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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...
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

It is estimated that one third of human food comes from plants that require pollinators to produce fruits and seeds. Thus, helping pollinators helps us all. Common pollinators include birds, bees, butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles. Around our gardens,...
Fabulous Native Trees and Shrubs

Fabulous Native Trees and Shrubs

Are you looking for plants on the lower end of the maintenance scale, that can thrive in our soggy winters and bone-dry summers, and handle clay soil? Look no further than these garden-worthy native plants, and cultivated varieties of native plants. Vine Maple (Acer...
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...
5 Problems With Sprinkler Systems

5 Problems With Sprinkler Systems

In-ground sprinklers are great, but there are a few things you should know if you are considering purchasing one or if you have one already. 1. Watering in the rain Have you ever drove by a yard when it is raining and the sprinklers are running? If you don’t...