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How to Plant a Tree in 4 Steps

Let’s talk trees. Big or small, trees add a unique dimension to your landscaping. They offer shade on a hot summer day, display colorful leaves to admire from your porch, and much more. 405 more words

Water, Water Everywhere

Well, actually, water isn’t really everywhere, is it? When I was growing up, there was always a bucket in the shower and one in the sink to collect extra water. 173 more words

1 down, 999,999 to go!

Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees campaign, an ambitious project to plant one million trees across King County by 2020 to combat climate change, promote healthy forests, and make our communities healthier and more resilient for all residents, be they people, fish, birds, or orcas! 99 more words

What King County Is Doing

Earth Week, our favorite week

Earth Day is around the corner and King County’s Easy Being Green provides ideas for starting a green lifestyle habit and makes the point that small, cumulative environmental actions can lead to positive changes. 245 more words

What King County Is Doing

What Perennials Are Easiest to Grow in Your Region?

The best tip for having a beautiful and plentiful garden all summer long is to find the right plants that will thrive in your garden. Once you find the perfect plants, even the worst green thumb will have a glowing garden! 585 more words

Home Maintenance


Going green can make all the difference to saving money and conserving energy and water. 

Check Home Equipment and Appliances

Check home equipment like air condition units, furnaces, dryer vents and hot water heaters to make sure they’re running efficiently.  578 more words

Green Living

7 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips To Save You Money

Laundry seems like a menial task, but it has a much larger impact on the environment than most people think. The average household does 400 loads of laundry a year consuming about 13,500 gallons of water. 521 more words