Category: Drainage Solutions

French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

View Our Handy French Drains Infographic and Learn More About French Drains (more…)

Portland Landscaping Project: Custom Mt. Tabor Transformation

Portland Landscaper Bluestone BridgeOur Portland landscaping team is always excited when they take on new projects. When we were asked to transform the outdoor space of a home at the foot of Mt. Tabor, we were thrilled to get started. This custom project features incredible details that showcase how our Portland and Hillsboro landscaping crews can bring homeowners’ visions to fruition. (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…)

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 Expert Discusses Overcoming Soggy Lawns

Portland Landscaping Lawn CareSodden lawns are not uncommon in Portland landscaping. Portland’s geology features layers of clay and undulating hills—two problematic features for lawn lovers. Clay-laden soil retains water; it creates a dense top layer (a “hardpan”), which is difficult to break through when planting new shrubs and trees. And Portland’s hilly topography naturally creates dells where water gathers. The Portland landscape dooms many lawns to suffer sogginess. (more…)

Permeable Paving Aids in Sustainable Portland Landscaping

Portland Permeable Paver DrivewayLike many sustainable Portland landscaping options, permeable pavers create a “win-win” situation. They can solve drainage issues for homeowners while also benefiting the city as a whole by decreasing watershed pollution. In this article we focus on how homeowners can benefit from the convenience of permeable pavers as a solution to drainage issues, especially when used as a construction material for driveways and pathways. We also note some issues with permeable pavers, so homeowners can decide if this is the best hardscaping answer for them. First, however, we discuss how permeability affects our community as a whole. (more…)

Project Spotlight: Portland Landscapers Turn Wet Backyard into Usable Living Area

Portland Landscaping Synthetic Turf InstallationA backyard is supposed to be a place that the whole family can enjoy. However, the clay soil at our client’s residence in Vancouver, Washington brought headaches and frustration. Not only did the family’s dog constantly track mud inside the home, the kids didn’t have a proper place to play. Our Portland landscaping experts teamed up with designer Clement Walsh, of Clement Walsh Landscape Design, and turned this wet backyard into a useable outdoor living space. (more…)

Project Spotlight: Drainage Solutions & More for Portland Homeowners

Portland Landscaping DesignWhen a family moved into their “builder’s special” Northeast Portland home, they knew they needed the assistance of a trusted, local landscaping company to help them with the aesthetic appeal of their property and the challenges that came with it. In the winter of 2014, my landscaping team and I worked with the family to address their wants and needs in order to create both a beautiful and functional low-maintenance landscape. (more…)

Portland Landscapers Discuss the Underground Workings of a French Drain [Infographic]

Portland Landscapers French DrainWant to learn more about French drains, how they work and how they can help transform a soggy lawn? The Portland landscaping experts at Landscape East & West have created a fun and informative infographic that answers these questions and many more. Learn about some common uses for French drains as well as advantages of this particular drainage system. Plus, get some fun facts about our local climate! Did you know that of Portland, Oregon’s average 40 inches of rainfall per year, 55% occurs in just a four month span? It’s true! (more…)

Tips on Water Efficient Irrigation Systems for Portland, Oregon Landscaping, by Kirk Lobb

portland landscaping drainageThe right irrigation system can provide efficient, cost-effective watering. By delivering water directly to plants, irrigation systems can minimize water lost to evaporation. Our experienced Portland, Oregon landscapers also take soil type, lot topography, and plant needs into account to deliver an irrigation system custom-made for your landscaping. With the right setup, you can expect to see 40% operation savings over the lifetime of your irrigation system. If you’re the type of consumer who doesn’t mind paying more up front to achieve significant savings in the long run, read on to learn about how to achieve cost savings with irrigation systems. (more…)
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