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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

Reblooming Orchids

Don’t throw that orchid away, get it to rebloom! Talk about flower power! Orchids, especially Phalaenopsis or moth orchids, can bloom for months. Moth orchids are easy to find, relatively inexpensive and one of the easiest orchids to grow. But, plant parents are asking themselves, how do I get them to rebloom? Paying attention to [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|How-To, Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Reblooming Orchids

Types of Pest Control Methods

Though not a popular topic of interest, pest control remains a part of everyone’s property maintenance checklist. For centuries, pest removal has been a serious concern for people. In fact, it has become part of our everyday life since we started growing crops. Over the centuries, pest control has evolved into several types, which have [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|How-To, Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Types of Pest Control Methods

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

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 |March 15th, 2016|Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Fruit Tree Transplant Season

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 |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 |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 |February 13th, 2015|Lawn & Garden, Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Early Spring Plant Preprotection

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