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French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

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Light Up Your Landscape

Make Your Outdoor Living Space Inviting with Control Lighting Portland homeowners can add hardscaping, and a patio cover with a fire pit to expand outdoor living space and increase enjoyment during inclement weather. What they may overlook is the importance of landscape lighting. Portland’s  winter months bring dark days—many residents feel disheartened at the prospect of leaving for work in darkness and arriving back home in darkness. Landscape lighting can make an outdoor space feel cozy and inviting, even during Portland’s soggy winter season. (more…)

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Area All Year Long – Add the Perfect Covered Structure

outdoor-covered-structure-roof-design-300x199Covered outdoor living areas offer a year-round oasis for relaxing and entertaining. Landscape East & West will work with you to create a unique patio cover, pergola, or other covered structure that’s perfect for your landscape. Because covered patios and decks have become a sought-after element among homebuyers, homes with covered structures tend to earn a higher resale price. A wood pergola or other covered structure adds functional square footage to the home, extending your usable living space. After adding a covered outdoor structure, many homeowners find they enjoy the outdoors more frequently throughout the year. And in our drizzly Pacific Northwest climate, being able to enjoy the outdoors for more of the year is a huge plus. (more…)

Have You Visited Hillsboro’s Artfull Garden?

Portland Landscaping Gardens and PlantsA garden-lover’s delight, the Artfull Garden is much appreciated by our Hillsboro landscaping team. With a variety of garden supplies, gazing balls, fused glass, handcrafted items from local artists, and other one-of-a-kind finds, the Artfull Garden is the ideal place to find all the accessories that you need to make your garden a sanctuary. (more…)

Planning Your Spring Hardscaping Project

Hillsboro Patio & Water FeatureAs Portland’s winter rains settle in, it’s the perfect time to think about improvements for next year. This is especially true for those dreaming of outdoor living area renovations. Every year, we receive springtime calls for patio updates and other hardscaping projects. Unfortunately, by then we are already booked solid for the season! That’s why we’re encouraging you to plan ahead. Fall and winter are ideal seasons for getting your next big outdoor project started with careful planning. In this post we walk you through planning steps for outdoor hardscaping projects. (more…)

Hillsboro Landscapers Create Custom Outdoor Kitchen & More

Custom Fireplace Design in HillsboroToday we’re featuring one of our recent Hillsboro landscaping efforts. Our clients required elegance as well as functionality for their new landscaping, as they were preparing to host their grandchild´s wedding. Their goal was to convert their own space into a graceful, serviceable location for the big event. Fortunately, our clients had the foresight to contact our team early in order to complete their project early. In fact, we finished it a full year before the wedding. (more…)

Shade Plant Recommendations for the Pacific Northwest

Hillsboro Oregon Landscaping PlantsWhat grows well in the shade? That’s a question we commonly field from our Portland landscaping clients. Here in the Portland metro area, different communities see different weather patterns, different soil compositions, and slightly different growing conditions. What does well in a shady Lake Oswego yard may not survive in a shady backyard in Hillsboro. Landscaping depends on multiple inputs, from soil condition to light patterns. Each yard also has its own microclimates influencing growth. As such, there is no simple answer to the shade question. Every yard has its own unique growing conditions, which may or may not support the requirements of specific shady plants. Speaking with a landscaping expert can give you insight into the type of plants that will thrive in your yard. (more…)

Moisture Sensor Installation Benefits for Hillsboro Landscaping

Hillsboro Landscaping for HOALawns and water are hot subjects every summer, especially during low-water years. To take the work out of lawn watering, homeowners and homeowner associations (HOAs) often use automatic sprinklers. While a Hillsboro sprinkler installation makes watering the lawn effortless, it may also be inefficient if the sprinklers turn on while it rains or after a shower. To save water and keep your lawn green, our irrigation experts recommend installing sprinkler systems with moisture sensors. (more…)

Portland Landscaping Company Completes Boxwood Blight Mitigation

L&C 2Introduced to North America in the mid-1600s by European settlers, boxwood is a low-maintenance shrub that Portland, Oregon, landscapers shape into neat hedges or mounds. During winter 2015, we were contracted for a single project that involved removing boxwoods infected with boxwood blight at Lewis and Clark College. Landscape East & West’s Portland landscaping maintenance crew worked in the college’s Three Fish and Circle Knot Gardens to mitigate the spread of the plant disease. This project was identified and its scope developed by Lewis and Clark College. (more…)

Project Spotlight: Beaverton Backyard Transformed by Portland Landscapers

Portland Landscaping Retaining Wall DesignFunctionality and visual appeal are just two of the ultimate goals of many landscaping and installation projects. With an old retaining wall and drainage problems, our Beaverton clients knew that they could do better. In order to tackle their backyard dilemmas, the homeowners contacted our Portland landscaping company at the perfect time, early March 2015. Because the design and installation process each take about three to four weeks at minimum, we encourage all of our potential clients to contact us as early in the year as possible. Thanks to our client’s forethought, we were able to discuss their goals and concerns, as well as complete the design process and installation, before summer was in full swing. (more…)
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