Measuring sprinkler output: one inch of water

Measuring sprinkler output: one inch of water

Do you know how much water your sprinkler is putting on your lawn? This video has step-by-step instructions to measure your sprinkler output. We recommend watering your lawn one inch each week. If you let your lawn go dormant in the summer, we recommend watering one...
Tips for managing moss in lawns

Tips for managing moss in lawns

Moss is a problem for many homeowners. Here is an infographic with quick tips on how to manage moss in your lawn. Contact us for help with these solutions. We can fertilize, apply lime, fix drainage problems, aerate and overseed, prune trees, or design and install a...
Lace bugs in your garden

Lace bugs in your garden

Lace bugs are a problem pest in the Pacific Northwest. Our mild climate means cold weather is unlikely to kill off lace bug in any of its life stages. We wrote about lace bugs last summer. At the time we said you could reduce the problem by taking action in the...
How to manage moles in your lawn

How to manage moles in your lawn

Last May we published a blog post on how to manage moles in your yard. It was one of our most popular blog posts ever. It’s probably because many of you struggle with these small but destructive critters. We are posting it again as a public service to our...
Growing a cutting garden

Growing a cutting garden

We all enjoy the beauty and fragrance of flowers in our yard. If you also take pleasure in having flowers in your home, you may want to plant a cutting garden. Flowering plants give your garden an extra advantage: they attract beneficial insects. Beneficial insects,...
Spring mowing tips to keep your lawn healthy

Spring mowing tips to keep your lawn healthy

Did you notice that the grass in your lawn is growing rapidly? This spring’s wet weather has had a big impact on growth. The rain has also made it tough to mow, so your grass may be getting pretty long. This is a good time to review your mowing practices. They...
Earth Day: ways to help the planet

Earth Day: ways to help the planet

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22. Many local organizations are sponsoring events in honor of the day. Take a few hours to engage, learn and work to keep our planet healthy for the long term. Here are a few events to consider. Join people around the world for the March...
New exhibit connects bonsai trees with their native habitats

New exhibit connects bonsai trees with their native habitats

A new exhibit at the Pacific Bonsai Museum makes a direct link between bonsai trees and their wild habitats. The Natives exhibit displays each tree in front of a portrait of its native domain. Each display also includes other plants from the same environment. The show...
Managing red thread in lawns

Managing red thread in lawns

Have you seen yellow, brown or dead-looking patches in your lawn this spring? It may be infected with red thread. Our current wet weather pattern provides prime conditions for fungal diseases to sprout on grass and other plants. Overwatering and light, drizzly rains...
Early spring tree care

Early spring tree care

It’s spring, and delicate pink and white blossoms are appearing on many trees. Ah, the fragrance of a flowering cherry! Early spring is the time to prepare your trees for healthy growth this season. Get a head start on preventing pests and diseases on fruit...
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