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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Bioretention for Storm Water Management

What the heck is a Bioretention Facility? As we have mentioned in a post or two already, much of the work we do for new developments and construction in Seattle revolves around stormwater management
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Tree Planting Season in Seattle

When is the Best Time for Planting? A tree is likely the most important planting in any landscape project, not to mention the most expensive. It pays to give it the best chance possible
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Green Roofs for Function and Beauty

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
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Irrigation Technology Has Come A Long Way

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
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Improving Irrigation Coverage

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
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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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