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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...
Common Toxic Plants used in Pacific NW Landscaping

Common Toxic Plants used in Pacific NW Landscaping

You may be surprised how many of the landscape plants surrounding you in your yard are poisonous. Since they can’t run away from predators like animals do, plants rely on toxins, as well as thorns, spines and prickles, as a form of self-preservation. This is the...
Native Perennial Plants for Your Garden

Native Perennial Plants for Your Garden

These native plants are well adapted to our climate, and typically require less irrigation and pesticides in order to thrive in our wet winters and dry summers. Many of these flowering perennials benefit butterflies and birds. Consider incorporating some of these...
Gardening Palettes: Painting with Plants

Gardening Palettes: Painting with Plants

Designing a landscape can be a lot of fun, but it is also daunting for some people. One way to look at your yard is to think of it as a blank canvas, and the plants are your paints. Each variety of plant has their own unique feature and come in several different...
Drought Tolerant Plants Get Thirsty Too

Drought Tolerant Plants Get Thirsty Too

With ever-warmer and drier summers, many of our clients request drought-tolerant planting plans. Saving water is a win-win, helping conserve natural resources and lower water bills. A typical drought-tolerant planting plan may include a mixture of Pacific Northwest...