Your Yard Needs a Rain Garden: Here’s Why

Your Yard Needs a Rain Garden: Here’s Why

Rain gardens are quickly becoming a common element in residential landscapes. In fact, in many cities, new developments are required by code to install rain gardens. They’re a great way to add an environmentally-friendly feature to your yard while also performing a...
6 Landscaping Techniques to Block Noise

6 Landscaping Techniques to Block Noise

One unpredictable part of owning property is knowing if you’ll have to deal with noisy neighbors or traffic. It can be very frustrating because noise issues are often something we can’t control.  However, there are some actions you can take to help mitigate unwanted...
Colorful Winter Landscape Planters

Colorful Winter Landscape Planters

Decorating with natural materials is a popular trend in the cool, dark months of winter.   This easy decorating method adds beauty and color to outdoor spaces throughout the holiday season. Many of us have large, attractive planters that house tropical or annual...
Crape Myrtles Provide Four Seasons of Beauty

Crape Myrtles Provide Four Seasons of Beauty

Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia) are beautiful small trees and shrubs all year with small glossy foliage, showy buds and blooms, great fall color, and attractive bark. Newer Crape myrtle varieties offer a wide palette of flower and foliage colors, with disease...
Extending the Outdoor Living Season

Extending the Outdoor Living Season

Your private outdoor space offers a safe place to relax and a welcome bit of freedom. Although the cooler, darker months are here, you don’t need to abandon your backyard. Extend the outdoor living season into fall and winter with these inviting elements. Covered...
Moss A Gardener’s Friend or Foe

Moss A Gardener’s Friend or Foe

When discussing a landscape design for a shaded garden space, a common question I get asked is “what should I do with all of this moss?”  As those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest know, moss has the potential to take over any space and cling to almost any...