Landscape Master Planning

A property’s landscape is one of its biggest assets and maintaining it is often one of its largest expenses. Planning for landscape renovation(s) should take both of these factors into consideration. Sustainable development is typically expressed as the relationship between economic, environmental, and social factors. A landscape must take into account the cost of upkeep, […]

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Leaving Leaves Be

The end of the growing season is one of the most beautiful times of year in the northwest. The sun typically sticks around for a while even as daytime air temperatures are cooling, resulting in foggy mornings and dewy spider webs. As day length decreases, deciduous trees and shrubs begin pulling starches and sugars out […]

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Turf Maintenance Tips

Mowing Mowing two strips around the perimeter of turf and then mowing in straight lines perpendicular to this, alternating the pattern every other mow if possible, is usually the most effective method. Mow weekly during the growing season to assure you are not removing more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at a time. Sharpen […]

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Jensen, NLS join Monarch Landscape Holdings

Monarch Landscape Holdings acquired two more West Coast landscape companies. The terms of the deals were not disclosed. San Jose, Calif.-based Jensen Landscape and Woodinville, Wash.-based Northwest Landscape Services (NLS) are now part of the private equity-backed company that entered the market last May with the acquisition of Signature Landscape Services in Redmond, Wash. “I’m honored that landscape firms the caliber […]

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Bigger, better and still the best.

Signature Landscape Services and NLS (Northwest Landscape Services), the region’s leading commercial landscape companies, are pleased to announce their consolidation. With a continued commitment to excellence in customer service and innovative solutions, we are streamlining our operations under the Monarch Company umbrella. Clients of both companies will continue to experience the same familiar service and […]

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Closing the Loop

Beginning in the fall of 2014, NLS made the commitment to recycle 100% of the green waste material received at our facility in Woodinville. We average about 1,000 yards of green waste per week, and we were paying to have it recycled at a facility in Snohomish. NLS partnered with O2 Compost in Snohomish to […]

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