We are all optimistic that the soil that we have in our gardens will do the job we ask of it – grow beautiful, healthy plants. But really most soils in Seattle don’t provide the basic nutrients for growth. As plants grow, they need to absorb nutrients and leave the soil less fertile or heavy rains wash them away. By applying fertilizer, you are putting back the lost nutrients to ensure that your produce and flowers will be bountiful in the future.Read More
Myth: Trendy kitchen re-do will increase my home value.
Truth: Consider your timeline, as home trends change quickly. If you want to get the highest return on your investment, consider opting for an update rather than a full remodel. Paint, knobs, new countertops and appliances can go a long way to freshen the look. If you do choose a full remodel, choose a timeless design and finishes. We are happy to talk with you about it!
Photo cred: Camylla Battani
Every time you use your dryer, you’re adding a little bit of lint to the vent. This means the dryer is less efficient at cooling down, and will take longer to dry your clothes. But it also turns dryers into fire hazards.Read More
They're those little pesky pieces of your house that go unnoticed UNTIL they don't. Which is why I'm here to give you a little nudge to make sure you get up on that ladder and clean them out.Read More
Test smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and all ground-fault circuit interrupters.
The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy.Read More
I’ve written a lot about outdoor plants over the past couple of years but wanted to write about houseplants for a change. Since the weather is getting cooler and wetter, some of us fair weather gardeners are putting our gardens to bed and won’t have much to do with them until spring. Now is a great time to start giving attention to your houseplants.Read More
Pollinators move pollen from one part of the plant to another which fertilizes the plant. Only fertilized plants can bear seeds and fruit. You also need seeds and nuts for future new plants. Not all is lost - there are things you can do to increase the variety and number of pollinators that are coming to your garden.Read More
Buying a home can be stressful…and moving is the one thing that your real estate agent can’t help you with. No matter how hard we try! I have compiled this list to help people buying a new home with the exciting, yet daunting, task of moving. This list has come from mentors, associates, the world wide interweb, and personal experience. Hopefully, you will find it helpful!Read More
Here’s my list of 6 different activities you as a gardener or would-be gardener can do to get you through winter and start thinking about spring. There are places to visit and things you can do. Hope you can
at least try one of these!