Category: Irrigation Systems

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…)

Our Grass Is Always Greener — Lawn Care Tips From The Pros

March 2018

Lawns have remained a desirable element of a beautiful landscape for centuries. The first lawns were owned by royalty and served as status symbols, so it’s no surprise an exquisite lawn improves curb appeal increasing the value of the home. But, there are many other reasons so many homeowners opt for a lawn. Some feel it brings them closer to nature, and enjoy spending time feeling the soft grass beneath their feet. Others simply consider a lush lawn a symbol of summer and look forward to countless hours enjoying their lush landscape with family and friends. The smell of freshly mowed grass has even been found by researchers to improve overall mood and longevity. (more…)

Wowing With Water Features: Create An Exquisite Focal Point

March 2018

How to Plan, Design, and Maintain Your Water Feature

Water has long been considered one of life’s four essential elements (along with fire, earth, and air). It’s not only vital to survival, it heals, sustains, and balances. Research proves listening to water can decrease stress and lift the spirit, and watching it can dazzle and delight. (more…)

French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

October 2017

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

Project Spotlight: Beaverton Backyard Transformed by Portland Landscapers

June 2015

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…)

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…)

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

June 2014

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…)

Portland Oregon Landscapers Talk Drainage Systems by Alex Konopka at Landscape East & West

January 2014

Landscaping Portland Lawn CareStanding ground water, leaky basements, a perpetually soggy lawn—these are all signs that your property has drainage problems that demand attention. As Portland, Oregon landscapers with more than 30 years of experience designing water management systems for our area, we’d like to warn you that drainage problems are one part of home management that should never be ignored. Water can cause real damage to your home and property. Don’t wait for an emergency to take care of your drainage situation. This post discusses different soil drainage solutions that are widely used in Portland. We provide examples of different drainage solutions, and offer some tips for best practices as well. (more…)

Fall Water Management Tips When Landscaping: Portland Expert Kirk Lobb at Landscape East & West

September 2013

When it comes to fall landscaping, Portland residents have to pay particular attention to their irrigation systems and watering habits. Even though the Portland area doesn’t get much snow, fall is the perfect time to winterize your landscape, including your irrigation system, so you don’t end up with burst pipes and costly leaks. (more…)
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