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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

New Work Wednesday

August 21, 2017

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

Read More

New Work Wednesday

August 7, 2017

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

New Work: Textures

June 5, 2017

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

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
Comments are closed.