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Ornamental Look: 4 Design Ideas for Your Backyard and Garden

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

Curb appeal is a big deal when it comes to having a nice looking home. Whether you’re thinking about landscaping out front or how to improve the backyard, there are some great options that appeal both practically and aesthetically simultaneously. Perennial Plants Perennial plants are the perfect choice for a minimal effort garden that’s rewarding. Once established, they come back year after year. Depending on your landscaping tastes, there are all kinds of plants that are right for everyone. Choose between shrubs, flowers, and trees of varying shapes, sizes, and colors. Perennials are Read more [...]

4 Steps in Creating Your Own Raised Garden in Your Yard

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

If you have recently decided to try your hand at gardening, then you might want to consider building a raised garden bed. In addition to being incredibly efficient, raised gardens are also relatively easy to build as long as you come up with a solid plan. Determine the Location and Orientation The location and orientation of your garden is going to have a huge impact on your plants. As a general rule, you want to put your garden in an area that gets at least five or six hours of continuous sunlight per day. That being said, your garden might only need three or four hours of sun every day Read more [...]

Fall Leaves: How to Prep Your Yard and Garden for Winter

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 15, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

It can be lovely to have a garden that looks incredible during the warmer summer months. It can be equally lovely to have one that shines throughout the rest of the year, too. You don’t want your garden or yard to be an eyesore during the autumn and winter seasons. If you want to get your outdoor space completely and totally ready for colder winter temperatures, then you should look into these preparation channels as soon as possible. Clear Away Deteriorating Plants If you spot any plants that are dying, dead, or deteriorating, then you need to take care of them prior to the colder season Read more [...]

4 Cheery Bugs That Actually Help Your Garden

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

You may be concerned about having bugs in your garden, but you might be surprised to know that certain types of bugs are actually good for the growth of vegetation. Some of these good bugs feed on other bugs that are known to devastate crops and plant life. Here are four cheery bugs that actually help your garden. Ladybugs These beetle-like bugs with red- or orange-colored backs with black polka dots feed on aphids, which wreak havoc on gardens by eating plants and transmitting viruses to vegetation. According to HGTV.com, a single adult ladybug can eat hundreds of aphids a day and possibly Read more [...]

How to Make a Grand Garden in a Small Space

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

Even with a small space, you can still create a magnificent garden where you can grow a variety of plants and flowers. With some careful planning and creativity, you can transform a small area in your yard into the garden paradise of your dreams. Here are some of the best ways to make a grand garden in a small space. Create Raised Garden Layers Raised garden layers will let you utilize space better by having tiered layers that give a more visually grand experience in the same amount of space as a single layer. In order to create raised layers, earthmoving equipment hire can be arranged to help Read more [...]

4 Ways to Incorporate Lighting Design in Your Landscaping

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

Landscape design and exterior home renovations are a great way to improve curb appeal and boost the market value of a home. Clever ways to incorporate outdoor lights ensures that landscaped areas will continue to look their best once the sun goes down. The right lighting and illumination can beautify a lawn or help to ensure a safer outdoor environment. Illuminating Paths and Walkways A flood lamp is not always the best option for lighting an outdoor area. Accent lighting may be all that is required in order to illuminate a path, walkway or other hardscaped area. Smaller and more numerous Read more [...]

3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to a Green Lawn

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 5, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Though a deep green lawn that’s perfectly manicured is always in style, this ideal yard is not the most eco-friendly landscape option. When you consider all the water, fertilizer, and herbicide that must be used to keep a lawn looking perfect, the cost to the environment is quickly apparent. Fortunately, there are other options for landscaping that look great and are much easier on the environment. Here are a few options to help you get your creative juices flowing.   Creeping Plants If you still want your yard to be covered in plant life, creeping groundcover plants can be a great Read more [...]

How to Find the Best Homes for Avid Gardeners

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 26, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Garden enthusiasts need a home that will meet their needs. The best properties for these land lovers are ones with huge front yards and ample space for landscaping. Read on to learn more about the four types of homes every garden enthusiast should consider. Properties with Larger Yards Compared to apartments or townhomes with limited (if any) access to greenery and soil, properties with large yards offer new homeowners the best opportunity to garden. These types of homes have ample grass in the front, sides, and back. Ideally, homeowners will have enough space to start their new gardens anywhere Read more [...]

Gazebo in the Garden: How to Spice up Your Backyard Experience

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 26, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

While decks and patios are the most common backyard structures, installing a gazebo can give you the best of both worlds. Not only do gazebos provide overhead shelter, but they also create an ambiance that can’t be matched. You Have Plenty of Options With warm temperatures are the perfect time to consider installing an outdoor gazebo, so whether you’re going build project yourself or hire a professional contractor, there are numerous reasons to build a gazebo this year. When it comes to building a gazebo, there are a lot of options and materials to choose from. For example, just like Read more [...]

4 Eco-Friendly Water Sources for Your Garden and Yard

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Aug 25, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Keeping your yards and plants alive could require thousands of gallons of water per year, and that water usage is going to have a major impact on the environment. While there are some steps that you can take to make your plants hardier, you might also want to think about switching over to eco-friendly water sources. Rain Barrels Setting up a few rain barrels is very easy to do, and this simple project could provide you with hundreds of gallons of water per year. To install one of those systems, all you will need to do is place a few heavy plastic barrels near the ends of your rain gutters. Read more [...]
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