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How To – Seasonal Start-up for Your Generator

Learn how to get your generator ready for the stormy season.  If you're like most folks around the Pacific Northwest, your generator just sits around until the power goes out due to wind, snow, or ice storms.  Now is the time to pull your generator out of hibernation and make sure it's ready [...]

By | 2017-10-24T04:18:59+00:00 October 24th, 2017|How-To, Video|Comments Off on How To – Seasonal Start-up for Your Generator

Reasons to Replace Your Furnace Filter

It's that time of the year where colder temperatures are making it necessary to turn up that old heat dial on the furnace.  Before the really cold temps get here, it would really be a good idea to change your furnace filters.  Watch the video from our store manager, Jim, as he explains [...]

By | 2017-10-24T05:19:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Video|Comments Off on Reasons to Replace Your Furnace Filter

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 | 2017-07-19T05:08:13+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Lawn & Garden, Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Introduction to Hydrangeas – Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms

Mum’s The Word

MUMS the Word! If you're a fan of vibrant colors in late summer, then Mums (Chrysanthemums) are a great perennial to have in your landscape. There are different varieties that bloom in the Spring too, but the Fall blooming varieties are here at Johnsons right now. They are great in sunny [...]

By | 2016-09-30T14:31:48+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Mum’s The Word

FALL is for Planting

Late Summer and Fall are excellent times to plant new fruit trees and almost all other plants here Western Washington. Check out this great Fruit Tree Resource Guide from the Washington State University Extension office of Western Washington. Here's a list of Fruit Trees we have in stock right now (as of Aug 25th 2016). [...]

By | 2016-08-25T21:19:05+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on FALL is for Planting

Fruit Tree Transplant Season

March & early April, and late Summer are the perfect times of year to plant new fruit trees here Western Washington.  Believe it or not, Eastern Washington isn't the only place that can grow and produce fruit.  If fact, there many varieties of fruit trees that do very well here. The coastal maritime climate of [...]

By | 2016-08-25T17:37:22+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Fruit Tree Transplant Season

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 | 2016-02-09T19:48:07+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Growing Citrus Trees in the Northwest

Deck Maintenance

The last days of Summer are here and can be great months to start preparing your deck for winter.  Because the weather is typically dry during late summer and early fall, now is a good time to do some deck maintenance. There's nothing like a gathering of family and friends on a back-yard deck, but [...]

By | 2015-09-04T17:06:36+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Deck Maintenance

Summer Pond Maintenance

Water gardens and ponds can be a central feature of your landscape, but also be a great source of peace and relaxation.  But just like everything else around your house, they need some regular maintenance to keep them healthy.  In fact, you should think of your pond as a single living organism. No matter how [...]

By | 2015-07-15T18:01:36+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Summer Pond Maintenance

Early Spring Plant Preprotection

If you haven't already noticed, we're having an unusually warm winter this year.  While it's great for the ol' heating bill, it has the potential to ruin your plants.  But have no fear, we have some simple suggestions to help you though the rest of the winter and early spring, should we have more frosty [...]

By | 2015-02-13T21:52:00+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Lawn & Garden, Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Early Spring Plant Preprotection