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What To Do In Your Pacific Northwest Garden For November: Brace For Frost

November is a quiet month in the garden. If you finished your fall clean up in the last months (see our last blog posts), you can look forward to a cozy winter after dealing with one last foe: frost. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts November 16 as the first frost of fall, but it can come…

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Five October Tasks To Prepare Your Pacific Northwest Garden For Winter

October is an important month in the garden. Now’s the time to buckle down and finish prepping for winter and spring. The work you do now will pay dividends and ensure you can stay cozy inside with the knowledge your garden is tucked in as well. Here are five key pieces of prepping your garden:…

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Changing Seasons: What Do in Your Seattle Garden for September

Don’t let the last gasps of Seattle summer fool you, the days are getting shorter and the turn of the seasons is here. September is a month of transitions. And while the lingering heat of summer may keep some plants going, it’s not too soon to start planning for the months to come. Maintain through…

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Warm Summer Nights

It’s a warm summer night, you fire up the barbeque in your backyard to grill some (vegan) burgers. The kids play nearby in the yard and then you all gather on your sheltered deck to enjoy dinner and the last of the sunlight. This idyllic image isn’t constrained to suburbia, you can make it a…

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Five things to do in your Pacific Northwest garden for August

You may want to savor the remaining days of valuable Seattle summer while they last, but time is ticking on and it’s important to keep up with your garden as we look ahead to the end of summer and the coming, colder months. Here’s some tips to make sure you make the most of your…

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Outdoor kitchen design in Matthews Beach

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it’s….time to head to an outdoor kitchen designed by Pacifica Landscapes. This job at a contemporary northwest home near Matthew’s Beach incorporated a refrigerator, a wood-fired Argentinian grill, and a propane pizza oven. Clients Marco and Jesse wanted to add a kitchen to their…

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Front-yard space in Magnolia

Here at Pacifica Landscapes we’re all about creating outdoor spaces you can use. So when Elli, one of our Magnolia clients, came to us about creating a space in her front yard she could enjoy with her family and neighbors, we knew just what to do. One of our designers worked with Elli to plan…

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Gardening in Small Spaces

    Space can be extremely valuable in an urban environment.  We often do not have room for all the delightful features we want in a city lot, but with a little ingenuity and careful planning, you can expand landscaping possibilities for both vegetable gardening space and aesthetic landscaping. Here’s a few factors you might…

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Growing PNW Berries

The PNW is home to many edible native berries and small fruits. Integrating edibles into your planting plan is a wonderful way to increase your interaction with the landscape, feel more connected to the garden and enjoy a tasty snack! Encouraging children to join you in picking these berries is a great way to get…

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Sustainable Gardening In Seattle and PNW

  The Use of Organic Supplements and Mulches Nutrient renewal is an essential element in having a happy, healthy landscape. We often forget that when we rake up those leaves in fall and keep wild animals from our gardens, that we are altering the environments natural way of replenishing nutrients in the soil. In order…

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Spring Container Gardening in Seattle

  Container Planting Design Colorful spring container plants can be a perfect way to announce the start of Spring! Planting containers with carefully chosen combinations is an easy way to spruce up your outdoor spaces. For existing containers start by clearing out any declining or undesired plants from last season and add some fresh new…

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Lawn Mowing in the Northwest

Northwest Lawn Care   Mowing is an important practice used for sustaining turf grass growth. Consistent and frequent mowing can help develop turf grass that is dense, of fine texture, more resistant to insects and diseases and more drought tolerant due to deeper root zones. Here are some answers to common questions about mowing: How…