Category Archives: Landscape

Exterior Lighting for Community Associations

As we work our way through fall and into the winter months here in the Pacific Northwest, the days become shorter and shorter. Many of us are heading to work in the dark and returning home in the dark. There … Continue reading

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Fall Landscaping

This article is supposed to be about the “do’s and don’ts” of fall landscaping. The truth is though; there are very few don’ts when compared with the do’s.Talk to most people familiar with horticulture and landscaping and they will agree … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Impact of Foreclosures in a Neighborhood Near You

Mirror, mirror on the wall where will the next foreclosure in our community fall? Little hints can be found almost like bread crumbs left along the trail that identify which home may be the next to fall into foreclosure or … Continue reading

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Modern Hippies, Community Leaders

As a Community Association Manager, I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with several boards who are becoming, now more than ever, concerned about being educated and responsible leaders setting an example for their communities of how to be good … Continue reading

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Landscape Health and Pest Control “The Green Way”

One would think that landscaping is naturally green and friendly to the environment and in many cases that is true as landscaping replaces, enhances and maintains areas that have been disrupted by development and growth. Landscaping replenishes and refurbishes the … Continue reading

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The Greening of Mt. Si Cottages – The Story of Meeting a Condominium’s Landscaping Challenge at No Cost

The Mt. Si Cottages Condominium, built in 2007, is a group of 44 freestanding cottages located in Snoqualmie Ridge, WA. The units are part of the City of Snoqualmie’s ordinance that for every 800 or so regularly priced homes constructed … Continue reading

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