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      5 Reasons Landscape Fabric is a Bad Idea

      5 Reasons Landscape Fabric is a Bad Idea

      Landscape fabric. Literally the bane of my existence. Once you get started with that, it's almost impossible to get rid of. I know a lot of homeowners have used landscape fabric to cut down on gardening maintenance tasks such as weeding but in no landscape fabric is...

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      How to Care for Pampas Grass

      How to Care for Pampas Grass

      Pampas grass, also known as the Cortaderia Selloana, is a delight to behold in your gardens. It brings a great level of dynamism and freshness to the surrounding environment.  The grass has been known to spread all over the perimeter of its environs once it has fully...

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      The Best Foundation for Hardscapes

      The Best Foundation for Hardscapes

      Pea gravel, river rock, stones, gravel, recycled rubber, and recycled glass can all be used with loose material hardscaping. The base foundation is the key to a long-lasting hardscape. Here is some information on the best foundation for hardscapes. If you start off...

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      6 Benefits of Drip Irrigation

      6 Benefits of Drip Irrigation

      Drip irrigation is definitely something I am a huge proponent of. Your landscaping, garden, and lawn can definitely benefit from drip irrigation but what is it and what are the benefits? What is drip irrigation? Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation that can...

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      July Lawn and Garden Maintenance Tasks

      July Lawn and Garden Maintenance Tasks

      Can you believe it's July already? It seems like we really haven't had too much of the summer but with a few days of sun and then lots of rain means that your yard is probably growing a little out of control. We haven't really hit dry days yet so most people's lawns...

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      How to Deadhead Plants for Blooms All Season

      How to Deadhead Plants for Blooms All Season

      The idea behind deadheading is fairly simple. Once a flower has finished blooming it puts its energy into going to seed to regenerate blooms for next year. But if you catch it ahead of time, you can keep those blooms going rather than allowing the plant to force its...

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      June Yard and Garden Maintenance

      June Yard and Garden Maintenance

      Well, it's June and you are probably doing a lot more gardening and landscaping outside then you did just a couple of months ago. Most of the area is now lush and green, especially with as much sun and rain we've received over the last month. June marks the official...

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      How to Have an Organic Garden in 8 Easy Steps

      How to Have an Organic Garden in 8 Easy Steps

      You probably know that the amount of pesticides and insecticides that are on grocery store produce is not healthy for us so you might be considering growing your own vegetables and fruits, or just have a backyard garden of flowers sets not covered in chemicals. If you...

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      Container Gardens and Installations

      Container gardens are ideal for those that live in condominiums and apartments but they're certainly not limited to this type of property. Container gardening has become a big thing regardless of how much space you really have. These beautiful pots and containers can...

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      How to Have a Wildflower Lawn

      How to Have a Wildflower Lawn

      Wildflower lawns are not new but they are becoming more popular across the Pacific Northwest. Easy to grow wildflowers makes an excellent lawn alternative. Wildflowers are low maintenance, they need little supplemental water once they are established, and you actually...

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      3 Steps to Lawn Renovation

      3 Steps to Lawn Renovation

      Now is a great time to consider lawn renovation. The spring weather is perfect for regrowing a lawn or restoring it to its former glory. Perhaps it's been overrun with weeds and you're struggling to keep up with it. If you'd like to scrap it all and do over, May and...

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      How to Care for a Newly Seeded Lawn

      How to Care for a Newly Seeded Lawn

      Whether you are reseeding your lawn or laying a brand new yard, the basics of lawn care is about the same. We want to make sure it's the right time so now is the perfect time of year to consider giving your lawn a fresh reseeding or boost. If you're planning on...

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      5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Landscaper

      5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Landscaper

      Landscapers are everywhere and you'll find people that can do landscaping dirt cheap… No pun intended, to those that are extremely expensive. But, landscaping and choosing a landscaper is more than simply picking someone out of the phone book (what's that?) Or the...

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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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      Landscaping For Subdivision Developers

      Landscaping For Subdivision Developers

      Did you know that First Fruits Landscaping does the landscaping and original set up for new home subdivisions and developments? Landscaping is a must when builders and developers are creating new subdivisions and communities. This is basically the icing on the cake...

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      How Often Do I Need Yard Maintenance?

      How Often Do I Need Yard Maintenance?

      How often should you mow your lawn? How often should you schedule lawn care services? How often do you need yard maintenance? These are all very common questions we get on a regular basis, especially from new clients looking at having a regular yard, lawn, and...

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      5 Great Rules of Petscaping

      5 Great Rules of Petscaping

      Last week we talked about rainscaping and this week we are talking about petscaping. As you can probably imagine, it's very similar in that we are landscaping our property with our pets in mind. If you're looking to create a space for your four-legged family member,...

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      What is Rainscaping?

      What is Rainscaping?

      It's wet here in Washington and that's no surprise. It's beautiful and green but it's because we get a lot of rain throughout the year. Why not do something amazing with all that water? Have you heard of rainscaping? It's one of the fastest-growing trends in landscape...

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      Best Maintenance Tasks for March

      Best Maintenance Tasks for March

      Well, here we are 3 March and we're actually seeing a little bit of warmer days. Sure, it's still rainy, cloudy, and dreary, but that's the Pacific Northwest for you. However, you still might be thinking a little bit about landscaping, getting your yard cleaned up,...

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      Landscape Restoration

      Landscape Restoration

      What is landscape restoration? Landscape restoration is a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and tailor the property to local zoning conditions and for the overall well-being of the homeowner a property owner. It is restoring the landscape back...

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      10 Genius Landscaping Tricks

      10 Genius Landscaping Tricks

      You know landscapers that do this every day have secret hacks, tips, and tricks to make their life easier and to make your home and property look amazing. While we love landscaping, there are some things that you can do in-between visits or if you're really brave,...

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      8 Easy Curb Appeal Trends for 2020

      8 Easy Curb Appeal Trends for 2020

      8 Easy Curb Appeal Trends for 2020 - Well, we've had a couple of days of sunshine and you know what that means, people are out and about, walking their dogs in spite of the cold temperatures, and were starting to work on our yards and landscaping. We are still at the...

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      9 Reasons to Use Fertil-Mulch

      9 Reasons to Use Fertil-Mulch

      I am passionate about dirt. I know that sounds odd, but when your landscaper, shouldn't you be passionate about mulch, dirt, plants, and landscaping? I have been doing landscaping for years now and have tried multiple different barks, mulch, and mulching materials and...

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      Should I Lay Sod or Reseed My Lawn?

      Should I Lay Sod or Reseed My Lawn?

      Should I Lay Sod or Reseed My Lawn? Redoing an existing lawn or if you have a brand-new house that needs landscaping, a common question is should you lay sod or seed the lawn? Even if you have an existing house that has a lawn that needs help, reseeding a lawn versus...

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      Can You Landscape in Winter?

      Can You Landscape in Winter?

      Can You Landscape in Winter? I'm not exactly sure the Pacific Northwest knows what day it is. We had 60° weather on Sunday for the Super Bowl and now it's snowing just two days later. If you've been trying to time the weather just right in order to do some...

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