Sam Says – June

Time to fertilize your lawn again. Mid-June is one of the four times recommended by the WSU Agronomist for fertilizing lawns in Puget Sound. The other three times are mid-September, 25 November and the 1st of May. We recommend Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Food or...

Sam Says – April

 Both Washington State and National Arbor Day will be celebrated this month. Washington Arbor Day is Wednesday April 10th, and National Arbor Day is on Friday, April 26th. These are especially good days to plant a tree or a shrub if your space is limited. We can...

Sam Says – March

March is a good month for planting Rhubarb, Asparagus and strawberries. Even if you do not have or want a strawberry patch, planting a few at random in flower beds make weeding and watering in future months a little more pleasant if you have fresh berries to snack on....

Sam Says – February

Cut ornamental perennial grasses back to between two and four inches from the ground. DO NOT prune the evergreen varieties. Simply comb any brown or broken leaves out with your hand. Be sure to wear gloves as some varieties have seriated leaf edges.  Divide Rhubarb...

Sam Says – January

If it snows – especially heavy wet snow – prevent limb breakage by knocking snow off early. Evergreen magnolias, pyramidal cedars, arborvitaes and sweet gum trees are most vulnerable. Don’t forget to keep plants under eaves well-watered. Winter damage on trees and...