What To Do In The Garden In April

Spring Gardening in Seattle and the the PNW   By now we are more than happy to say goodbye to winter. With birds chirping, cherry blossoms blooming, and foliage buds emerging, we can’t help but to think of our gardens.  April is the month to start paying more attention to your landscape. Time to switch…

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Getting Ready For Spring

  As we start to approach warmer but rainier months, here are some tips to prep your garden for growth. Flower Garden Clean-up Remove and compost any dead annual plants that remain from winter. If you left perennials standing last fall, begin removing winter mulch and prune the plants to the ground once you start…

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Pacifica Landscapes Corona Virus Statement

Pacifica Landscapes coronavirus plans available Pacifica Landscapes Coronavirus Plan for 2020 Pacifica Landscapes Field Action Plan to Manage COVID-19 on Sites In these times of uncertainty we wanted to keep you abreast of our policies and procedures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. We are fortunate in that the majority of our work takes place…

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Attracting birds to the garden

  Visits from our feathered friends can be a delightful sight in the garden, especially in the dead of winter.  Putting out bird feeders or bird baths can allow us a quick glimpse into their busy lives but also helps them fuel up for a long migration or tough winter.  Regardless of how much love…

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Pacific Northwest Pollinator Plants

The term pollinator includes a variety of critters such as bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, birds and even bats. All play a critical role in maintaining healthy gardens and the larger ecosystem however due to the alarming decline in their populations there is an urgent need to create habitats that support all pollinators, but especially…

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Get Ready for Winter: November

As the main growing season ends, it’s time to do as much prep for next spring as possible. The more you can accomplish prior to winter, the sooner you can get going come spring. Putting the garden to bed means getting rid of any mess that may be around. This means cleaning up what’s left,…

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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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Ornamental Grass Care

There are two options to consider when maintaining ornamental grasses: cut them back prior to new growth or remove dead blades in spring to allow for new growth. While removing dead blades in the spring is self-explanatory, if you do decide to cut them back it’s important to understand which type of grass you’re cutting.…

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Tree and Shrub Planting & Transplanting

The most important thing to remember when thinking about planting and transplanting trees or shrubs is ‘right plant, right place.’ By this we mean that it is crucial to consider a plant’s light, water and drainage needs when deciding where to plant it in your garden. Not to worry though! A quick Google search will…

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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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