How Efficient is Your Irrigation System?

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ― Ruth Stout Do you have an automated sprinkler system?  How much confidence do you have in its effectiveness, running cost and efficiency?  Is your system keeping your plants healthy...

Winter Projects

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America Here in Seattle, our gentle Winter climate allows us to install landscape elements year-round. If you have been...

What to do with Leaves?

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus Where are all these leaves coming from and will they ever stop? Autumn leaves are full of beauty while in their trees.  Even during their short, final flight of life there is plenty of intrigue....

Fall Care and Maintenance

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” [Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks Isn’t Fall in Seattle a beautiful time of year?  Sure, it’s getting dark too early and it’s...

Landscape Lighting Ideas

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   Let’s not let this wonderful endless Seattle summer fool us.  We are all appreciating the abundance of beautiful, sunny days, but we need to keep in mind that...