In places like Portland, proper water management is crucial. Otherwise, homeowners will suffer soggy, unusable yards and leaky basements. Our water management services offer several landscaping for drainage solutions, including French drains.
Outdoor covered structures such as pergolas create cozy, functional, year-round spaces that extend a homes’ living space into their gardens. Because covered patios and decks have become a sought-after element among homebuyers, homes with covered structures tend to earn a higher resale price. In a sense, a wood pergola or other covered structure adds functional square footage to the home. 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.
Paver patios are some of the most popular landscaping materials, and for good reason. From years of experience managing Pacific Northwest paver patio installation projects, I can tell you that Portland homeowners love the versatility and beauty of paver patio stones. The fact that some pavers are permeable also appeals to the tree hugger in many Portlanders. (Hardscaping that allows water to permeate improves the health of local watersheds.) A well-done paver patio project results in a low-maintenance, beautiful space for family enjoyment.
Water is the most calming element. Humans naturally delight in the endless sounds and sights of water. If you’re looking to add interest to your outdoor area – or if you’re looking to mask unwanted sound, such as that of the traffic on a busy street – there’s no better approach than adding water features. Portland garden lovers can create a beautiful water feature that blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape by following these tips:
Looking up at Portland’s tree canopy, it’s incredible to think about the sheer volume of leaves that will soon be clogging up gutters and piling up on sidewalks. In a natural setting, those fallen leaves serve important purposes – they add nutrients to the soil and offer natural ground insulation. In an urban setting, however, the autumnal shedding of leaves can pose a real hassle for everything from drainage to lawn care.