What are Green Roofs? While there is a long history of roofs featuring living plants, modern green roofs are becoming a more common feature in new construction in the Puget Sound region and across
Irrigation Technology Irrigation technology has come a long way in the last decade and a half. Drip irrigation is much more prevalent these days, along with smart irrigation controllers. Imagine a system that knows
Patio Season It’s summer in the Puget Sound region! Now is the time to take advantage of the dry weather by entertaining and spending time in your outdoor space. A well-conceived and constructed patio
The Xeriscaping Style Xeriscaping is a way of landscaping based on principles of low water consumption. The style originated in the arid Southwest, but has been adapted for other regions of the country. It
Why is Coverage So Poor? Conventional irrigation systems perform at about 60% efficiency, mostly due the need for coverage over irregularly shaped areas. This leads to lawns with brown spots, certain plants out performing other s
What Is an ECA? Washington state law requires local governments to designate Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA), to help manage the impacts of development in sensitive areas. In our city, ECAs fall into five different
The traditional grass lawn remains a standby of residential landscaping. When it comes to establishing a new lawn, nothing offers the instant impact of rolling out newly farmed sod. However, other choices are available
Why Use Permeable Pavers? In the rainy Pacific Northwest, nothing beats direct infiltration to avoid too much water runoff from hardscape surfaces. Seattle is one of many cities now requiring on-site solutions for storm water management.