Synthetic Grass vs Real Lawn: Which is Right For My Seattle Yard?

Pacifica Landscapes - a leading landscape architecture design and installation firm located in Seattle - showcases some of their recent signature projects in the Wallingford, U-District and Ravenna neighborhoods of Seattle. Seattle Architectural Photography ©2017 Ari Shapiro - AShapiroStudios.com

Synthetic grass, also known as AstroTurf, is becoming increasingly popular. Initially a clunky product used for sports fields, it has become more functional and aesthetically pleasing, showing up in residential and commercial settings as traditional lawns have waned in popularity. But is it the right choice for your Pacific Northwest yard? Why go with synthetic…

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More Lawn or Ground Covers: What’s the Right Choice for Your Seattle Yard?

Sure, lawns are a mainstay of most yards. Their history and associations with luxury date back to the 18th century. But times have changed, and the classic suburbia aesthetic isn’t what it once was. Are lawns still the right call for your yard? What Actually is a Lawn? Despite how we often thing of it,…

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Spring Up Your Seattle Garden: What to do in March

Spring is here! It may not feel like it here in the Pacific Northwest, but the official first day of spring occurs after the spring equinox — around the end of the third week of March. As things begin to (slowly) warm up, you can start planting with the warmer seasons in mind and bring…

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What to do in Your Seattle Garden in July

July is here. Now you can really start to see the benefits of your hard work flourish as your plants blossom and grow. Don’t get complacent, however. There’s still plenty of work to do to get ready for fall and to keep your garden healthy and disease-free. Harvest It’s important to stay on top of…

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Gardening in Small Spaces

    Space can be extremely valuable in an urban environment.  We often do not have room for all the delightful features we want in a city lot, but with a little ingenuity and careful planning, you can expand landscaping possibilities for both vegetable gardening space and aesthetic landscaping. Here’s a few factors you might…

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Growing PNW Berries

The PNW is home to many edible native berries and small fruits. Integrating edibles into your planting plan is a wonderful way to increase your interaction with the landscape, feel more connected to the garden and enjoy a tasty snack! Encouraging children to join you in picking these berries is a great way to get…

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