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Perennial Care


A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Most perennials bloom over the spring and summer, die back every fall and winter and then return in the spring from their rootstock. Here’s how to make sure your perennials pop! Watering Perennials There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for watering perennials. Some varieties tolerate…

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Preparing for Fall: Late August

Summer may be wrapping up but there’s still plenty you can do before we return to months of rain. Here’s a few things you can do to keep your garden fresh. Plant Plant annuals. With a couple of months of nice weather still ahead, you can plant annual flowers for a good, long show. Cloeus…

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New Lawn Care

You’re the proud owner of a brand-new lawn. Congratulations! In the next few weeks with proper maintenance, the installation will be a success and the lawn will serve as a great space for years to come. Some General Notes Make sure to stay off the lawn as much as possible during the establishment period. It’s…

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Watering Your Garden

Watering your plants may seem unnecessary in a city known for its rain. While a good rain (one inch or more) is equivalent to one watering, correct watering is the single most important factor in establishing new plantings, so it’s important to do it right. What many people don’t realize is that excessive watering is…

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Cedar Vs. Composite: Decking

In the Pacific Northwest, with our long summer days and mild temperatures, having an outdoor area in which to read or entertain is a gift. One way to greatly expand your options for living space is to add a deck to your home.  Once the decision has been made to add a deck the next…

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Evenings By the Outdoor Fire

Summer has drawn to a close here in the Pacific Northwest, but that does not mean we are ready to head indoors!  Living in a temperate region, we often welcome lovely early autumns.  The peace of a crisp evening, a warm beverage, perhaps a s’more or two, and the warm glow of a fire is…

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7 Ways to Keep Weeds from Taking Over Your Garden

Along with the beautiful, long, and sunny days of summer, come a few less than welcome guests: weeds. Taking care of them can be a daunting task. If you’ve ever tried pulling weeds out of planting beds or the lawn, you will know that they have decidedly earned their name. Removing them can feel like…

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