Okay, I am going to be quite honest right now. As I am pondering ideas for my next blog in the fall gardening series I find my mind wandering constantly off topic. Mulching, to prune or not to prune, fall lawn care... the beautiful gold of the fall gingko... brilliant red of lace leaf maples... afternoon naps... walks in the forest upon crunchy autumn leaves... movie nights or days... picking out [...]
As the temperatures drop and our gardens continue to die back and become dormant, it is a great time to plant container gardens. Bright splashes of color can bring delight to the senses as we enter the darker seasons ahead.
When creating winter container gardens, be mindful of two key elements: soil and plant selection. For the Northwest especially, we want to make sure we are using a soil [...]
Clearly Fall is upon us and we are all feeling the nip in the air and seeing the variety of colors abound. When thinking of this season in relation to our outdoor spaces, many of us see the necessity of cleaning up the mounds of leaves that have been bestowed upon our once tidy yards. This Fall, I want to challenge you to think beyond the clean up to the incredible opportunity that Fall presents [...]
February is a great month to get a jump start on your yard and garden! A few of the projects that A to Z can help with include:
Pruning of roses, fruit trees and summer and fall blooming shrubs. Late winter offers a key pruning window for these guys.
Complete any remaining yard clean up. A to Z can help you with tasks such as picking up any remaining dead leaves, cutting back any [...]
It is that time again. Rain is pouring, wind is blowing and that annoying drip drip drip is waking you up at night. Call A to Z today to get your gutters and downspouts working properly again. 360-933-4465
Pumpkins, ghosts and goblins are right around the corner. Here we are a couple of weeks out from 80 degree temperatures and moving into Fall with a vengeance. It is transition time and there are some things that A to Z can assist you with that will make it easier for you to get the most out of your yard in the Spring. To name a few.... Fall lawn care, bulb planting and transplanting.
Spring is right around the corner. There is much to clean up and trim back after this harsh winter in the Pacific Northwest. There are many benefits to pruning your vegetation in this dormant season. Now is a great time to get this started as spring buds are on their way!
One of the major benefits of pruning is improved plant structure. Crossing branches and weak crotches are more visible [...]
Late winter/early spring along with late summer/early fall are the ideal times to do your twice yearly top dressing of garden beds. Top dress with 6" of wood chip mulch and let the soil microorganisms do the work. The benefits to doing so are many. Call A to Z today to set up your free garden mulching estimate 360-933-4465.
Here are some of the scientifically-proven benefits of mulching:
What time is it?... Gutter cleaning time!!!
Clogged and overflowing gutters can cause unnecessary and expensive structural damage to your home.
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Avoid costly damage to your roof, fascia and foundation. Avoid mold and mildew infiltration into the interior of your home. Avoid providing a breeding ground for [...]
Gutter cleaning and leaf clean up time is undeniably in full force. But before we turn over that leaf... haha. We owe some big thank yous.
As we navigate this transition, I want to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful customers for their generosity this past season. We were given loads of fruits and plants this summer representing the extremely bountiful growing season that we had this [...]