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Thank you for being our clients

Thanksgiving is a time when we think about gratitude. What are you grateful for? We are grateful for our wonderful clients. We thank you for trusting us with your landscapes. We know the last few years have been tough for many people. Thanks for sticking with us as we have worked to help both our […]

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What should you do with your leaves?

This time of year, leaves are falling off the trees and piling up around your yard. What should you do with your leaves? Leave them in your garden beds  A great strategy for garden beds is just to leave the leaves where they fall. They provide numerous benefits. Leaves provide important shelter for beneficial insects […]

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A landscape review will help your garden thrive next year

Would you like to have a healthier, thriving, more attractive garden next year? Fall is a great time to take stock of your landscape and make plans for the next growing season. Take a stroll around your yard and make an honest evaluation. What looks good? What looks sad or listless? Are there places where […]

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Join our food drive, donate to Northwest Harvest

We are really excited to be doing our food drive again this year after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Before that, we had sponsored a food drive every year since 2004. Over the years our generous clients have donated more than 20 tons of food! We thank you for helping to reduce hunger […]

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What to do in your landscape in September

The season is changing. Fall is in the air, and nighttime temperatures are cooler. Here are some things you may want to do in your landscape in September. Keep watering until it rains We have not seen much rain yet this month, with little or no rain predicted in the next week, and daytime temperatures […]

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How to garden as “abnormal” weather becomes normal

The climate is changing, with “normal” weather proving more elusive. This affects how we approach our landscapes. “Aberrant temperatures with searing heat and extended drought, or heavy wind and rain, crippling snowstorms and treacherous ice might just be our new normal,” said Lorene Edwards Forkner in a recent article in The Seattle Times. Forkner reports […]

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Water your lawn!

It is really hot this week. Don’t forget to water your lawn! Good watering practices are key to a healthy lawn that will naturally resist weeds, moss and insect pests. Bottom line: water your lawn slowly and deeply from May to October. Your lawn needs one to two inches of water per week, depending on site, […]

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Trees need water in summer

Many of us expect that our trees will be fine all summer without any additional water. However, this turns out not to be true, especially as our summers get hotter and drier. In recent years we have seen more signs of drought stress in our clients’ trees. Unlike smaller landscape plants, the effects of drought […]

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How to save water this summer

We are likely to have a hot, dry summer this year. According to the Washington State Climatologist, “The three-month outlook for July through September (JAS) is indicating higher chances of above normal temperatures across Washington State.” The state climatologist also says “There are higher chances of below normal JAS precipitation for western and north central […]

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Chafer beetles/June bugs: what to do

You may see European chafer beetles in your yard in June. Because they tend to be more visible this time of year, they are often called June bugs. Now is the time to take action to keep your lawn healthy and reduce potential damage from the beetles. What are chafer beetles and why should I […]

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