Celebrate Pollinator Week

Celebrate Pollinator Week

Next week, June 17-23, is Pollinator Week. Join others to celebrate pollinators in this annual national event. We love pollinators because they help flowers bloom and crops grow. Pollinators include bees, moths, wasps, butterflies, many insects and even bats. A third...
Design for a low-maintenance landscape

Design for a low-maintenance landscape

Do you spend too much time maintaining your garden and not enough time enjoying it? At In Harmony, we believe in designing and installing landscapes that will look good over the long term without requiring a lot of maintenance. A sustainable landscape is a beautiful...
7 tips for water-wise gardening

7 tips for water-wise gardening

It’s only May, and large parts of Washington are already in a drought. On Monday Governor Inslee announced that he is declaring a drought emergency for nearly half the state. The emergency is caused by low snowfall and a lower than average snowpack. Fortunately,...
Soil is alive

Soil is alive

At In Harmony, we talk a lot about building healthy soil. But what does that mean? Take a moment to consider: soil is alive. It is not just the dirt under your fingernails. Soil is teeming with tiny critters that work to keep plants healthy. Unfortunately, many urban...
Hot weather, time to water!

Hot weather, time to water!

Local temperatures could soar to record levels later this week. Seattle may be warmer than Phoenix, an unusual occurrence. Friday’s highs are forecast to be in the mid-80s F in Seattle and lower 80s F in Phoenix. It is time to water your landscape. Your lawn and...
New plants? Choose wisely and water well

New plants? Choose wisely and water well

In April and May, nurseries and plant sales are bursting with plants. From shrubs and trees to annuals and perennials, there are many gorgeous choices. As our summers get hotter and drier, it is worth seeking out plants that will thrive, once established, with little...
Add mulch now to reduce summer water needs

Add mulch now to reduce summer water needs

A thick layer of mulch is an effective way to reduce your plants’ water needs. A few inches of mulch insulates the soil and helps to keep it from drying out. As our summers get hotter and drier, mulch is increasingly important to help keep your plants and trees from...
Celebrate Earth Day this month

Celebrate Earth Day this month

Earth Day is Monday, April 22. It is a good reminder to all of us that our planet needs our help. The right time to take action to help our planet is today. Not tomorrow or next month or next year. Earth Day events  Many organizations sponsor events related to Earth...
Moles and lawn damage: what to do

Moles and lawn damage: what to do

Are you seeing signs of moles in your lawn? Many people struggle with these small but destructive animals. Here are some tips on how to manage moles in your yard. Mole hills and tunnels  Moles tunnel beneath the soil looking for food. In the process, they may create...
Mowing tips for a healthy lawn

Mowing tips for a healthy lawn

It’s spring weather, and people are starting to mow their lawns. Here are some mowing tips to help keep your lawn green and healthy this season. Grow your lawn longer.  2.5 to 3 inches is the ideal mowing height for most grass types. In early spring we recommend...
Long-term solutions to moss problems

Long-term solutions to moss problems

The warm, sunny weather this week has made us think about spring and summer. It’s time to take a stroll around the landscape and see how your plants are doing as the growth season starts. How does your lawn look? Has moss invaded after the tough winter? Moss...
Check out our YouTube channel

Check out our YouTube channel

Have you checked out the In Harmony YouTube channel? We have lots of videos with tips on how to take care of your landscape. If you haven’t visited us yet, what are you waiting for? We create and curate video content because we know YouTube is popular. How much...
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