Category: Hillsboro

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…)

What are the Costs of Patio Installation?

Portland Patio Design with PaversAs homeowners prioritize the creation of outdoor living spaces, patios are perennially popular projects. A patio creates a space for the year-round enjoyment and use of your landscaping. Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the costs of different options for patio materials and installation. Since patio pricing ranges widely depending on multiple variables, we will explore various options. We will also showcase Landscape East & West’s unparalleled patio design and build services, and how our Portland-metro and Hillsboro landscape contractors can assist you with creating your outdoor oasis. (more…)

Portland Landscaping Challenges Yield Beautiful Solutions

Portland Landscaping Patio DesignLiving atop a hill can certainly provide ample and usable space if designed and landscaped in a way that best suits a homeowner’s needs. However, additional space isn’t the only item a contractor and designer should keep in mind. There can be challenges with a sloped yard, such as drainage, retaining wall construction, and more. This type of space requires creativity and thoughtful planning. (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…)

Permitting Tips from Portland & Hillsboro Landscapers

Double Falls Water Feature for Portland LandscapingWhen working with a landscaping contractor on a design or build project, it’s important to ensure the proper municipal permits are in order. Every city has its own unique permitting requirements. In our area, landscape building permit requirements in Hillsboro and Portland share many similarities, but there are also important code differences between the two cities. If new construction fails to meet city code, several problems could ensue. First, new construction could be unsafe and harm people or the environment. Municipal building laws keep the public and our shared environmental assets safe by requiring minimum structural and environmental standards for construction. Second, if you decide to sell your house, the sale could be hampered by any non-permitted work done by unscrupulous landscapers in Hillsboro or Portland. Finally, when you do decide to bring your home up to code, the permitting fees are often doubled for work that wasn’t done properly the first time around. So filing the right permits saves you money in the long run. (more…)

Prepping Your Hillsboro Landscaping for Winter Rains

Hillsboro Landscaping Winter is coming, and we want to help Portland-metro and Hillsboro homeowners, who enjoy landscaping and gardening, get ready for the upcoming months. Today, we’re taking a special look at the city of Hillsboro. Like gardeners everywhere, Hillsboro landscapers can benefit from pre-planning for upcoming seasons. In addition to general tips on planning for winter’s rainfall and general moisture, we discuss how different species respond to winter rains. (more…)

Landscapers Discuss Hillsboro’s Environmental Sustainability Plan

Hillsvoro Landscaping Basalt Border WallThe Portland area is world-renowned for its Eco-friendliness, but surrounding areas are also taking huge steps to protect the environment. In this post we discuss Hillsboro’s 2035 community plan. This plan takes proactive steps to protect natural resources, minimize greenhouse emissions and pollution; and to recover, reuse, and renew resources. We will be taking a closer look at the 2035 community plan and discussing how some of the ideas presented in the plan can be implemented by homeowners who are looking for green garden and landscape practices. As Hillsboro landscape contractors, we are also committed to Eco-friendly practices. (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…)

Hillsboro Homeowners Will Love Their Local Recycling Program

Pruned Tree with Fall ColorsFall is around the corner, and with it comes the need for leaf removal. The city of Hillsboro provides valuable services for residents. Hillsboro landscapers should be aware of Hillsboro’s leaf pickup-program. And the city’s recycling programs could save you some serious cash this autumn. In this post we discuss Hillsboro’s extensive leaf pick-up and recycling program. We also explore ways that homeowners can take advantage of the city’s resources while renovating homes and landscapes (more…)
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