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7 Ways to Keep Weeds from Taking Over Your Garden

July 30, 2018

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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Lawn Care! How natural lawn care can be simple and easy…

May 30, 2018

Pacifica Blog Post   LAWN CARE: The natural cycle of cold weather grasses in the PNW is to go dormant in summer. A year round green lawn is a social and cultural phenomenon, not a natural one, maintained through forcing growth with water and nitrogen. The desire for verdant green lawns probably stems from the […]

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New Work Wednesday

August 21, 2017

The mason is nearly finished with the patio and Victor, our carpenter, is starting the next stage.

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New Work Wednesday

August 7, 2017

A paver patio in progress.  Our craftsmen treat every job as if it is their own.

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Family Night at Swanson’s Nursery

July 17, 2017

What better way to spend a summer evening with family than Family Night at Swanson’s Nursery, next Thursday, August 17. Live music, food, and kid’s activities.  There will also be a prize drawing to benefit Whole Kids Foundation, providing school garden grants and nutrition education for schools. www.swansonsnursery.com

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New Work Wednesdays

July 3, 2017

A simple white and green palette against a hardwood screen works with the tile for a sophisticated urban courtyard

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Pick of the week: Perennial Garden

June 19, 2017

This perennial garden has been in several years and the grasses and sedums blend seamlessly with the woodland setting.

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New Work: Textures

June 5, 2017

We love textures- here the roughness of cedar against smooth Mexican beach pebbles and sand blasted concrete.

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Pick of the week: Lenten Rose

May 15, 2017

Helleborus orientalis as known as a “Lenten rose” is a late-winter blooming perennial that grows large, cup-shaped, rose like flowers. The flowers usually form 1-4 clusters on thick stems and can grow to be 1.5’ tall and have an 8-10 week long bloom period. Plant the Lenten rose near the patio or walkway or plant […]

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Pick of the week: New Zealand Flax

May 1, 2017

Phormium tenax also known as a ‘New Zealand flax’ is an evergreen that is grown for its attractive foliage. The flax grows sword-shaped, linear bright green leaves with red-orange stripes that can grow to be 3-9 feet long. Use as a focal point for the border or at lawn’s edge where the soil is moist […]

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