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Best roses for the Pacific Northwest

Roses are popular shrubs in Pacific Northwest gardens, despite the challenges of growing them in our damp climate. If you would like to increase your success with roses, check out our blog posts on Tips for growing roses in western Washington and Choosing and growing roses in western Washington. They are among our most popular […]

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How to manage chafer beetles: what to do in March

The chafer beetle invasion The European chafer beetle is a serious lawn pest that is spreading and causing lots of problems throughout the Seattle area. The beetle was first spotted in Washington in 2008. “It’s just been exploding since we first found it,” Todd Murray, director of Washington State University’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center, […]

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It’s time to add mason bees!

March is the perfect time to add mason bees to your yard. These small, shy bees are a great way to increase your fruit harvest and encourage native flowers in your yard. They are called mason bees because they use clayey mud to build protective walls. Choose a warm, sunny day with little wind. Hang… […]

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Benefits of nature for your health

Taking time to enjoy nature is very beneficial to your health. You could spend time outdoors walking, gardening or just relaxing. You could be in your own landscape or another natural area. Bottom line: spending time in nature makes us both happier and healthier. Health and nature are closely connected. “There is strong evidence that… […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Mulch

Benefits of mulch Mulch is one of the best things you can do for your landscape. Mulch has many benefits throughout the year. Here are tips on the dos and don’ts of mulch. In winter, mulch insulates soil. This provides a warmer environment for earthworms, microbes and other beneficial organisms in the soil. Warm soil… […]

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Gardening books for winter reading

On these cold, wet winter days, it’s nice to curl up with a good book. If you’d like to dream about having a fabulous landscape and garden this year, you may want to choose one of these books for your next read. Pacific Northwest Month-by-Month Gardening calls itself “the definitive guide to successful gardening year-round […]

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Best wishes for a happier New Year!

2020 has been a tough year for all of us. From the pandemic to politics, from worries about health and finances to disruption of work and school patterns, from civil rights to emotional fights: whew! We are happy to say goodbye to 2020 and look ahead to 2021. We wish you a New Year that… […]

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Honor the winter solstice and sun’s rebirth

The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. This year, which has felt long and dark to many people, may be a good time to honor the solstice. The 2020 winter solstice is Monday, December 21. Here at In Harmony, we work to connect our practices and our clients’ landscapes… […]

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Visit a light show for holiday cheer

Are you looking for some cheer this holiday season? Visiting a local holiday light show could be a fun activity for your family. All of the events listed are taking steps to maintain a festive atmosphere while protecting everyone during the pandemic. WildLanterns November 13-January 17, 4:00-8:30 pm, Woodland Park Zoo. Discover a brand-new lantern […]

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Thank you! We greatly value our clients

This year Thanksgiving is likely to look a bit different from the usual holiday. We sincerely hope that your Thanksgiving includes delicious food, connections with family and friends (whether in person or virtually), leisure, and gratitude for life, love and health. What are you grateful for today? Each day brings an abundance of small blessings… […]

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