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4 Ways to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Garden

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 15, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

4 Ways to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Garden
When it comes to gardening, you can totally judge a book by its cover. A healthy garden is green, lively, and absolutely gorgeous. Try these four simple tips to help your garden grow into something beautiful. Give Plants Plenty of Space Plants need room to grow. The exact amount differs based on the species, but you should generally plan for there to be at least 18 to 30 inches between the bases of each large plant. Remember to think about how tall and wide the plant will grow and how extensive the root system will be. If you’ve already planted your seedlings too close together, wait Read more [...] Read More

5 Backyard Features to Look for in a New Home

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 11, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

5 Backyard Features to Look for in a New Home
When you are shopping for a new home, make sure to consider the backyards of the properties. Modern backyards have features that can make the areas easier to use for entertaining or relaxing. Here are five backyard features to look for at residential properties. In-ground Swimming Pool If you want to have a great place for parties in your backyard, then look for a property that has an in-ground swimming pool. With this item, you can enjoy an easy way to exercise in warm water at your own home. Throughout the summer, you can have fun pool parties with your relatives and friends. Rather than spending Read more [...] Read More

Commercial Gardening: How to Keep Your Crops Healthy

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Jan 10, 2020 in Press | 0 comments

Commercial Gardening: How to Keep Your Crops Healthy
When you have a commercial garden, you must keep the land and plants healthy so that you can grow the best produce for your customers. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to have a productive and healthy commercial garden. Consider these important tips for growing the tastiest fruits and vegetables. Choose the Best Seeds or Seedlings for a Commercial Garden You must find the best seeds or seedlings for a commercial garden to have a plentiful harvest of produce. In addition, you should select seedlings or seeds that aren’t contaminated with any pathogens that can infest the other plants Read more [...] Read More

Landscaping Your Lawn? Here’s 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 29, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Landscaping Your Lawn? Here’s 4 Things to Consider
Are you looking to landscape your lawn? Whether you’re starting from scratch or remodeling your existing lawn, a landscaping upgrade can add both beauty and value to your home. However, a lawn makeover is no simple task even if you’re hiring professionals to do the dirty work. Here are four things you need to consider when landscaping your lawn if you want to avoid costly mistakes. Aesthetics The design and look of your lawn are the first things to think about when beginning a landscaping project, so make sure your landscaping plans take into account the exterior features of your home. Read more [...] Read More

Clearing Your Land? How to Prep for Spring Planting

Posted by Global Garden Friends on Dec 28, 2019 in Press | 0 comments

Clearing Your Land? How to Prep for Spring Planting
If you plan on growing any plants next spring, then you need to start getting your soil ready as soon as possible. The steps that you take in the weeks leading up to the first frost of the season are going to have a huge impact on your yield the following year.   Clear the Land The very first step in this process is clearing away all unwanted debris from the land that you will be using next spring. While you might be able to clear a small garden by hand, this job is going to be much easier with equipment like a grapple bucket. That type of attachment could end up saving you hundreds Read more [...] Read More

4 Fencing Types to Consider for Your Home Garden

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

4 Fencing Types to Consider for Your Home Garden
There are plenty of reasons you may decide to put a fence around your home garden. Maybe it’s close to a walkway and you’re afraid that visitors will step all over it—maybe you live in an area with critters who like snacking on your flowers. Whatever the reason, the first and most crucial step is deciding what you’re going to build the fence out of. PVC Piping This is one of the cheapest options you’ll encounter in your search for fencing materials. PVC pipes are a common substitute for pricier components like wood or iron, available at nearly any hardware store and designed for Read more [...] Read More

How to Protect Young Trees During the Winter

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

How to Protect Young Trees During the Winter
Freezing temperatures and heavy snowstorms can wreak havoc on your plants, and even established trees could die off if you aren’t careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some inexpensive supplies, you should be able to protect your trees from extreme weather patterns. Here are 4 easy ways to protect young trees during the winter. Stake the Trees If you live in an area that gets high winds or quite a bit of snow, then you should consider staking your trees. While most mature trees don’t need to be staked, some of the younger saplings could die off if they lean over too much. Read more [...] Read More

3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Garden Come Springtime

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

3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Garden Come Springtime
Productive gardening requires that you plan ahead to provide the best conditions for your plants to thrive. The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean your tasks are over. A few measures can provide healthier soil and better growing conditions for the next season. These actions can help your spring plantings to get off to a good start. Here are three easy steps you can take to ensure a healthy, productive garden for the coming year. Clean Up Garden Areas Avoid leaving the remains of your previous season in the soil. Remove dead plants, leaves and debris from garden beds to prevent insects and Read more [...] Read More

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
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