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...
What does lime do for your lawn?

What does lime do for your lawn?

As our long-time clients know, our approach has always focused on building the health of the soil. If your lawn has weeds or is thin and patchy, improving soil health will help the lawn grow more thickly and crowd out weeds. It will also boost the lawn’s color....
How did your lawn do this summer?

How did your lawn do this summer?

This summer broke records (again) for heat and drought. How did your lawn fare? If your lawn is looking brown and unhealthy, give it some loving care. Fall rains are returning. Now is a good time to assess your lawn care practices and take steps to improve lawn...
Improving your lawn’s environmental impact

Improving your lawn’s environmental impact

Have you thought about the environmental impact of your lawn? Of all our lawns? According to research by NASA scientist Cristina Milesi, there is more acreage in lawns in the United Stations than in croplands. “Even conservatively,” Milesi says, “I estimate there are...
Summer lawn care: watering, mowing

Summer lawn care: watering, mowing

The month of May has been very dry in the Seattle area. If it doesn’t rain by May 31, we will tie 1992 for the driest May on record, with only 0.12 inches of rain. Perhaps summer has arrived here early. Here are some summer lawn care tips. Follow these tips to...
Tips for a beautiful and healthy lawn

Tips for a beautiful and healthy lawn

Last week we posted an infographic on essential lawn care tips. It’s a quick look at practices to do, and not to do, to have a beautiful and healthy lawn. This week we are providing more details to help you create a lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors....
Essential lawn care tips infographic

Essential lawn care tips infographic

Here is an infographic with quick tips to help you grow a healthy lawn. If you follow all of the “do’s” we guarantee you will have a healthy, lush lawn that will resist weeds, moss and insect pests. If you follow the “don’ts” . . ....
Yikes! Chafer beetle invades Washington

Yikes! Chafer beetle invades Washington

What is a chafer beetle? The European chafer beetle is a serious lawn pest. It was introduced to Washington state in 2015. Why should you care? Chafer beetle larvae feed on the roots of turf grass. Many animals find the larvae or grubs irresistible. This includes...
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...
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