It’s not too late for winter pruning

It’s not too late for winter pruning

Take time between rainstorms to walk around your yard and look at your trees and shrubs. Do you find ones that are growing too densely? Do you see crossing branches or branches? Do you see signs of damage or disease? Mid to late winter is an excellent time to prune....
Dormant oils help prevent insect damage

Dormant oils help prevent insect damage

Some unwanted insects and mites survive the winter on the bark of trees and shrubs. In Harmony applies dormant oils as needed in winter to manage these pests. We use dormant oils to control soft-bodied pests such as scales, mites and aphids. Oils are commonly used on...
Take time for both darkness and light

Take time for both darkness and light

The dark days of late December often bring a flurry of festive occasions. Social times and traditions may bring light and joy to our lives. In the midst of our busy days, it is also worth honoring the shortest day and the return of the light. Both darkness and light...
Winter pruning: scheduling now

Winter pruning: scheduling now

Winter is a great time to do structural pruning. Since the leaves are gone, you can easily see the plant’s branching structure. It is also easier to detect damaged and diseased branches. The plants are dormant, so diseases and insects that can invade pruning...
Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you to our clients! We greatly appreciate your business and thank you for trusting us with your landscapes. And we also thank you for being our partners in building a healthier planet one landscape at a time. Here is an Iroquois prayer of thanksgiving. We like...
Mushrooms sprouting in lawn or garden?

Mushrooms sprouting in lawn or garden?

At this time of year, clients often ask us about mushrooms that have sprouted in their lawn or garden beds. Since this is a common problem, we are updating and reposting a blog post from last year. Should you be concerned? In most cases, the mushrooms are completely...
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...
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