Garden Hack of the Month: Use A Rain Barrel

April 10, 2018

With our rainy spring weather hitting us in full force, many of us are probably in the mindset that we don’t need to worry so much about watering our plants right now. But what happens in the middle of July or August when the summer heat really sets in? While your plants might not need… Read more >

Where does your water go?

February 9, 2017

The warming weather has turned our frozen gardens into spongy goo again and has us thinking about drainage. The rain and melting snow can cause you to question: where should all of that water be going? Other than the giant puddle you formerly called your garden. Proper drainage is always important but in the winter… Read more >

How to Store and Use Rainwater

May 11, 2016

When it rains it pours. Why not capture it? After an unseasonably dry summer in the Northwest last year, we breathed a sign of relief when the rains returned to rejuvenate the earth and our gardens. The good news is that according to the Cascade Water Alliance, the reservoirs are back up to normal! If… Read more >

How do I improve the drainage in my yard?

April 3, 2015

Spring is so beautiful in the Northwest. As we watch our gardens awaken for spring we also welcome spring rains and Northwest drainage issues become much more evident. Storms become more frequent and the lower temperatures aren’t very conducive for evaporation. Areas with poor drainage struggle to recover after each storm. Proper drainage is very important in… Read more >

Rain Gardens Demystified: What is a rain garden and why should I have one in my landscape?

February 18, 2014

Rain garden – it’s a term we hear a lot lately, especially here in the Seattle area. However, if you’re like me you’ve probably asked yourself, “What exactly is a rain garden, is it attractive, and is it something I should consider for my own yard?” We wanted to share the “what, why’s and how’s”… Read more >