Category: Drainage Solutions

Springtime Landscaping and Gardening Tips

May 2018

Enjoy Your Beautiful Spring Garden Spring officially began on March 20th and this year the spectacular Pacific Northwest cherry blossoms arrived right on time. Since then spring has been blooming all around us. While we may have some gray skies and rainy days ahead, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by a rainbow of colorful flowers. If you’re a homeowner, that means spring landscaping is already on your mind. (more…)

French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

October 2017

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

Portland Landscaping Project: Custom Mt. Tabor Transformation

October 2015

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

October 2015

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

August 2015

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

July 2015

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

July 2015

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

February 2015

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

January 2015

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]

August 2014

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…)
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