Our Landscape Recovery Process

When we begin landscape maintenance with a new client, more often than not, their lawn and/or landscape has seen better days.  Most homeowners have the best intentions of taking care of their investment, but life gets in the way!  Busy schedules can result in neglected lawns and garden beds, and within a few months, weeds and debris litter a once tidy landscape.

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Before our initial clean-up

Depending upon a client’s desires, our landscape maintenance and recovery process can include some or all of the following steps:

1. Meeting with the client to determine areas of concern, priorities, and aesthetic preferences.

2. Discerning the overall health of the lawn and condition of plants on the property, and what practices will benefit their appearance.

3. Auditing the sprinkler system to ensure that lawn and bed areas have adequate coverage.

4. Working on the overall health of the lawn, a process that includes consistent watering, fertilizing, and mowing.

5. Removing existing weeds from garden beds.

6. Removing dead plant material and debris.

7. Pruning, trimming, and shaping plants to control size and encourage healthy development.

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After one year of landscape maintenance

If you’re considering hiring someone to tend to your lawn or landscape, be sure that they have industry knowledge.  There is no substitute for experience.  Give us a call for a free consultation and estimate at 360-697-3215 or 253-530-0788.

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 across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Manette Edible Gardens Tour 2013

The 2nd annual Manette Edible Gardens Tour de Coop happened earlier this month on Saturday, August 3rd.  My company for that day was my 6-year-old nephew, Preston, and 3-year-old niece, Olive.  I would be lying if I said that I did not have an agenda.  My goal was to not only give them an unforgettable experience, but to also plant a seed in their young minds that growing food is an awesome thing to do.

Photos from the day are below.  Enjoy!

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Olive spotted a pumpkin.

This generous man led Preston and Olive to the peas being grown in his family's garden, and was kind enough to share with them.

This generous man led Preston and Olive to the peas being grown in his family’s garden, and was kind enough to share some with them.

The chickens were a highlight of the tour.

The chickens were a highlight of the tour.

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Despite the fact that this garden was not on the tour (it was featured in 2012), this wonderful gardener shared handfuls of peas and carrots with Preston and Olive.

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Garden booty!

Next year’s tour will happen on Saturday, August 2nd.  If you’re interested in learning about composting, integrated gardening, urban bee keeping, and small space gardening, it’s not to be missed!  If you live in the Manette area of Bremerton and want to be featured on the tour, contact manetteediblegardens@gmail.com.

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 across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Old World Compass Medallion

Adding a medallion stamp to your concrete patio adds a wow factor sure to impress your neighbors and guests.  Coloring medallion stamps is a process that occurs after the concrete has been poured and stamped, and therefore allows you to choose from a wide range of color options.

Select neutral, earthy tones as featured below, or go bold.  It’s your choice!  If you prefer, we can select the colors for you, taking into consideration the colors and features of your home and landscape.

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What’s your favorite medallion stamp?  Log in to Facebook and let us know in the comment section below!

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 across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Deep Watering to Beat Summer Heat

More than half of the days in July reported temperatures in the 80s. One way to beat summer heat is to – surprise, surprise – water!

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Many homeowners make the common mistake of watering too frequently for a short amount of time. Shallow watering may be enough to keep your lawn alive, but results in shallow roots. Deep watering results in deep roots and a healthy lawn that is less prone to disease, insect infestations, or heat stress.

At least 1″ of water per week is needed to keep a lawn growing, though during periods of drought, 2″ of water is even better. The correct approach is contingent upon your irrigation system and water pressure, as the amount of time necessary to keep the water going will vary accordingly.

A general guideline is to water in the early morning 2 or 3 times a week for 20 – 40 minutes. Though if you want to nail it down more precisely, click here for instructions on how to do a tuna can test.

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 across Kitsap and Pierce counties.