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      Tips for Managing Weeds in Landscape Beds

      Tips for Managing Weeds in Landscape Beds

      While we all love the beauty of lush landscape, there’s a downside to the time entailed in managing weeds. Here are some pro tips to reduce, manage and eliminate this tedious time waster. Mulching  Not only does mulch assist in keeping moisture in the ground to help...

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      Is My Tree Dying?

      Is My Tree Dying?

      Is My Tree Dying? When you have a tree that isn’t doing well, it is normal to want to wait to remove it until you know whether it’s dead or could possibly pull through. Here are some tips to determine whether a tree could recover or if it’s time to say goodbye to your...

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      How To Protect Your Trees and Shrubs for Winter

      How To Protect Your Trees and Shrubs for Winter

      Many trees, shrubs and plants are dormant in the winter when temperatures drop, the sun appears less frequently, and windy, extreme conditions settle in. However, even though they’re dormant, this doesn’t mean they won’t need some extra care. How To Protect Your Trees...

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      When to Cut Down a Fruit Tree and Start Over

      When to Cut Down a Fruit Tree and Start Over

      Fruit tree pruning can enhance the crop when done properly, but it can be difficult to know when it's time to cut down a fruit tree and start over. Here are some tips to help you identify whether pruning or cutting and replanting is right for you. Effective Pruning...

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      Why It’s Good to Change Your Mowing Pattern

      Why It’s Good to Change Your Mowing Pattern

      Mowing with different designs will not only mix up the look of your lawn but, did you know it is also good for the grass?  Most mowers are heavy and the typical back and forth or side to side mowing can cause ruts and compress your grass and soil, making it hard for...

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      5 Fall Tasks for Your Landscaping

      5 Fall Tasks for Your Landscaping

      If your yard has presently been looking untidy or dull, you may be in search of ways to make it look lively, especially if the beauty of the Pacific Northwest is surrounding you. If you love being inspired by your surroundings, lighting up your yard with some Pacific...

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      How Much Should I Be Watering My Lawn?

      How Much Should I Be Watering My Lawn?

      Walking to the neighborhood today I see some beautiful lawns with lush, thick, bright green grass and they're pretty much wet all the time. Does this mean they water every day? Is that healthy for a lawn? How often should you be watering? How much is 1 inch of water...

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      What is a Garden Home?

      What is a Garden Home? You may have heard the terms single-family home, duplex, manufactured home, etc. however Garden Homes are becoming highly sought after in today’s market especially with first-time home buyers. Garden Homes are actually quite similar to a...

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      What is Forest Bathing?

      What is Forest Bathing?

      Ever heard of forest bathing? In doing some research for the blog this week I came across this fascinating topic and not to risk getting too out there, this is a great way to get close with nature and truly appreciate all God has created for us to enjoy. Imagine...

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      Should We Install Lawn Irrigation?

      Should We Install Lawn Irrigation?

      Having proper irrigation throughout your lawn is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your curb appeal is looking its best all year. When it comes to installing lawn irrigation you want to be sure that you do your research and hire a reputable professional to ensure...

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      Blackberry Bushes, the Invasive PNW Plant

      Blackberry Bushes, the Invasive PNW Plant

      Blackberry Bushes, the Invasive PNW Plant - Curb appeal and landscaping are easily one of the most talked-about features when it comes time to sell your home. Unfortunately, when calling the Pacific Northwest home, you are nearly always guaranteed to have to battle a...

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      Can You Have Too Much Curb Appeal?

      Curb appeal is a commonly used term within the Real Estate world and seems to get a lot of attention from homeowners, buyers, and sellers alike. While you may hear about how you can boost your curb appeal, or find tips and tricks to revamp your yard, many people are...

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      What to Know About Drainage and Grading

      What to Know About Drainage and Grading

      What to Know About Drainage and Grading - Before beginning any major landscape design, we must talk about drainage and grading. Proper grading and stormwater management is the first thing to consider in any landscaping project. You want your landscape design to...

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      What are the 7 Principles of Landscape Design?

      What are the 7 Principles of Landscape Design?

      Landscape design. We’ve all heard of it, we get the general idea of it, and we know that has something to do with designing your home's landscaping. But did you know that there really is a unique method to landscape design? From water and hardscape, man-made items and...

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      5 Landscaping Hacks Sure to Impress Home Buyers

      Impress home buyers with your landscaping? Do you have to do that in today's market? Well, you may be able to sell a shack with a junker car in the front yard for a cool million but if you really want to get the best offer, great curb appeal really helps. Here are 5...

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      5 Great Landscape Additions to Your Backyard

      5 Great Landscape Additions to Your Backyard

      5 Great Landscape Additions to Your Backyard - With summer quickly approaching and lawn care in full swing, it’s the perfect time to consider adding more flare to your backyard. Creating a beautiful home is more than just hanging picture frames on the walls of the...

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      How to Get Rid of Moss in Your Lawn

      How to Get Rid of Moss in Your Lawn

      We've been having a couple of nice days for the past couple of weeks and you're probably starting to get out and look at your lawn, landscaping, and maybe even prepare your garden for this spring or summer. Well, in the Pacific Northwest, I'm sure you've noticed some...

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      5 Yard Maintenance Tasks for April

      5 Yard Maintenance Tasks for April

      Here we are, it's almost April… After what seemed like 372 years of March. But, one of the things we can do while we are sheltering in place is landscaping. And, that certainly doesn't stop First Fruits Landscaping from coming out and doing your general maintenance....

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