Cedar Vs. Composite: Decking

November 28, 2018

In the Pacific Northwest, with our long summer days and mild temperatures, having an outdoor area in which to read or entertain is a gift. One way to greatly expand your options for living space is to add a deck to your home.  Once the decision has been made to add a deck the next […]

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Evenings By the Outdoor Fire

September 21, 2018

Summer has drawn to a close here in the Pacific Northwest, but that does not mean we are ready to head indoors!  Living in a temperate region, we often welcome lovely early autumns.  The peace of a crisp evening, a warm beverage, perhaps a s’more or two, and the warm glow of a fire is […]

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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.

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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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