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 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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  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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  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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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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  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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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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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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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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