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Hardscape Design: The Bones of Landscaping

Pathways, stairs, walls, decks, patios, and driveways are the bones of an outdoor landscape.  Outdoor design depends on these elements to create a successful and usable space. Hardscapes, plants, and trees are complementary design elements that create outdoor spaces...

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Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces

Creative outdoor spaces, such as patios and porches, are excellent ways to create relaxing living spaces in both big and small areas. Patios also elevate a basic backyard into an entertainment destination spot, perfect for family and friends to gather.  Outdoor living...

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Spring Cleanup Checklist

Spring is just around the corner and good planning and maintenance in spring will create less work and more enjoyment in summer. Here is a quick checklist of things to do in spring so that your summer yard will look fabulous.   Prune back any dead and damaged...

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Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Experience gardeners and landscapers have some tricks of the trade that keeps their yards or gardens looking good throughout the year.  Here are some easy expert tips of what to avoid when planning and planting and how to keep everything looking lush and healthy....

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Artificial Turf: What You Need to Know

Artificial turf has come a long way in recent years. The newest artificial turf products look and feel natural and come in a large variety of styles for lots of different applications. Artificial grass is made to look like various grass species and has a backing that...

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Hiring a Landscape Contractor

With the summer sun often comes the decision to renovate the yard.  In the often rainy Northwest, time outdoors is precious and we all want to spend that time enjoying and relaxing and barbecuing.  Renovating the yard to build maximum enjoyment into your home space...

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Side Yard Solutions

Side yards can sometimes feel like wasted space but with a little planning and effort side yards can become a private oasis or a useful addition to your home. There are lots of options for creating a little side yard paradise.   Here are some tips to make the...

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Ways to Create Privacy

Wandering eyes and noise pollution are a problem when you are trying to enjoy a little outdoor time. Now that the rainy season is here in the Pacific Northwest most of us don’t think about our outdoor spaces but now is the best time to start planning for next year. ...

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Trends in Landscaping for 2019

Even landscaping has its trends. Styles come and go in fashion (hello, big 80s hair) and interior design (avocado carpet, anyone?) and landscapes are no different. Every region has its own trends depending on weather, soil, and plants that thrive in the area but there...

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Dog-Friendly Yards

Pets are an important part of our lives.  They bring joy and smiles. But they can also bring frustration and mud as they play, dig, and live their lives in our yards.  Here are some ways to create a dog-friendly yard that both you and your furry friends can enjoy. Add...

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Fall Lighting

It is that time of year again, the time when it seems that the days revolve around dark, darker and darkest. For months we arrive home after dark and leave before light. It is sometimes difficult to imagine creating something beautiful from the darkness,...

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Atlas Cedar Fungus Solution

Does your Blue Atlas have a fungus? Atlas Cedar fungus is a silent menace that can destroy your beautiful landscape trees. Know the signs and fight back. Is your Blue Atlas Cedar turning pink rather than blue? By mid-May is your once beautiful Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar...

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