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…

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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

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 outdoors and we have no need to come in direct contact with our clients and their families. This is allowing us…

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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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