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Month: March 2010

Espalier

Espalier is the art, or process, of controlling plant growth in a flat plane, usually against a wall or fence, or along a trellis. This horticultural technique trains woody trees or shrubs through pruning and trying to create two-dimensional plants, often in specific patterns. Because a plant pruned in this way uses far less space, …

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Lifestyle Transformation 3 – Flagstone Patio and Planting on Mercer Island

How Good Design Can Change Your Lifestyle… When our Landscape Consultants and Designers go out to meet with our clients they make a careful evaluation of what exists and question the homeowners on how those elements are working for them. In this project the hot tub had good access from the house, the deck was …

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Aphid Control

Aphids are a common garden pest. They do damage by sucking the plants they infest and by excreting sticky honeydew. The following are tips to prevent and control aphids. Avoid over fertilizing: Aphids prefer tender new growth that appears in profusion with over fertilized plants. Use slow release fertilizer. Monitor: Check your plants once a …

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