Before, During, and After Sheet Mulching Garden Hack of the Month: Sheet Mulching

November 15, 2017

Although we’ve seen plenty of rain and wind the past couple of weeks, it’s a good time to think about any changes you’d like to make to your garden before the nice weather returns in Spring and Summer. A big change that many people are starting to make is getting rid of lawn area, as… Read more >

How to create a more drought tolerant garden

May 3, 2016

Prepare now, or wilt later… If you live and garden in the Pacific Northwest, like we do, you no doubt recall that last summer was one like no other that we can remember.  And it’s true, May through July 2015 was the driest period on record and we had the hottest June and July on… Read more >

Part 2 – How to Cultivate Healthy Soil in Your Landscape

June 19, 2015

Happy soil, happy life. Hey, remember this post about the importance of healthy soil in your garden? Well now I’m going to tell you how to cultivate that soil. Remember: bad things happen when you treat soil like dirt. If we work alongside Mother Nature to create a balanced ecosystem in the soil of our… 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 >

What to do with all those leaves?

November 18, 2014

Treasuring Fall’s Secret Riches It happens each and every year. The temperatures outside give us a break from summer, dip down pleasantly, and our trees and shrubs treat us to an amazing array of vibrant autumn colors. There’s nothing quite like enjoying that first fire in the fireplace while gazing out the windows at the… Read more >