Fall Fertilizing

Over the last few weeks, we applied our end-of-summer round of fertilizer to our maintenance sites, a 21-7-14 mix.

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What does this formula mean?  These numbers signify the percentage of each major nutrient included in the mix, and is known as the N-P-K ratio.  N stands for Nitrogen, P for Phosphorus, and K for Potassium.

Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of each nutrient:

Nitrogen is essential for the growth of grass blades and results in a healthy, green appearance.  If your lawn exhibits a yellow-green color and produces little to no growth, it’s likely nitrogen deficient.

Phosphorous encourages healthy root development and stimulates root growth.  Be mindful of the amount of phosphorus in the fertilizer you use, as excess phosphorus that finds its way into nearby ponds and lakes is partly responsible for the decline in water quality.  One way to mitigate this is through proper application.

Potassium (also known as Potash) helps lawns to resist disease and withstand changes in weather conditions.  Potassium improves a lawn’s overall ability to endure stressful conditions such as drought and excessive traffic.

Fertilizer can help your lawn to recover from summer’s drought-induced dormancy. Give your lawn the nutrients it needs throughout the fall and winter months and come spring, your lawn will thrive.

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.

New Landscape Installation

This new landscape installation in Seabeck is one of the largest residential projects we’ve installed to date.  Our clients’ gorgeous custom home was constructed by BK Sargeant Construction, and from their kitchen table and back deck they enjoy a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains.

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Landscape Architect Emily Russell of Russell Design Source designed this landscape, providing a formal to-scale plan to our clients which we were able to easily reference and work from. Never one to impress her design ideas upon her clients, she listened to what they had to say about which features to include in their landscape plan and gave them exactly what they wanted.

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One of their main concerns was an area that remained saturated after heavy rains due to a natural slope in the landscape. Emily’s design solution was to incorporate a dry waterfall and river rock bed. Larger 2-man and 3-man sized rocks were placed throughout the beds and within the river rock bed as well. The dark, nutrient-rich garden mix topsoil you see below was delivered to us from Vern’s Organic Topsoil.

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Vern’s Organic Topsoil was used for all raised garden beds and lawn areas. With approximately 13,000 square feet of lawn, installing an irrigation system was an absolute must. Another must for our clients was purchasing a new riding lawn mower!

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Emily’s plant selection took into account the many deers that inhabit neighboring wooded areas.  Though just because a plant is considered to be “deer resistant,” that doesn’t mean it won’t be eaten.  Deers will eat just about anything if they’re hungry enough.  The plant list included Whitebarked Himalayan Birch, Oakleaf Hydrangeas, Variegated Winter Daphne along with natives such as Oregon Grape Holly and Western Sword Fern.

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Grass began to grow within two weeks of hydroseed being sprayed, largely due to the endless amount of sunshine we received in late July.

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The value of working with a Landscape Architect cannot be overstated.  Our clients knew what the end result would look like, even before we arrived on day one.  We were able to provide our clients with a 6-week plan and time frame for completion, a deadline which we met thanks to our hot and dry summer.

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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.

In Honor of Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, we’d like to introduce you to a few of the hardest working men in landscaping!  We’re incredibly fortunate to have such dependable and highly trained employees on our team.

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Elias

Elias is our Landscape Construction Supervisor.  Our clients often tell us just how impressed they are with his technical skills and high level of service.  He is the father of two beautiful young girls, and he and his wife and children reside in Bremerton.

Juan

Juan

Juan is our Landscape Construction Lead.  When we hire a new landscape construction crew member, they’re instructed to watch Juan in action as his form and skills are second to none.  He also lives in Bremerton.

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Jeff

Jeff is our Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. Our clients love and trust Jeff, and we greatly appreciate all that he has done to help grow our business to the level it is today. Jeff was born and raised here in Kitsap County and has worked in the landscape maintenance industry for nearly 20 years.

Phillip

Phillip

Phillip is our Landscape Maintenance Lead.  He’s demonstrated excellence in all areas of lawn and landscape maintenance, and our maintenance clients are incredibly pleased with his high quality of work, week in and week out.  Phillip is a Kitsap County native and resides in Silverdale.

We salute these men for their hard work!

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.