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Welcome to our blog!

We wanted a good place to share great projects and some of our expertise with our clients and the world at large, so when we put this new site together, it was important to us to include an awesome blog.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out some of our posts. We can always be reached through the contact info at the bottom of the page, feel free to give us a call with any questions.

Spring is on the way!

The sun is starting to come out here in Vancouver, and our schedule is filling customers who want their homes and businesses cared for by the best landscapers in town. Last year saw a long, hot summer, so many of our clients are looking to get their grass installation and other landscape construction projects started now so they’ll look good all through 2016.

Fresh Dirt Clean Grass

Sod and Grass Installation in Vancouver

Our crews are excited to trade out their sweatshirts for sun-shaded safety glasses, and everyone at J’s is excited to show off some of our awesome projects this year. We’ll keep things fresh here on this blog, and hope you come back to check in on us.

Pacific Northwest Crane fly

This is the best time of year to have your yard checked for crane fly. Yards with wet spots or many low points are particularly susceptible to this insect.

A crane fly infestation may be not totally evident at this time of the year, but over the course of the growing season, they can do a lot of damage to an untreated yard. Treatments and awareness of the presence of crane fly larvae in the late winter is the most effective preventive measure. They’re closer to the surface in this weather, ready to eat away the root systems of your grass, leading to patchy spots and dying grass.

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Crane fly is one of the more common pest problems that afflicts Vancouver landscapes. Many of our customers will request several control applications during the course of the year, and our crews can apply it during their routine landscaping service.

Whether you’re one of our landscape maintenance customers, or just a Vancouver and Portland metro area homeowner looking to preserve the health of their grass, make sure your yard is not already home to these unwelcome visitors.

We had an unusually hot, long summer here in the Pacific Northwest last year– don’t subject your grass to any extra stress by making sure it won’t fall victim to a pest problem just when it’s finally beginning to grow again. Whether it’s crane fly treatment, winter fertilizer, or just the expert attention of a professional landscaper, your yard will thank you for going with J’s Custom Landscaping. Give us a call and we can get your yard the care it needs in all seasons.