Sod lawn installation- RTF Tall Fescue or Perennial Rye

August 27, 2014

When considering a lawn renovation or lawn replacement, you need to think about what you want the end result to be. If you are thinking of renovating an older lawn you need to be sure the results will be what you are expecting. Will the ground be level? Is the existing soil good enough to support the new seed? So […]

Sprinkler System Repair – Irrigation System Service Vancouver, WA

July 2, 2014

In the Pacific Northwest, early Spring / Summer weather can make it challenging to give the lawn just the right amount of water, depending on if it may rain that day or not. The best way to resolve this problem is by installing a rain sensor. The rain sensor will shut off the system when it rains and will turn […]

Planting Projects, Specimen Trees, Screening Hedge

April 22, 2014

A great way to add beauty to your landscape is to plant specimen trees. By doing this it adds value to your property over time. Landscaping upgrades typically pay back double the initial investment, when it comes time to sell your home. Some examples would be to plant Japanese Maples, such as a Bloodgood Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’, Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn […]

Bronze Birch Borer and How To Control It

April 9, 2014

TIME TO TREAT FOR THE BRONZE BIRCH BORER It’s time to treat for the Bronze Birch Borer. Above is a picture of the Adult Borer. The 2nd image is of the Pupa stage of the larvae. The 3rd image is the damage the larvae has done when they feed on the cambium layer, just before they begin to emerge from […]

Top dressing your lawn with compost can give you an amazing result

February 24, 2014

Lawn Renovation; top dressing with compost, aerate, thatching and machine seeding. After a long cold winter in the Northwest, your lawns can suffer. With proper renovation you can make your lawn look even better than the previous year. Aeration is a good start to help get oxygen to the root system, reduce compaction and to give the root system a […]

Bark Mulch or Compost Mulch Vancouver WA

February 24, 2014

Mulching beds in residential landscapes and commercial landscapes is a critical component of the plants health and vigor. By incorporating organic mulch, also know as compost, into the soil you are creating microbial activity in the soil. This provides nutrients to the plants. This will help the plants be more tolerant in periods of hot weather and insect pressure. Having […]

What to look for when hiring Landscape Maintenance Company

February 13, 2014

As Landscape Management becomes increasingly popular, it’s important that you know what to look for in a professional Lawn Maintenance Company. Knowing how long the company has been in business is a good starting point. To be sure the Lawn Care Company has the expertise to be pruning the plants in your landcape and trusting them to keep your lawn […]

How to Control European Crane Fly Larvae

February 3, 2014

Timing is critical to control the lawn damage that Crane Fly Larvae can cause. Todays insecticides don’t have the persistence of Organophosphates of the past, but they are better for the environment. To get complete control we recommend 2 applications, 3 weeks apart. When temperatures get up in the 50 degree range the European Crane Fly comes up in the […]

Low Voltage LED Lighting, Vancouver, WA

January 28, 2014

Have you ever walked through a Landscape with Low Voltage LED Lighting that shine on Trees, Plants, Pillars, Sidewalks and Pathways? It is a dramatic sight to see! This is a great way to improve your outdoor living space. And the technology just got better… way better! LED and Halogen Defined: 1. LED is defined as Light Emitting Diode. An […]

Lace Bug in the Pacific Northwest

October 23, 2013

Lace Bug has been in the State of Washington and Oregon since 2009. Increasing in their populations, this pest has devistated Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the Pacific Northwest. The Rhododendron-Lacebug has one generation per year. The Azalea- Lacebug has several generations per year, which is making it difficult to keep up with the damage they are doing to the Azaleas […]