It’s time to water your trees!

It’s time to water your trees!

We are seeing signs of drought stress in many of our clients’ trees. Perhaps leaves have wilted, turned brown or dropped. Perhaps twigs, or even small branches, have dropped. Are you seeing these signs in any of your trees? The time to water your trees is now!...
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,...
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...
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...
Watering will help manage insect problems

Watering will help manage insect problems

If you have plants with insect problems, the worst action you can take is not watering the plants. Many insects only target weak plants. When a plant goes into any kind of stress, it has a different color. This sends a different vibration that is picked up by insects....
Smart watering: how much, when and how long to water

Smart watering: how much, when and how long to water

Our current warm, sunny weather is the beginning of the dry season. Your plants will need water throughout the summer. Here are some tips on smart ways to water. Water slowly and deeply for healthy plants.  The best practice is to water deeply and less often. Shallow,...
Measuring sprinkler output: one inch of water

Measuring sprinkler output: one inch of water

Do you know how much water your sprinkler is putting on your lawn? This video has step-by-step instructions to measure your sprinkler output. We recommend watering your lawn one inch each week. If you let your lawn go dormant in the summer, we recommend watering one...
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