Seattle ECA Regulations Changed in 2017

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
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Many Choices for Lawn Installations

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
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Permeable Pavers for Improved Drainage and Aesthetics

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.
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Low Maintenance Plants for Modern Landscapes

Are you looking for a more affordable upkeep landscape or a landscape that is more sustainable?  For decades, conventional yards have been time consuming and costly to maintain.  In many places, this type of
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Retaining Walls as Functional Design Features

Functions Retaining walls are the base tool for manipulating elevations and directing or dictating the grading on a given site.  These walls need not be merely functional in our spaces, but can also have
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Options for Outdoor Fire Pits

Outdoor Coziness Nothing is more inviting in outdoor spaces this time of year than a cozy fire pit.  These days, sleek modern fire pits appear in a wide range of materials and finishes. It is easier than
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