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Is a Landscape Design Really Necessary?

It's that time of year again when people look outside their living room window and say, “Wow, our yard could really use some improvements!” Then the next thought usually is, “How do we know what we want and who will help me through the decision making process?”...

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Benefits of Using Mulch

With budding plants and the sun peeking through the grey more often these days, it’s easy to get excited about improving our yards. While sleek new paver patios and flashy flowers get most of the attention, now is also a great time to take care of some of those often...

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Maintaining your SYNLawn

Installing artificial grass can be a great choice if you want a grass-like surface that stays green, doesn't need watering, has excellent drainage, and is pet-friendly. Blessing Landscapes is an expert at installing the top-of-the-line SYNLawn brand of artificial...

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Spring & Summer Landscaping Tips

I'm sure everyone's excited for the summer, after the wild winter the Pacific Northwest has had this year. Here are some things you can do to get ready for the warm season. Clean Up Gather branches and stems and use them as future firewood, mulching material, or...

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Drainage Solutions

With an average of 40 inches of rainfall per year coupled with our notoriously heavy clay soil, drainage issues are a common occurrence in the Portland area. The accumulation of rain can lead to expensive problems: leaky basements, wet crawl spaces, soggy lawns,...

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10 Plants With Great Winter Color

Winter time in the Pacific Northwest isn't normally associated with colorful plants. Our yards are usually a combination of greens and browns. However, that doesn't have to be the rule. Make your yard stand out in the winter by incorporating some of these eye-catching...

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Invasive Weeds: Italian Arum

Does this handsome plant look familiar? At first, it might seem like a happy accident, with its lily-like flower, interesting foliage, and eye-catching berries sprouting out of nowhere - for free! But don't let it fool you. This plant is invasive in the PNW and could...

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Time to Design!

Winter is the best time to hire a landscape designer for several reasons. They are more available so can give you more attention. Landscapers are available to put bids together in a more timely manner.  Sometimes landscapers get so busy during the summer, you may have...

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