Spring Checklist for A Beautiful Summer Landscape

May 01, 2022


Warm Up Your Nights With An Outdoor Fireplace Or Fire Pit

April 01, 2022


Five Ways to Create a Natural Backyard Oasis

March 01, 2022

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. With majestic mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and streams, and the rugged coast all within driving distance, escaping urban life is relatively easy. But even so, isn’t it nice when you can just escape to your own backyard? (more…)

How To Select The Right Landscape Maintenance Partner For Your HOA

February 01, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are tasked with protecting property values by ensuring certain aesthetics are upheld, and common spaces and amenities are well maintained. Whether the HOA serves a neighborhood, condominium complex, or other planned community, landscape maintenance is a critical component to success. It also tends to be the largest budget item and HOA boards looking to cut costs may be tempted to go with the lowest bidder. While price is a valid consideration, there are other equally, if not more, important factors.


5 Landscape Transformations: From Dreams to Reality

January 03, 2022

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Six Ways To Add Cheer To Your Winter Landscape

December 01, 2021

Six Ways To Add Cheer To Your Winter Landscape While the warm glow of holiday lights brightens the December landscape, Pacific Northwest yards tend to fade into a gray-green mono-scape once the lights come down and winter settles in. As landscapers, we embrace all the seasons–even winter–and we design yards with four seasons in mind. This goes beyond plantings. Yes, evergreen plants, shrubs, and trees are a mainstay, but there are many ways to add year-round interest and cheer to your yard. Here are some of our favorites. (more…)

Simple Solutions to Soggy Lawns & Muddy Paws

November 01, 2021

  Simple Solutions to Soggy Lawns & Muddy Paws (more…)

Trends In Landscape Design: Great Ideas and Must Haves for Your Yard

October 01, 2021

Trends In Landscape Design: Great Ideas and Must Haves for Your Yard (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas and Essentials

September 01, 2021

Dining al fresco is hard to beat. There’s just something extra special about enjoying a meal with family or friends outside in the fresh air. Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we are blessed with a relatively temperate climate, outdoor dining is possible nearly year-round. It’s no wonder outdoor kitchens are hugely popular. And with today’s all-weather appliances and other amenities available the design possibilities are endless! If you’ve been dreaming about your own outdoor kitchen, here are our top ideas and tips to make your alfresco cooking and dining even more delightful. Outdoor Kitchen vs. Grilling Station Outdoor kitchens are on par with indoor kitchens. While grilling stations and outdoor kitchens can include many of the same features, what sets the two apart are kitchen essentials like a sink with running water, a cooktop and/or oven, a refrigerator, prep areas, and counter and storage space. Both outdoor grilling stations and outdoor kitchens offer a wide range of appliance and design options, so your ideal set-up will come down to the features and amenities you want to include. Smart Kitchen Design Whether your dream kitchen is a simple set-up or a more elaborate affair, the same design principles apply. A good place to start is to think about the functional zones (i.e., prep, cooking, washing areas) and how each works together. This is where a professional designer can help you create an ideal kitchen layout with all the features you want to be included. A good designer will also provide ideas you probably never thought of! Location Matters Let’s face it, hauling food and utensils back and forth across your yard is not all that much fun. Situating your outdoor kitchen closer to the house will eliminate those long treks. But how close is ideal? Well, that depends on the amenities you want to include. A fully functioning outdoor kitchen with all the essentials probably does not need to be on the other side of the wall from your indoor kitchen. So, what appliances and features you include, and how your indoor and outdoor kitchens will be used together when cooking and entertaining, are key considerations to determine the best location. (more…)

Top Tips for A Water-Wise Landscape

August 02, 2021


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