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February 7, 2022
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Here’s Why You Should Let The Pros Handle Spring Sprinkler Startups

From diagnosing problems to saving you time, there are many reasons why you should let the professionals at Colonial Lawn & Garden handle your sprinkler system startup this spring.
January 10, 2022
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Why You Need To Include De-Thatching To Your Yard Care To-Do List

Keeping some thatch in your lawn is a good thing, but too much of a good thing can be bad. Learn about this common organic material and why it's important to de-thatch your lawn at least once a year.
December 13, 2021
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Pro Composting Tips For An Environmentally Friendly Yard

Aside from the nutritional benefits provided to your soil, composting is a great way to spruce up your landscaping beds. And unlike mulch or landscaping rocks, you can actually make compost in your backyard!
November 16, 2021
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Why You Should Have Yard Equipment Inspected In The Off-Season

Now's the time to have your yard equipment inspected, repaired, and maintained by a professional from Colonial Lawn & Garden. We'll make sure your tools are fully functional and ready to go next spring!
October 18, 2021
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Can Smoke From Wildfires Affect The Health Of Your Garden?

Wildfire are getting worse with each passing year. And unfortunately, all that smoke often gets blown across eastern Washington, affecting the air quality. Can it affect our gardens as well? We'll explore that in today's blog.
September 14, 2021
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Keep An Eye Out For These Common Lawn Fungi Found In Washington

If you've got a stubborn brown spot in your lawn, it may not be the result of poor moisture or fertilizer levels. It could actually be a fungal infection. Learn how to identify the most common types of lawn fungi in Washington state.
August 23, 2021

Now’s The Time To Consider Fall Pest Control

As fall's cooler weather sets in next month, you'll probably start to notice more bugs inside than usual. Bugs seek shelter in the cold just like humans, but that doesn't mean we have to tolerate them in our homes. Keep them out with perimeter pest control spray.
July 19, 2021

Washington Trees You’ll Want To Plant ASAP

In Washington, there are many beautiful things to admire, especially here in Yakima and the surrounding areas. Why not bring some of that beauty to your own home, so that every day you can be pleased with what you see when you look out the window? Adding flowering trees to your landscaping and garden is the perfect way to do this. You can wake up and see your purple or white flowering trees while drinking your morning cup of caffeine.
June 21, 2021

How To Enhance Your Landscape With Mulch Or Rocks

Looking to make your landscape really pop? Landscaping rocks or mulching is the way to go! They both provided added beauty and help keep your garden beds, trees, and shrubs happy. Learn about your options for this popular landscape enhancement.
May 28, 2021

Best Flowers To Plant In Washington State Gardens

Wondering what to plant in your Washington garden? We've found the perfect perennials to add some color to your flower beds! And some are native plants to boot!
April 26, 2021

Why You Should Invest In An Irrigation System

See how installing and keeping up with an irrigation system can save you time, money, and bring your lawn so many benefits!
March 24, 2021
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Why Gutters Are Important For Your Home

Gutters play such a vital role in protecting our homes, but we often take them for granted - even forgetting to clean them. Since spring is gutter-cleaning season, learn about the crucial part they play in keeping our homes safe!
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