How To Topdress Your Lawn

Want to keep your lawn green and healthy but avoid chemical fertilizers? There’s a simple solution. Just as you can layer compost on to your garden beds to increase the soil quality, you can do the same with your lawn. It’s called topdressing. And just as applying compost to the garden beds builds soil structure…

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Privacy Screening: Back Yards and Side Yards

Whether you’re living in the heart of a city like Seattle or in the suburbs of Bellevue and the Eastside, privacy can be a commodity. Even without nosy neighbors, having the right amount of screening can make your yard feel like an urban oasis, free from neighbors looming overhead – a serene space far from…

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Concrete Patios: Resistant to Wear, Tear, and the Elements

Concrete is a highly durable material that can withstand the harsh weather conditions common in Washington State, including heavy rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. Concrete patios can withstand heavy foot traffic, extreme temperatures, and exposure to sunlight, rain, and snow. Additionally, concrete is less prone to cracking than other materials such as natural stone, and…

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Popular Patio Designs Used in Washington State Landscaping

Whether hosting an outdoor barbecue or relaxing in the sun, a patio can be a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Greater Seattle Area. Here are a few of the more popular types! Natural stone patios (see above) are popular in Washington State because they blend well with the natural surroundings of…

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Natural Stone Is a Durable and Long-Lasting Patio Material

Natural stone is a durable and long-lasting material that can withstand the harsh weather conditions that are common in Washington State. These stones are resistant to moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, and temperature fluctuations, making them an ideal choice for outdoor living spaces in this region. Natural stone patios are low-maintenance and easy to care for. They…

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Corten Steel Planters

What are Corten Steel Planters? CORE-TEN is a trademarked name now used to refer to a variety of weathering steels. But why would you want a planter that weathers?  The advantage of Corten steel is that after the outside rusts it forms a seal that protects the rest of the metal – sort of like…

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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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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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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 potting…

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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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