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Fertilizing Your Lawn in the Fall

When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, no time is more important to do so than during the autumn months. These are the months that your lawn is preparing itself for the harsh months of winter, and by fertilizing your grass you are strengthening it. At Creative Touch Landscaping, a Portland landscaping company, we offer […]

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Mowing Your Lawn in the Fall

Mowing your lawn is a fairly straightforward procedure. You may think that mowing your lawn is always the same, no matter what season it is, but you would be wrong. Mowing your lawn in the spring has a different effect on your grass than mowing it in the fall. At Creative Touch Landscaping, our Portland […]

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Winterizing Your Lawn

Fall is almost upon us, and that means that it’s time to take steps to protect your lawn and make sure it remains healthy through the winter. We have prepared a short list of things you can do to ensure that your lawn will survive the cold. During autumn, your grass will actually stop itself […]

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A Quick Guide for Landscape Lighting

You would be surprised how drastically some outdoor lighting can improve the look of your landscape. You can brighten up dark pathways and draw attention to the most dramatic aspects of your outdoor spaces. If not done correctly, however, your outdoor lighting system could be doing more harm than good. If you install lights that […]

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Protecting your Lawn from Crane Flies

The European Crane Fly, or the “Mosquito Eater” as it is commonly called, has become one of the most common and destructive pests in the Pacific Northwest. Contrary to its name, the European Crane Fly does not eat mosquitos. Crane Fly larvae actually feed on grass roots, and in large enough numbers they can completely […]

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Water Saving Devices for Landscaping

Technology has improved just about every aspect of our lives in the past decade or so, and it’s the same story in the landscaping business. With state-of-the-art technology, landscapers are using less water than ever. One relatively new and awesome water saving device is the weather sensor. Some have become so advanced that they can […]

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Water Hoarding Plants

All plants require water in order to live, but some plants can survive on a few drops where as others need a whole lot of H2O to remain healthy. If you are looking to conserve more water and are keeping that in mind before you get ready to plant a new garden, then it is […]

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Sprinkler Systems

Maintaining great looking grass and plants in your yard can be a difficult task. You need to water it at the correct time and make sure every part of the area gets plenty of water. Getting a sprinkler system that is controlled by a timer and automatically turns on and off at specified times will […]

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Sprinkler Systems as an Investment in Your Home’s Value

There are many people who feel the biggest advantage to owning an automatic sprinkler system is the convenience. They do not have to spend their valuable time watering by hand and or moving hoses around their lawn. Others say that a system extends the life of their lawn and landscaping beds, also lowering the water […]

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Summer Lawncare

During the summer, proper lawn care becomes extremely important. You will need to be very mindful when you are watering your lawn and monitor the amount of water you are using. Too much water can kill your lawn or stunt its growth by cutting off oxygen. Too little water and your lawn can get dehydrated, […]

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