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Fall Landscape Cleanup and Winter Maintenance

Fall Landscape Cleanup and Winter Maintenance

As we enter the increasingly colder months during this fall season and await the coming winter with its shorter and evermore blustery days, striking colors start to emerge around us like a golden and crimson blanket covering our hills and valleys. No doubt the...
Combating Invasive Weeds

Combating Invasive Weeds

Weeds are the bane of many a gardener’s existence, and with the growth season underway, they can crop up in full force. We can help! Here are a few tips to reduce weeds in your yard. Fill up those planting beds! My personal strategy for combating weeds is to fill my...
How to Winterize Your Water Feature

How to Winterize Your Water Feature

Water features offer year-round enjoyment in the landscape, even in winter. Since the Portland area is blessed with fairly mild winters, very little is needed to protect your water feature from the elements. Except for hard freezes, you should be able to keep the...
How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems are great and relatively easy to maintain. However, if they are not prepared for freezing weather, pipes and heads can freeze and break resulting in costly repairs. Here’s how to prepare your sprinklers for winter Tools you’ll need: Air compressor...
Spring & Summer Landscaping Tips

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...
Winterizing Your Garden in Portland

Winterizing Your Garden in Portland

Your garden requires year-round attention so when it is time for your plants to flourish, they do. Winterizing your garden allows your plants to get the nutrients they need to last the cold winter months. It will also help your garden not contain, hopefully, as many...