Issues of Planting in the Winter

Issues of Planting in the Winter

Planting in winter has its challenges but rest assured, it’s okay to put a plant in the ground during the winter months. In fact, in some cases, it’s the best time. In the PNW, it rains A LOT in the winter. This natural watering schedule means you don’t have to...
Incorporating Focal Points Into Your Landscape Design

Incorporating Focal Points Into Your Landscape Design

As a landscape designer, I am always aware of focal points in the landscape, and how important they are to our outdoor experience. Focal points can be just about anything you can imagine. They are everywhere, and they have an impact on the quality of our lives. Like...
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...
Healthy Ways to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Healthy Ways to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Pollinators are essential to maintaining a healthy and productive garden. The invisible ecosystem in your garden is an under-appreciated treasure that requires attention and support. With the right native plants in your yard, you can help support the health and...
Autumn and Winter Landscaping Tips

Autumn and Winter Landscaping Tips

Fall and winter bring cozy mornings, chilly evenings, and lots of cheer and excitement for the holidays. The dry summer heat has faded away, leaves are falling, and autumn and winter decorations are appearing in homes and gardens. When the seasons change, so should...