooms aren’t like a lot of other plants in which they require sunlight in order to thrive. In fact, mushrooms like to grow in dark and dank places. This could be a variety of locations around your home, including underneath your kitchen sink. Selecting a location will depend on the amount of space that you want Read more [...] Read More

Instant Curb Appeal: 4 Fresh Spring Updates for Your Landscaping

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Mar 8, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Instant Curb Appeal: 4 Fresh Spring Updates for Your Landscaping
If you own a home, then you know how rewarding it is to have great curb appeal. It is the first impression people will have when they are walking by or pulling up for an event you are hosting. In addition, if you plan to sell the home soon it can fetch you a higher asking price. So here are four fresh spring updates you can consider this spring:   Fresh Sod One of the first things people notice about a home when they are seeing it is the grass. The lawn is going to determine the freshness and green appeal that your home has. Great landscaping can turn your sad looking grass into something Read more [...] Read More

Why You Should Keep Your Garden Separate from Your Lawn

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 24, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Why You Should Keep Your Garden Separate from Your Lawn
More and more people have embraced the benefits of a home garden, whether for the air-freshening benefits of the plants, the mental health benefits of a brightly colored spread of flowers, or for the easy access to freshly grown fruits and vegetables. Even if you just want a nice little flower patch or an herb garden, it’s important to ensure that your lawn and garden aren’t sharing borders. Whether you separate them with a walkway or just a half-foot strip of bordering, this article highlights four reasons why your garden and lawn need their own space. Different Watering Needs You may Read more [...] Read More

4 Simple Additions That Make Your Backyard Garden More Magical

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 20, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Simple Additions That Make Your Backyard Garden More Magical
A lovely outdoor space can enhance the atmosphere of your residential property overall. It can give you a feeling of accomplishment that’s unrivaled as well. If you want to invest in a backyard garden that’s entrancing and unforgettable, these basic and straightforward additions can work like a charm. They can transform your garden in a substantial way. Learn All about Decks Decks are basic outdoor additions that can achieve so much. The right deck can make your backyard look a lot more enticing and polished. You can pick between all kinds of sturdy deck materials. You can pick between Read more [...] Read More

How to Keep Termites in Your Compost Heap from Entering Your Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 12, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

How to Keep Termites in Your Compost Heap from  Entering Your Home
Termites are destructive and can eat away your home. You have options when it comes to keeping them out of your home even if you’ve noticed activity in your compost heap. Here are some of the things that you’ll need to do to protect your home. Remove Habitation Sources Dead wood, mulch, and siding that’s in contact with the soil provide a conduit for termites to get into your home. Remove these things from around the outside of your home in order to afford you some protection. Termites are looking for a good place to make a nest. All of these things within three feet of your home could Read more [...] Read More

Lawn a Little Lame? 4 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 11, 2019 in Press | 1 comment

Lawn a Little Lame? 4 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Backyard
It can be dispiriting to look at your backyard and see little to no signs of life. Your backyard should be a canvas that allows you to express yourself to your neighbors, friends, and family. If it's in need of a makeover, there are plenty of strategies to make that possible. Here are four simple ways to enhance your backyard. Plant a Garden Gardening was once a necessity for many families. Thanks to increased grocery access, it's become more of a hobby. However, it can be one of the most rewarding hobbies you take part in, and it can do wonders for enhancing the appeal of your backyard. Look Read more [...] Read More

Growing Eden: 3 Challenges of Maintaining a Luscious Backyard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Feb 10, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Growing Eden: 3 Challenges of Maintaining a Luscious Backyard
Everyone wants to have a luscious backyard that they can be proud of, but turning your yard into an outdoor getaway is easier said than done. Over the years, you might run into a wide variety of issues that leave you struggling with dying trees or yellow patches of grass. Here is a quick look at three common landscaping challenges and some steps that you can take to overcome them.   Pest Infestations No matter how much time and energy you spend trying to keep insects and rodents out of your yard, you will most likely deal with at least a few infestations over the years. Luckily, most Read more [...] Read More

Creating a Stylish Contemporary Garden

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

Creating a Stylish Contemporary Garden
Therapeutic properties of the great outdoors, particularly gardens with their lush greenery and colourful flowers are undeniable and people all over the world are embracing the idea of creating their own little piece of green heaven in the midst of a busy urban life. There’s a special bond between us humans and nature that leads to a relationship filled with clam, piece, patience and trust.  Creating your own masterpiece of a modern garden will give you a lot of personal satisfaction but it will demand your time and effort on a weekly basis. In return, it will teach you many useful lessons Read more [...] Read More

4 Tools and Materials to Get at a Discounted Price for Spring Gardening

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 20, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Tools and Materials to Get at a Discounted Price for Spring Gardening
Are you ready to start providing more fresh fruits and vegetables for your family? Is gardening something you plan to make a serious go of this year? Many items for gardening are easy to find at discounted prices. We talk about four things you can get cheap in this post. Seed Swaps The Spruce says many botanical gardens host seed meets where you can talk with other growers and trade seeds. Online gardening groups give you access to extra seeds other members want to share. You can join a flower club where buying gets you a discount or free pack of seeds. Harvesting new seeds from your first Read more [...] Read More

4 Beautiful Additions to Give Your Garden a Relaxing Vibe in the Spring

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 19, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Beautiful Additions to Give Your Garden a Relaxing Vibe in the Spring
There are all sorts of additions that you can complete in your garden that will give it more of a relaxing feel. Even in the winter months, you can be planning ahead for the spring. Here are some of the additions that you should add to your garden. Add a Water Feature A water feature for your garden can come in a variety of forms. You may decide that installing a pond with fish and water plants is the right decision or you may want to install a small fountain. This will of course depend on your budget and the size restrictions of your garden. Listening to the sound of running water can be Read more [...] Read More

How Landscaping Companies Protect Themselves and Their Employees

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

How Landscaping Companies Protect Themselves and Their Employees
There are lots of strategies when it comes to protecting your business and your employees. Some strategies are more conducive when it comes to the landscaping business. Here are some of the steps that you can take to protect your company and your employees. Understand Requirements of the Job Knowing the job and understanding the equipment that will be needed to complete the task works to your benefit. This may include you focusing on training efforts when it comes to your employees. They should have a firm grasp on what’s being asked of them. This will keep your customers happy as well Read more [...] Read More

Is it Safe to Trim Your Trees in the Winter? 4 Tips for Homeowners

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 3, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Is it Safe to Trim Your Trees in the Winter? 4 Tips for Homeowners
Many arborists advise that pruning during the dormant season is the best time to get it done. This is because it can lead to healthier trees during the spring. Here are some tips that you should use if you want to prune safely during the winter months. Consider Weather Conditions It’s best to wait until after the coldest part of the winter before you decide to move forward with your pruning activities. This is because a hard freeze can hurt the sensitive parts of the tree that were exposed. You want to have your trees thrive instead of having to waste energy healing from wounds that were Read more [...] Read More

Organic Gardening: How to Grow Healthy Flowers Herbs and Vegetables

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 28, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Organic Gardening: How to Grow Healthy Flowers Herbs and Vegetables
If you have a green thumb, organic gardening offers you an environmentally friendly way to grow your own flowers, herbs and vegetables. It’s important that you follow the right methodology when organic gardening to ensure that everything grows healthy. Here are a few tips to help you along in your organic gardening adventure.   Plant Crops Closely Together As Good Housekeeping explains, it’s best to grow vegetables, cutting flowers or any other crops that you plan to harvest closely together in areas of your garden where you won’t be stepping on so that weeds won’t grow in Read more [...] Read More

Stumped by Your Mature Tree? 4 Helpful Tips

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 26, 2018 in Press | 0 comments

Stumped by Your Mature Tree? 4 Helpful Tips
You may be like so many other people and not know how to care for your mature trees. For the most part, mature trees don't require as much care as younger trees, but there are still important steps you must take to ensure its longevity. Here are some of the things you'll want to consider when it comes to the long-term care and health of your older trees. Appropriate Amount of Watering The amount of water that's required for your mature trees will depend on your climate and the species of the tree. For example, shallow rooters are more likely to need frequent watering because of the fact that Read more [...] Read More
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