Lake Tapps Landscaping Service

Lake Tapps Landscaping Service

(206) 854-2775
1202 26th Ave Court, Milton, WA 98354
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Lake Tapps Landscaping Service

Your yard is an extension of your home and as such, is an extension of you. Lake Tapps Landscaping design is an art, where multiple elements must come together to create a unified whole. Once the project is complete, a Tacoma landscaper must maintain those elements so the entirety of the design remains coherent.

Federal Way Landsacape Co Landscaping and Design is a full service Lake Tapps Landscaping Company offering everything from design services to lawn mowing, and everything in between. Your qualified GPAK Lake Tapps landscaper will transform your ideas into a reality, while making your landscape the envy of your neighbors.

Our Lake Tapps Services Include:

  • Hardscapes - Pavers, Pathways, Patio Extentions
  • Landscaping - Design, Construction, Maintenance
  • Lawns - Edging, Fertilizing, Mowing, Sod, Overseeding, Thatching
  • Preasure Washing - Driveways, Homes, Sidewalks, Walkways
  • Pruning - Shaping & Sculpturing, Topiary, Trimming
  • Retaining Walls - Brick, Block, Rock Walls
  • Spray Service - Moss, Weeds, Plant & Tree Pest Control
  • Spreading - Bark, Gravel
  • Yard Services - Black Berry Removal, Fall Clean Up, Gutter Cleaning

Lake Tapps Landscaping Service Experts

Transforming an outdoor space into something truly magnificent starts with help from a professional landscaper with regional experience. This is important because landscaping in the Pacific Northwest is far different than anywhere else in the country. Your landscaping design must reflect the advantages and limitations that a place like Lake Tapps and the surrounding region offers, if it is to be successful.

Do you need a Lake Tapps landscaper to bring your ideas to life? Are you looking for a Lake Tapps landscaping company that you can trust to keep your yard looking great? Do you need some specialized landscaping care? Call us today at (206) 854-2775 for all of your Lake Tapps landscaping needs.

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Lake Tapps, WA Tidbits

In 1911, The Puget Power Energy Company developed Lake Tapps was in order to generate hydro-electric power. Originally the region was comprised of four separate lakes that included Church Lake, Crawford Lake, Lake Tapps, and Lake Kirtley. The four lakes were joined together when two and a half miles of earthen dams permitted the water level of Lake Tapps to increase by 35 feet.

There are 2,566 acers of surface area on the surface of the lake. The hake had a storage capacity of 46,655 acre/feet of water. This is only 13 miles less than that of Seattle's Lake Washington and there are 45 miles of shoreline on Lake Tapps.

The water supply for Lake Tapps comes directly from the White River. The headwaters of this river are located on the northeastern slopes of Mount Rainier. There is glacier dust in this mountain runoff, which provides Lake Tapps with its beautifully unique color of green.

Large runs of fish, such as steelhead and salmon migrate annually up the White River. A fish trap is maintained next to the diversion flume, which is upstream from the inlet of Lake Traps, of the Puget Power Company by the US Army Corps of Engineers. These fish are transported by a special tanker truck after they are trapped and released further upstream into the Mud Mountain Dam Reservoir, This allows them to continue migrating.

In 1854, the Medicine Creek Treaty was signed and Governor Isaac Stevens relegated the Native Indians to reservations. Unrest soon started because they were once a free roaming people, and the Native Indians realized how confined they were to be. The Puget Sound Indian War began on Connell's Prairie when two men named Lieutenant James McAllister and Michael Connell were ambushed at the location of where the road crossed the swamp and the Native Indians, who were hidden by fallen timber, were ambushed in 1855, in what is known as the Puget Sound Indian War. The next day the Native Indians went across the White River and nine people were killed including women and children and then, a few days later returned to Connell's Prairie to once again in order to ambush innocent victims. A man named Joseph Miles and a Colonel Benton Miles were some of the investigators of the attach. It wasn't long before the Naches Trail, which was known as the immigrant road and then known as the Military Road, which provided a quicker path between Fort Walla Walla and Steilacoom.

William Kelly and his wife, siblings and father, who was named Nathan, arrived in the region in 1894, and, in 1910, established the Kelly Farm. Both his father and William claimed land on the banks of Finnell's Creek, which encompassed the prairie that had initially been settled by a man named Reuben Finnell, who had been abandoned the land during the Puget Sound Indian War and the Native Indians burned his barn and cabin. During the 1800's William served as the auditor for Pierce County and they both served in the legislature for the Washington Territory.

The Kelley Farm also donated land for a one room school house. The school teacher named Amy Ryan, who was only 19 years old at the time, wrote of her keeping a hatchet on her school desk in order to protect herself and her student from wildlife, cougars, and Native Indians when she taught in 1897. In 1963, the Kelley Lake School finally closed, when it merged with the neighboring school districts that were larger.

Lake Tapps has approximately 45 miles of shoreline and has a surface area of approximately 4.5 square miles. The local terrain has numerous islands, peninsulas, and inlets and is the shape of the shoreline is rather complex. There were many smaller lakes, such as Lake Traps, prior to the reservoir being created. A series of dikes holds the reservoir in place. The lake has also been known to hold many fish such as tiger musky, perch, smallmouth bass, and carp.

Water is routed into a flume that empties into the eastern side of Lake Tapps by a diversion dam on the White River, which is close to Buckley. Initially, had been routed to the Dieringer Powerhouse, located on the westward side of Lake Tapps in order to generate hydroelectricity, and then the water was returned to the White River, approximately 20 miles downstream from the diversion dam. While there is no longer any generation of power, the water will still be diverted and returned to the river. Between October and April, the lake level lowered in order to manage aquatic plants as well as the purpose of flood control. It isn't useable foe recreation the remaining half of the year.

On the White River, the is basically a fish trap that catches salmon while they are migrating upstream. Trucks transport these fish and they are released upriver of Mud Mountain Dam that blocks the migration of salmon.

Lake Tapps is considered a community in its own right. However, the region that surrounds the reservoir is a portion of the community of Bonney Lake. The community of Auburn is located on the northernmost boundary of Lake Tapps.

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