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...
Video tips: measuring how much water

Video tips: measuring how much water

How do you know how much water your lawn and landscape are getting? This video shows easy ways to tell if your plants are receiving too much or too little water. Use rain sensors and rain gauges to find out how much rain your landscape received. Use tuna cans to...
Plants that tolerate drought are winners

Plants that tolerate drought are winners

It’s been hot in the Seattle area–already. Will we have another extremely hot and dry summer like last year? Last year was outside the norm, but climate change is likely to mean more heat and less water in the summer. How much will you want to water your...
How to water for a healthy lawn

How to water for a healthy lawn

It’s going to be hot for the next several days. Time to think about watering your lawn. Did you know that HOW you water your lawn affects its overall health? This video has tips for smart watering to help you grow a lush, healthy lawn. It explains both how to...
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