Corten Steel Planters

What are Corten Steel Planters? CORE-TEN is a trademarked name now used to refer to a variety of weathering steels. But why would you want a planter that weathers?  The advantage of Corten steel is that after the outside rusts it forms a seal that protects the rest of the metal – sort of like…

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Synthetic Grass vs Real Lawn: Which is Right For My Seattle Yard?

Pacifica Landscapes - a leading landscape architecture design and installation firm located in Seattle - showcases some of their recent signature projects in the Wallingford, U-District and Ravenna neighborhoods of Seattle. Seattle Architectural Photography ©2017 Ari Shapiro - AShapiroStudios.com

Synthetic grass, also known as AstroTurf, is becoming increasingly popular. Initially a clunky product used for sports fields, it has become more functional and aesthetically pleasing, showing up in residential and commercial settings as traditional lawns have waned in popularity. But is it the right choice for your Pacific Northwest yard? Why go with synthetic…

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What to do in Your Seattle Garden in July

July is here. Now you can really start to see the benefits of your hard work flourish as your plants blossom and grow. Don’t get complacent, however. There’s still plenty of work to do to get ready for fall and to keep your garden healthy and disease-free. Harvest It’s important to stay on top of…

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Sun’s here! What to do in Your Seattle Garden for May

You made it! The days are getting longer and warmer. Summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to prepare to make the most of Seattle’s best-kept secret: summer sunshine. Planting the right things, readying your irrigation systems and keeping up with maintenance will make sure you’re ready to enjoy the long, warm…

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