While we all know about some of the more common beneficial insects for our gardens (lady bugs, praying mantis’, lace wing flies, etc), there are many other insects that you can introduce into your garden that will help promote a healthy ecosystem and keep out the unwanted pests. If you’re trying to take a more… Read more >
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Did you know that you can prune your perennials to help delay or prolong the blooming period on them? A technique called preemptive pruning will help you achieve this effect. Delaying the flowering of your perennials with preemptive pruning can be useful if you have a party or event coming up that you want your… Read more >
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It does nothing but rain in the Northwest…not so We are starting to see a break in the rain finally, and before we know it summer will be here (fingers crossed). If you’ve ever spent a summer as a slave to your hose trying to keep your garden watered, you know that it does not… Read more >
Around this time of year when we get a lot of rainfall, we start getting many questions about mushrooms growing in lawns. While mushrooms are sometimes seen as an eyesore, they actually aren’t cause for alarm and can be a sign of a healthy lawn. Why do mushrooms appear? Mushrooms will appear in your lawn for… Read more >
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In our last blog about creating habitat for birds we talked about the steps we can take to make a healthy and sustainable northwest garden where birds and other wildlife will thrive. Not only does the design of your landscape effect whether we have birds in our backyard, but the plant choices we make can… Read more >
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