South Hill Landscaping Service

South Hill Landscaping Service

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1202 26th Ave Court, Milton, WA 98354
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South Hill Landscaping Service

Your yard is an extension of your home and as such, is an extension of you. South Hill 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 South Hill Landscaping Company offering everything from design services to lawn mowing, and everything in between. Your qualified GPAK South Hill landscaper will transform your ideas into a reality, while making your landscape the envy of your neighbors.

Our South Hill 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

South Hill 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 South Hill and the surrounding region offers, if it is to be successful.

Do you need a South Hill landscaper to bring your ideas to life? Are you looking for a South Hill 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 South Hill landscaping needs.

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South Hill, WA Tidbits

South Hill's Meridian Avenue is frequently the subject of negative reviews. The motorists who regularly use vilify the time that they consume as they attempt to move around as well as its congestion. Many motorists have also noticed that below the normal street marker there is a sign that is colored brown that states that Meridian was called Ball/wood Road at one time while they are waiting at intersections. This is all very confusing to these motorists.

The oldest planned street in South Hill is considered to be Meridian Avenue. In 1888, a group of local residents petitioned Pierce County to construct a road to the farm of a man named Carl Muhler, also known as Swamp Muhler from the city limit of Puyallup. Mr. Muhler, owned a hop farm just east of what is currently known as the Pierce County airport.

In April of 1889, a survey, also known as locating and viewing, was begun and in May of that same year the survey was completed. The route chosen went south for a distance of five miles next to the centerline of Township 19. That location is about at the current intersection of Meridian Avenue and 160th Street East. Then the surveyors turned eastward and marked to the Muhler farm, which was approximately one extra mile. The current terminus would be at approximately 110th Avenue. For all of this work, the records show that the members of the survey team were paid $102.30.

In 1889, at their regular meeting the County Commissioners accepted the report of the survey team. The road was ordered to be constructed. Reportedly, the road was built with regular county labor and was 30 feet wide. There wasn't any indication that a contractor was involved in the construction of the road. The name Ball/Wood Road was derived in 1905 from a petition to the Commissioners when 43 residents wrote and asked for grading, graveling, and straightening one mile of Ball and Wood Road.

There is no reasonable explanation as to the reason that the route was named the Ball/Wood Road. However, the initial petitioners had to post a $200 bond and agree to pay all expenses and costs that might be incurred by the view and survey of the road in order to get the original road started. In 1889, the bond was furnished. The two principals who signed the bond were named George Ball and Harvey Ball. Therefore, it should be is obvious that the road was named for Mr. Wood and Mr. Ball in recognition of this gesture. The original petition was also signed by both men.

Although not nest to the current route of Meridian Avenue the road was extended to the Graham region in 1910. Instead it was constructed across from what is currently known as the closed county landfill and next to 110th Avenue. At around 188th Street, the road connected with the current Meridian, and in some locations can still be seen.

Meridian Avenue has been known by numerous names over the years, such as the Meridian Street Extension, Farm to Market Road, the Puyallup/Graham Road, and the Bal/Wood Road. However, the first name was the Ball/Wood Road, which is the most historic.

South Hill was hit by some Japanese balloon bombs during WW II, although this isn't well known. In order to disrupt our war effort on the west coast of the US, their plan was to start massive forest fires. The actual bombs were carried by aerial balloons. As the result of the great prevailing east to west, high altitude winds, currently known as the Jet Stream, those aerial balloons launched in Japan and traveled to the US. When the balloon would actually descend and explode was determined by barometric switches and timers. Some 25 of these balloons were recorded in the state of Washington altogether approximately 7,000 balloons were launched. The points of impact were located all around the West Coast of the Canada and the U.S., while some went as far east as Michigan.

In 1945 a bomb fell on South Hill according to federal records. In the National Archives database, it is the only one listed for South Hill. However, current local people who resided in South Hill at the time insist that there were a minimum of two bombs.

One family who lived in South Hill at that time recorded a bomb that landed close to their home. Actually it landed in an orchard on the Massie family farm. The location was close to what is currently known as Pierce County Airport. The Massie family has some physical evidence to preserve this occurrence. Because Mr. Massie cut the balloon into pieces and saved the scraps as souvenirs, the bomb must not have exploded. In addition, he recorded the landing as March 1, 1945, which was different than the date in the records of the National Archives. At the same time that he cut the balloon up, Mr. Massie also made a hand written note about the date. Mr. Art Massie shared both of these items with members from the South Hill Historical Society. It is unknown why this incident was never entered into the Federal database.

Therefore, during WWII the residents of South Hill experienced some of the stresses of wartime. These stresses were primarily incoming enemy explosives that landed close by. To many who have come to this region since then, these stories by the old timers provide a quite unique account about the wartime period in South Hill.

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