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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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      5 Easy Summer Landscaping Tips for Rentals

      5 Easy Summer Landscaping Tips for Rentals

      One thing that keeps and attracts renters to rentals is nice, summer landscaping and outdoor areas. If you're planning on boosting your rental's curb appeal this year, here are some great easy landscaping tips to keep your rentals’ outdoor spaces looking great.  ...

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      10 Useful Tasks for Your Garden in March

      10 Useful Tasks for Your Garden in March

      If it ever stops raining around here we can start working on our gardens. We're still dipping into the freezing temperatures at night so you'll not want to do too much at the beginning of the month but as you head into March and at the beginning of April, we...

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      Winter Yard Maintenance Tasks for February

      Winter Yard Maintenance Tasks for February

      Winter Yard Maintenance Tasks for February: Well, it's the middle of winter in the Pacific Northwest and we are in that weird time where we could get more snow or we can have a few days of temperatures over 60° and then another cold snap at the end of March. Pretty...

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      4 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy During Winter

      4 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy During Winter

      While it may seem like your lawn care is over for the year once winter hits, that’s not necessarily true. Good lawn care requires year-round protection, and the winter months are no exception. How do you go about maintaining a happy, healthy lawn when it’s cold...

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      Should I Mow the Lawn in the Winter?

      Should I Mow the Lawn in the Winter?

      Do you really need to mow the lawn in the winter? Let's talk about some cold weather lawn care and what's really important this time of year. Grass doesn't necessarily stop growing in the winter but it does grow a lot more slowly. When temperatures drop below 40° you...

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      7 Tips to Beautify Your Winter Landscape

      7 Tips to Beautify Your Winter Landscape

      Winter around the Pacific Northwest certainly leaves much to be desired but it is a little bit better than a lot of places, especially those that only have deciduous trees. Our plethora of coniferous trees makes even winter months a little greener but, if you are...

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      How and When to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

      How and When to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

      Each year you plan and prep and decide to plant spring-blooming bulbs or, maybe it's your first time and you're finally thinking ahead. You can't wait for all of those beautiful tulips, daylilies, irises, and daffodils to come up in the spring. But when do you plant...

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      5 Essential Fall Lawn Care Tips

      Many homeowners feel that now that it is fall, it's time to take your hands off the lawn and let it do its thing. No need to tend, mow, or care for the lawn as its fall, and that means everything dies and get soggy and muddy, right? Not necessarily. In late August,...

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      What is a French Drain and How Do They Work?

      What is a French Drain and How Do They Work?

      A French drain, sometimes referred to as a trench drain, although they are different, are perfect for a soggy yard or wet basement. Water naturally flows downhill and usually by the easiest route possible. A French drain is a slightly sloped trench filled with round...

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      6 Tasks to Prepare Your Landscaping for Winter

      6 Tasks to Prepare Your Landscaping for Winter

      Have you ever thought about what it takes to care for your lawn in time for the winter season? While it’s more natural to focus on caring for your landscape during spring and summertime, it is just as important to keep it healthy during the wintertime. If you live in...

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      5 November Garden and Landscape Maintenance

      5 November Garden and Landscape Maintenance

      Well, summer is definitely over and we have fallen headlong into fall. It seems that just yesterday was our last sunny day for quite some time and now we have typical Pacific Northwest fall weather. But, that doesn't mean the landscaping has to be put on hold. There's...

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      Is Landscape Staging a Thing?

      Is Landscape Staging a Thing?

      They make stagers for the inside of the home but do they make landscape stagers for outside? Is landscape staging actually a thing? While most people know the importance of curb appeal would listing their property, many homeowners are stuck doing the job themselves....

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