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HOW YOU CAN HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES

HOW YOU CAN HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES

You can make a difference to those devastated by wildfires. Below is a list of the many programs that are supporting fire relief efforts. 1. Oregon State Fair Foundation  The Oregon State Fair Foundation is collecting donations to help aid The Oregon State Fairgrounds which are accommodating displaced animals and sheltering thousands of people who have lost their homes. For more...
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MANAGING LEAVES IN THE FALL

MANAGING LEAVES IN THE FALL

September is upon us, and with that comes the changing of the seasons, pumpkin spice lattes, and falling leaves. As gorgeous as the change in scenery is, it’s essential to be aware of the potential damage resulting from excessive fallen leaves. Aside from being an eyesore, accumulations of leaves can cause a severe amount of damage to your property. The first problem to be aware of is clogged...
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LANDSCAPING + REAL ESTATE

LANDSCAPING + REAL ESTATE

An underappreciated aspect of property selling, leasing, and buying is evaluating the quality and maintenance requirements of landscaping. Much focus is placed on electricity, heating and cooling, etc., but don’t underestimate the value that quality landscaping can bring to a property. Just think about it, if you saw two clones of the exact same property, but one had a gorgeous, well-manicured...
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FALL UPDATE

FALL UPDATE

We have a few exciting announcements related to our Green Acres Landscape Nursery on Gaffin Road. This week, we will be having a big sale (up to 50% off many items), slightly modifying our hours, and focusing on growing our own product, just for you!  From August 25-30, we will have our biggest sale ever.  The sale will include 25% – 50% off select plants, trees, and flowers, and...
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WHEN & HOW TO TRIM YOUR HEDGES

WHEN & HOW TO TRIM YOUR HEDGES

Pruning, trimming, and shaping hedges in your yard can be a much bigger and more meticulous job than people realize. Not only is it a time-consuming, physical task, but a rushed or poorly planned pruning project may seriously damage your hedges. Typically built from many shrubs planted tightly in a row, hedges are used to frame and border a yard. They can be a great natural way to provide...
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THE BENEFITS OF SYNTHETIC TURF

THE BENEFITS OF SYNTHETIC TURF

Let’s be honest, keeping a vibrant, green lawn requires significant time, energy, and money. You have to consistently mow, rake, fertilize, weed, and water. While the payoff is great, for some people, it’s just not worth the effort.  Fortunately, there is one alternative that has been “growing” in popularity over the last five years: synthetic turf. At Green Acres Landscape, we have been...
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