Switching Out Rain Gardens

A few new clients have contacted us over the past few months about redesigning their rain gardens. In most cases, they are the happy owners and first occupants of new homes that have gone
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Rust and Consequences

Steel and Rust In the last decade or so, weathering steel (brand name COR-TEN) has become a popular material for architectural and landscaping features. This material is an untreated steel alloy that will weather
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Landscaping with Native Plants

Some of our favorite plants to use in landscape designs also happen to be Pacific Northwest natives. These plants are not only well adapted to our region, but they lend the look and feel
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Changing Grades

Some of the most challenging, fun, and dramatic transformations we have helped our clients make in their outdoor areas involved dropping or raising the ground levels, or grades. This type of project can be
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Street Trees and SDOT Requirements

Finishing Up It hardly seems possible, but we are already back to another ideal tree planting season in Seattle. As the cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall return, conditions are great for giving newly
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Design-Build in Landscape Architecture

Shared Values With a real connection between the designer and the installation crew on the ground, projects can go very smoothly. Everyone on the project knows and understands the design characteristics that the company
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January is for Planning

Planning for the Year Ahead January can be a slow time of year for gardening and landscaping, with the days still short and the temperatures low. Less time digging outside allows more time for
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Planters in Modern Design

Powerful Planters Modern landscape designs frequently feature raised or modular planters as a way to add interest and solve certain design challenges. Outdoor decks, terraces, porches, balconies, and even standard planting beds can use
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