3 Durable Retaining Wall Materials

landscape retaining wall

There are many retaining wall materials on the market and the material you choose to construct yours will affect its durability, longevity and appearance. While some retaining walls are installed purely for decorative purposes, most play an important role in the landscape by preventing soil from moving or eroding. Careful consideration is advised when selecting your […]

3-Column Water Feature

3-column water feature in Poulsbo

This 3-column water feature we constructed in Poulsbo is comprised of varying heights of columnar basalt. This elegant addition beautifully complements an already mature landscape. Turn up your sound and enjoy! — Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses […]

Lawn Renovation in Silverdale

topdressing lawn with compost

In late June we completed a lawn renovation and landscape clean-up for clients in Silverdale. Mom and Dad both work full-time, and the whole family is active in community theatre. With little free time to spare, the lawn was neglected, shrubs had overgrown, weeds had taken over the beds, and the irrigation system needed repairs. […]

Poulsbo Concrete Driveway & Water Feature

poulsbo concrete driveway and water feature

This Poulsbo concrete driveway and water feature project was a collaboration between us and our client, Margaret, whose serene property in the Lofall area overlooks the Puget Sound and features a naturally-occurring stream, edible garden, flagstone patio sitting area, Japanese maple trees grown by her son, and retired racing pigeons. How’s that for interestingness? After […]

Inspired by… Windcliff

Windcliff garden

We made our first trip to Windcliff, Dan Hinkley’s esteemed garden in Indianola, on a hot Saturday afternoon in early June. It was a Northwest Perennial Alliance Garden Open Day. If you missed it, do not worry. There are plenty of opportunities to visit Windcliff this summer. The road that one travels to reach this destination does […]

5 Tips to Attract Hummingbirds

Anna's Hummingbird

Lately, we’ve been thinking a lot about which plants will thrive in a drought resistant garden here in the Pacific Northwest and also attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. There’s nothing quite like the pleasure felt while watching bees happily buzz from bloom to bloom. It’s the very reason some of us garden! Last weekend while planting in my mother’s […]

4 Things We’ve Learned From Our 1st Vegetable Garden

organic vegetable gardening

We’re longtime landscapers and first-time veggie gardeners. Vegetable gardening is an undertaking that many want to try, but don’t know how to begin and become intimidated by the thought of it. Sure, we could have waited to start until we constructed raised beds for our garden, like we did here for our clients, but we […]

World of Concrete 2015

world of concrete

World of Concrete is the concrete industry’s largest event which happens annually in Las Vegas. It brings together manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, innovators and experts to deliver a show unlike any other across the globe. Anyone who keeps up with us knows how much we love concrete. Naturally, this show had been on our radar for […]

5 Tropical Plants for Zone 8

tropical plants for zone 8

We declared on Facebook that 2015 is the year that we break out of our comfort zone and plant tropical plants. Over Christmas break, we did something we had not done in years: we took a trip to the library. I returned home with George Little and David Lewis’ gem of a book A Garden […]

Stamped Concrete Steps & Patio

stamped concrete steps and patio

This Port Orchard project, consisting of stamped concrete steps and a patio, was poured and finished in January. That’s right, January. True, this past January was warmer than most. But we completed this project last January. And the winter before that, we completed this one. We pour and finish concrete year-round, and the clients who are […]

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