Tag: gardening

Don’t Stress Out about Your Lawn this Summer

Lawns in western Washington don’t require irrigation to survive. If you don’t mind a brown lawn during the summer, your lawn will green up again when the rains return in the fall. Watering deeply once a month in summer helps…

Yard Smart Rain Rewards

Do you live in the Juanita Creek watershed? Are any of your roof’s downspouts connected to Kirkland’s stormwater system?  If you answered “yes” to both of these 2 questions, then your property may be eligible for the Yard Smart Rain…

Sheet Mulch to Smother Weeds and Build Soil

When I first moved into my house, sheet mulching quickly became my new best friend in the quest to turn my front garden bed – a sea of weeds – back into something resembling a garden. Sheet mulching is a…

Green Kirkland Partnership volunteer restoration event

Become a Steward for Our Watershed

Are you feeling inspired to take action to protect our environment? You can make a difference to our Kirkland watershed by becoming a Soil and Water Steward with Tilth Alliance or a Green Kirkland Steward with Green Kirkland Partnership. Both…

worm bin bedding made of leaves and shredded cardboard

Turn Garbage into Gold and Rot Into Riches!

Guest post by Maren Neldam, Environmental Program Coordinator at Seattle Tilth Compost happens. In a natural ecosystem, plants and animals regularly add organic matter to the soil through physiological and biological processes. These organic deposits feed a whole world of…

12 Green Habits for the New Year

Kirkland is a pretty eco-conscious city, and we’re proud of all the work our community does to keep the planet healthy. But even the greenest of us might have little environmental blind spots — ingrained habits that we don’t think…

I Heart Kirkland Trees

Back when I first graduated from college, I led tree-planting projects throughout the Cascade Foothills. Rain or shine, volunteers would bundle up in their rain gear and join me every weekend to trudge through the woods, sometimes sinking up to…