Garden cleanup: what to do now

Garden cleanup: what to do now

October is a great time to clean up your garden and landscape. You can take a number of steps now that will help make your plants healthier and your yard easier to care for next year. Garden cleanup 1: Leaves on your lawn  Leaves, especially wet leaves, can thin your...
Video tips for fall lawn care

Video tips for fall lawn care

Fall is a great time to give your lawn extra care. Aeration and overseeding will help the lawn recover from the hot, dry summer. Fertilizing in fall will help your lawn to develop deep roots over the winter. That means less drought stress next year. Also, now is a...
Plant in fall for less stress, better growth

Plant in fall for less stress, better growth

Fall is great time to choose new trees, shrubs and perennials and put them in the ground. There are several reasons to plant in fall instead of spring. Many people plant in late spring and summer. However, plants that go into the ground then may not look as good...
Northwest Harvest food drive underway, donations welcome

Northwest Harvest food drive underway, donations welcome

Please join us in supporting Northwest Harvest. If you are an In Harmony service client, we will call you this fall to remind you to leave out non-perishable food. Our technicians will pick it up on a service visit, and we will deliver everything to the warehouse. If...
Aerate, overseed to help lawn recover from drought

Aerate, overseed to help lawn recover from drought

This summer’s drought and hot temperatures have been tough on lawns. Take steps now to help your lawn recover. A lawn that is stressed is vulnerable to invasion by moss and weeds. You need to help your lawn redevelop its thickness and health, so it can...
Join annual City Fruit harvest

Join annual City Fruit harvest

Do you love apples, pears, plums and other tree fruit? Now is your chance to help get that fruit off the tree and to people who need it. Join the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest. Each year the nonprofit group City Fruit mobilizes volunteers to harvest fruit from...
Corn gluten helps drought-stressed lawns recover

Corn gluten helps drought-stressed lawns recover

We are now applying corn gluten to the lawns of our lawn care clients. Corn gluten is an all-natural fertilizer made from a by-product of the corn milling process. It is very beneficial for dormant and drought-stressed lawns. When used properly, corn gluten can...
Powdery mildew: what to do

Powdery mildew: what to do

Powdery mildew is a common disease in western Washington. Late summer and fall are prime times for powdery mildew to show up. The disease does best when damp nights are followed by warm, sunny days. There are many different species of powdery mildew, and each species...
Managing spider mites

Managing spider mites

Hot, dry weather is tough on plants. Plants under water stress are highly susceptible to pest damage. A common pest in landscapes and gardens is spider mites. Spider mites damage plants by sucking juice from the underside of leaves. Unfortunately, they are often not...
How to prune in summer: Laceleaf Japanese maple

How to prune in summer: Laceleaf Japanese maple

This video explains and shows the steps to properly prune a laceleaf Japanese maple in summer. Many of the principles also apply to other trees and shrubs. Meet our expert pruning staff and watch them prune a maple tree–in fast motion. We are currently...
Look to sea kelp for garden help

Look to sea kelp for garden help

Kelp, a plant from the sea, is a great way to improve your land-based garden. The ocean’s garden contains many elements that terrestrial plants require to flourish. Sea kelp can contain more than 70 vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential to the health of a...
Gardening with children

Gardening with children

In today’s online world, it can be tough to get your children away from their screens. Your garden is a great place to have fun with your kids. They get a chance to get dirty. And you get a chance to teach them about food, flowers, bugs and more. Activities...
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