Caring for Your Yard and Lawn


Planting an Edible Garden

Planting an Edible Garden


Posted By on May 10, 2018

The deck is built, the outdoor chairs and tables have been set out for use…now what? Why not plant an edible garden? Landscaping with vegetables and herbs is a fun and time-honored tradition. Herb gardens have adorned many a backyard, from village to the royal court. In earlier times, herbs took on religious significance, and were credited with providing protection from evil spirits, ghosts, and even the devil. Medieval Europeans...

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Any bride or groom will tell you—finding the perfect spot for your nuptials can be a challenge. Rather than search the universe for the best place, why not transform your yard? Here at Levy’s Lawns and Landscaping, we can help you create the wedding setting of your dreams. Here are a few ideas: Turn a ho-hum concrete wall into a stunning structure with patterned stones. The overall effect will wow you. Transform those blocky wooden...

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As the weather starts to turn colder, and the nights grow longer, you might think your work in the garden is over for the season. Not so! It’s the perfect time to plant bulbs. Fall planted bulbs yield springtime color. Ready to get started? Grab your Wellies and your rain coat, and let’s go! Daffodils, crocus, grape hyacinths, and tulips are all great choices for the Pacific Northwest climate. You also might want to add snowdrops,...

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Love the fragrance of a marinara sauce, flavored with garlic and basil, simmering on the stove? What about big bulbs of roasted garlic nestled next to your baked chicken? Or, a thin crust pizza covered with mushrooms, garlic, and fresh basil leaves? If your mouth is watering, you might want to consider planting your own garlic this year. Ridiculously easy to grow, fall is the best time to plant garlic. You’ll find your bulbs to be...

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Record temperatures have rocked the Pacific Northwest in 2017, turning yards into deserts, and forcing some inside. Here are a few tips to help your yard and you thrive during heat waves. If you spend time outdoors, tending to your garden, make sure to take frequent breaks out of the sun. Wear light-colored clothing. And, stay hydrated, even if you don’t feel thirsty. If you’re used to watering every 2-3 days, during these wicked heat...

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So far, in 2017, wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, Portland, Oregon and Northern & Eastern Washington have left a sooty, smoky calling card in the air over the Pacific Northwest. The recent 10,000-acre wildfire in Eagle Creek, said to have been started by teenagers and their fireworks, has sprinkled ash over many parts of Seattle, the Kitsap peninsula, Bainbridge and beyond. British Columbia’s 1,213,287-acre fires darkened...

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