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Doug is the Garden Manager here at Johnsons Home & Garden. He's been a long time team member since 2014 and loves helping people with their pond and yard problems! If you have any questions about building a pond, what flowers to plant in front of your house, or simply just want landscape advise, feel free to stop in the Green House to chat with Doug!

Pond Ground Rules 101

Now that you’ve started planning on having a pond…. it’s time to get to work! Components of a Pond: Altogether, a pond system is an interlaced community involving biological filters (bio-falls), mechanical filters (skimmers), aquatic plants, rock and gravel, pumps, pond liners and even koi fish if you want to go that route! If set [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Pond Ground Rules 101

Introduction to Hydrangeas – Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms

Welcome to Johnsons Home & Garden's first blog article after becoming The State of Washington's 2017 Hardware All Star hardware Store as proclaimed by Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD). Hydrangea: Annabelle (aborenscens) Today, our subject is hydrangeas. Now, I know, that is a huge subject. Whether it be aborenscens, macrophylla, paniculata, serrata [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Lawn & Garden, Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Introduction to Hydrangeas – Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms

Growing Citrus Trees in the Northwest

Believe it or not, it isn't hard to grow a lifetime supply of free organic citrus.  Citrus trees don't have lots of pest issues and they are highly resistant to disease. Even if you live in a climate with very cold winters, you can still enjoy fresh, organic citrus grown at home. Your first step [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Growing Citrus Trees in the Northwest

Live Christmas Tree Care & Tips

Christmas is a time to create fond memories and what better way to keep a memento of Christmas than by planting a Christmas tree out in your yard. You may wonder “can you plant your Christmas tree after Christmas?” and the answer is yes, you can. Replanting a Christmas tree requires some planning, but if you are willing to plan ahead, you can enjoy your lovely Christmas tree for years to come.

By |November 25th, 2014|Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Live Christmas Tree Care & Tips

The Amazing Clematis

The best time to plant clematis is Spring, Summer or early Fall in a location of 5-6 hours of sunlight. Clematis roots are long and run deep and like it cool and damp, but not soggy. A good idea is to plant annuals around the base of the clematis, plant a low growing shrub to shade the roots, or mulch the ground around the base of the clematis plant to help keep the soil and roots cool.

By |November 4th, 2014|Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on The Amazing Clematis