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...
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...
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...
Time to water! Check out our watering resources

Time to water! Check out our watering resources

Hot weather is predicted over the next week. Don’t forget to water! Over the past few summers we have seen an increasing amount of drought stress in our clients’ landscapes. We are sad to see plants suffer from lack of water. As our summers get hotter and...
Landscape design for people and the planet

Landscape design for people and the planet

Have you thought about making changes to your landscape to make it more usable and easier to care for? In our latest video, In Harmony landscape manager Vince Mack outlines our landscape design and installation philosophy, and you can see photos of many of our...
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...
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...
How to prune in summer: Laceleaf Japanese maple

How to prune in summer: Laceleaf Japanese maple

Meet our expert tree and shrub pruning staff and watch them prune a maple tree—in fast motion. This video explains and shows the steps to properly prune a laceleaf Japanese maple in summer. Many of the principles demonstrated in the video also apply to pruning other...
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