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Old 07-07-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Can anyone recommend a great, reasonable gardener that can do weekly maintenance?

Just need basic mowing and blowing as I actually love gardening but can't commit to weekly upkeep.

Is there anything unique about gardening in the NW vs. CA or the northeast? I see many references to laying bark down. Does that mean mulching beds?
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Gardening in WA is about trying to grow what you want without growing what you don't want. Plants grow here with wild abandon. Blackberry bushes are a menace. Our climate is so plant friendly that tree service companies flourish because we're always having to keep the trees from growing over the houses.

And slugs. If you live near water, (even a puddle or tiny stream) the slugs will come and eat all your new bedding plants if you aren't careful. A couple of decades ago we planted all day only to wake up the next morning with little stubs in the ground. Tough lesson that was.

You can find gardeners everywhere and a handy membership to join is Angie's list where everyone reviews the contractors. You'll get plenty of flyers in your mail and at your door for lawn boys or you can just hire a service.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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We use Wilson enterprises out of Bellevue. They do handyman work and landscaping. I'm only familiar with their landscaping/mowing. They do a good job and show up when they say they will:
Wilson Enterprises in Bellevue, WA
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Thanks. Is there an average cost for weekly mowing? Although way cheaper there than in CA or NY, I wonder if you lack cheap labor.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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You could call Lake Washington Landworks/Taylor Creek Nursery (same company). They're in rural Maple Valley but go to Bellevue often to work. I used to live next door to them - Lucy (owner) is a nice gal with a really good crew. I don't know what she would charge you, though. If you call her, tell her I said hi! (she'll recognize me by our cat, I think).
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