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Yard Care

 UPCOMING CLASSES

Water Smart in the Garden
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th Street
Dry summers and wet winters bring Northwest gardeners seasonal challenges to keeping lawns and gardens healthy. Learn how to design and plant to take advantage of both extremes – from drought tolerant plants to rain gardens. We will explore plant choices, review best planting techniques and discuss water management techniques for both winter and summer. Register for Water Smart in the Garden.

Drip Irrigation
Saturday, May 11, 10am to 12pm
McAuliffe Park, 10824 NE 116th Street
Learn how easy it is to water your garden with resource-efficient drip irrigation! This class features a lecture, garden tour and hands-on opportunity to assemble components of a drip irrigation system. Please dress for the weather. Register for Drip Irrigation.

Gardening with Nature
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th Street 
Join City of Kirkland and Tilth Alliance for this evening class and learn how to make your yard and garden healthy and beautiful – without working too hard! By making a few simple changes and working with nature in your yard, you can have a great looking landscape that’s easier to care for and healthier for families, pets, wildlife, and the environment. Register for Gardening with Nature.

Hands-on Natural Yard and Lawn Care
Saturday, May 18, 10am to 12pm
McAuliffe Park, 10824 NE 116th Street
Join City of Kirkland and Tilth Alliance for a hands-on exploration of yard care tools and techniques. Here’s your opportunity to learn about lawn care, explore potential alternatives lawn, get the “dirt” on soil - and get your questions answered by the experts. This class features a short lecture, garden tour and hands-on outdoor activities. Please dress for the weather. Register for Hands-on Natural Yard and Lawn Care.


What’s the Problem?

Our yards can enhance the beauty of our homes, be a source of pride and be a great place for relaxing. But in taking care of our lawns and gardens, we often use water inefficiently, produce a lot of yard waste and overuse chemicals that are bad for the environment and our families’ health.

What Can We Do? Twinberry

By making some simple changes in how we care for our yards, we can have great looking landscapes that are easier to care for and healthier for families, pets, wildlife and our environment.

Natural yard care is the practice of working with nature in the maintenance of our yards and gardens. It requires less water, less chemicals and less time than conventional yard care.

Start with these 5 steps:

1. Build healthy soil with compost and mulch
2. Plant right for your site
3. Practice smart watering
4. Think twice before using pesticides
5. Practice natural lawn care

Planning a landscaping project? Kirkland property owners may be eligible for up to $3,500 in rebates! Learn more about our Yard Smart Rain Rewards program. 

Resources

Natural Yard Careexternal link icon- Tips, resources and materials for taking care of your yard and garden naturally. All workshop resources can be found here.

Grasscycling (PDF) – Information on mulch-mowing for a healthy yard.

The Garden Hotlineexternal link icon- Individualized solutions to garden problems that are practical, safe, effective, and natural. Ask Garden Hotline staff questions about your Northwest garden.

Northwest Native Plant Guidelinks to external site– A guide to creating your own native plant landscape. Includes a native plant guide, landscaping plans and how-to articles.

Noxious Weeds in King Countyexternal link icon- Weed identification guide and resources for noxious weed control.

Public Works
Engineering
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal

Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902