When our aunt gave us a cute little Japanese maple, we had no idea of what it would grow up to be. So we tucked it in the planting bed outside our dining room. Years later, with it's top branches brushing the eaves it had definitely outgrown its space! Procrastinators that we are, it took awhile to actually get around to moving it to a more appropriate space. First of all, we needed to make a space by removing a dying shrub. Then, we were in the wrong season (spring). So, it wasn’t until late fall of 2012 that we actually got around to the job.
We had our trusty landscape company tackle the job – which was a little more difficult than anticipated due to a recent heavy rain, our lovely clay soil and the large size the cute little sapling had grown into. But Reyes Landscaping did a great job.
The big, heavy root ball. Dragging to the new spot. Happy tree!
Lesson learned: make sure you put the right plant in the right place. The City of Seattle has a fabulous website and resources for helping to figure it all out: http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/MyLawnGarden/ChoosingtheRightPlants/index.htm
Need a quote for your landscaping job? Contact Rodolfo Reyes at Reyes Landscaping, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-823- 0512.
Here are some great ideas for organizing your garden tools, pots, soil and everything that seems to pile up in the corner of the garage – at least that's what happens at our house. Where did that weed puller go?
From Martha Stewart and Home Depot, a great way to quickly get your tools organized: Trellis Organizer
Feeling handy? Build your own bench – plans.
Or you could just buy one – pottingbenches.com.
Here's a very nice explanation of how an irrigation system works from Rainbird. Who needs an irrigation system in the rainy Northwest, you might say? Pretty much anyone who wants a green lawn and non-stressed plants at the end of September – unless you're really into dragging hoses and sprinklers around your yard. Did you know the average rainfall for Seattle is only about 3" for July through September? Hardly makes up for the other nine months, but we'll take what we can get.