Lawn Care! How natural lawn care can be simple and easy…

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

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

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New Work Wednesday

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

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. www.swansonsnursery.com

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New Work Wednesdays

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

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

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

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Pick of the week: Lenten Rose

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…

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Pick of the week: New Zealand Flax

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…

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New Work: Firepit

The firepit is covered by come night fall this yard comes alive- a seat wall for sitting with a glass of wine, the firepit (pumped for gas) light up and the patio flows off of the back deck.

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