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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

4 Must-haves for A Gorgeous Greener Garden

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

4 Must-haves for A Gorgeous Greener Garden
When you love gardening, you will want to have a lush and green garden with productive vegetable plants, tasty herbs and beautiful flowers, so you should have or must do these things. Find Heirloom Seeds at Local or Online Stores Look for sources of heirloom seeds at online sites that collect these from other gardeners. It is possible to buy heirloom seeds, or alternatively, you can trade for the items. Heirloom seeds lead to sturdy and unique plants with large colorful blooms, beautiful green leaves and tasty produce. There are wonderful ways to use heirloom seeds in an organic or traditional Read more [...] Read More

4 Things You Can Do This Fall to Prepare for Next Spring’s Plants

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Sep 22, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

4 Things You Can Do This Fall to Prepare for Next Spring’s Plants
Winter is just around the corner, and while there’s plenty to enjoy about the fall, it can hurt your garden. While the fall weather is still beautiful, begin to prepare your garden for next spring. What you do in the fall can make a big difference in next year’s garden. Here are four important things you can do during the fall to get your garden ready for the spring growing season. Pull Out All of the Weeds Weeds are always an irritation, but don’t put off getting rid of them and let the weeds in your garden stay over the winter. Get them out of the garden now to prevent any weeds from Read more [...] Read More

Ornamental Look: 4 Design Ideas for Your Backyard and Garden

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

Ornamental Look: 4 Design Ideas for Your Backyard and Garden
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 [...] 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

4 Steps in Creating Your Own Raised Garden in Your Yard
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 [...] 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

Fall Leaves: How to Prep Your Yard and Garden for Winter
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 [...] Read More

4 Cheery Bugs That Actually Help Your Garden

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

4 Cheery Bugs That Actually Help Your Garden
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 [...] 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

How to Make a Grand Garden in a Small Space
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 [...] Read More

4 Ways to Incorporate Lighting Design in Your Landscaping

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

4 Ways to Incorporate Lighting Design in Your Landscaping
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 [...] Read More

3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to a Green Lawn

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

3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to a Green Lawn
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 [...] Read More

How to Find the Best Homes for Avid Gardeners

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

How to Find the Best Homes for Avid Gardeners
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 [...] 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

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

4 Eco-Friendly Water Sources for Your Garden and Yard
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 [...] Read More

4 Types of Hardscaping to Add for Increased Curb Appeal

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

4 Types of Hardscaping to Add for Increased Curb Appeal
Hardscapes break up monotonous lawns and uniform concrete pads. The best hardscapes are long-lived and low maintenance. Not only do hardscapes provide aesthetic value, but they are practical landscapes as well. Here are four types of hardscaping that increase curb appeal.   Pavers Paving stones are far more eye-catching than uniform, concrete driveways. When laid in patterns, flagstone, granite or other stone materials create a sense of texture and depth. In addition, pavers can last for up to one hundred years. The trick to a long-lasting flagstone path, driveway or patio is preparation. Read more [...] Read More
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