Plants for Shade Gardens

Plants for Shade Gardens

When many people picture lush landscapes, they imagine a sun-filled space full of colorful flowers and greenery. The shade garden, in contrast, is often seen as a peaceful, more subdued retreat. While shade gardens may not be ideal for growing veggies or a cutting...
Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

One of the least glamourous materials in the landscape may be landscape fabric. It’s cheap, ugly, and is useful in a variety of applications. Our clients sometimes ask us about installing landscape fabric as a weed prevention tool, and we discourage this. Why you...
Five Walkway Materials to Consider

Five Walkway Materials to Consider

Whether leading to your front door or meandering to a favorite bench, pathways can offer both function and beauty. These walkways can also be designed to fit your personal aesthetics and budget. In fact, function, budget, and aesthetics are the primary factors we...
Drought Tolerant Plants Get Thirsty Too

Drought Tolerant Plants Get Thirsty Too

With ever-warmer and drier summers, many of our clients request drought-tolerant planting plans. Saving water is a win-win, helping conserve natural resources and lower water bills. A typical drought-tolerant planting plan may include a mixture of Pacific Northwest...