Gardening

How to Give Your Backyard More Character

Your outdoor property could be a simple patch of grass… or, it could be a haven of comfort, relaxation, entertainment and hobbies! Just as your interior reflects elements of the life you want and thereby portrays a kind of “character”, your backyard can be designed for character (a combination of aesthetic and functional appeal). Here […]

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Backyard Projects that Pay Off in Higher Home Values

Your backyard is an extension of your home. By default, this space can be a great place for relaxing, doing recreational activities, and enhancing your overall property’s aesthetic. Investments in backyard projects often contribute to higher home resale values. This article will discuss backyard projects you can do that will increase the value of your […]

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Why You Should Place Plants on Your Porch

Your porch has so much potential. It can be the perfect place to relax, meditate, and just enjoy being outside. Porch furniture and decor can be a great way to enhance your porch and the experiences you have with it. Have you given much thought to including plants on your porch? Improve Your Aesthetic There’s […]

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Elements You Need to Create the Perfect Outdoor Space

With the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have taken to spending more time outdoors than before. This is in part because some people have had more time on their hands due to furloughs and layoffs, and in part because of recommendations that indicate it’s generally safer to be outside than inside. This is […]

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Why Your Garden Might Be Dying

Gardening is a great hobby for many reasons. It gets you outside where you can enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. It can be a surprisingly good form of physical activity. That’s all to say nothing of the benefits that can come from growing your own produce and flowers. Unfortunately, you might find your garden […]

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Obstacles to Achieving Your Perfect Backyard Garden

Spending time outside in the beautiful summer weather may have left you wanting to up your gardening game. But even with attentive care to your plants, certain obstacles like pests, weeds, and various wildlife may be standing in the way of your perfect backyard garden. Here are a few tips to help you out. Pests […]

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Daffodil Parade heads to Tacoma April 8, 2017

Head 33 miles south of Seattle to the free Daffodil Parade on April 8, which includes daffodil-covered floats, marching bands, clowns, and pirates. All this wonderful, yellow fun travels through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting as the highlight of the Daffodil Festival. The theme for this year’s parade is “Daffodil Paradise.” This “daffy” parade, traveling through the […]

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Celebrate spring at Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest

Drive 45-minutes south of Portland to enjoy the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest , a celebration of all things that make spring in the Northwest. Running from daily 9 am to 6 pm, March 24-April 30, plan to pack a picnic, bring the kids and dogs (dogs on leashes) and stroll through 40 acres of tulips. Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm […]