Category: Lawn Care

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…)

Is Your Landscape Lush & Healthy?

February 2018

See Examples Of Lush & Healthy Portland Landscapes When you walk or drive by an amazing yard, resplendent with vibrant colors and thriving plants, you can’t help but notice it. Have you ever wondered what it takes to achieve and maintain such a lush and healthy landscape? (more…)

Design Your New Summer Outdoor Living Space This Winter

November 2017

Plan Hardscaping Projects Now So They’re Ready To Enjoy When You Are You know the expression, “there’s no time like the present?” Every spring we receive calls for patio updates and hardscaping projects. Unfortunately, by then we’re already booked solid! Winter is the perfect time to start planning hardscaping projects you’d like to have completed before summer. We want you to enjoy your outdoor living area renovations as soon as they’re done, so let’s get to it. Let us walk you through planning steps for your hardscaping projects. Take time now to plan ahead, and the outdoor living space you’re dreaming of will be ready for you when the warm weather returns. (more…)

French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

October 2017

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

7 Things Your Landscape Needs Now

October 2017

Follow These 7 Tips To Winterize Your Portland Landscaping

Landscape East West Sandmeyer Gas FireplaceKeeping your landscape healthy requires year-round maintenance that varies from season to season: planting is usually done in spring, weeding and watering takes place in summer, and in autumn, we harvest. Fall is also the perfect time to winterize your landscape so it’s ready for the colder, wetter months ahead. (more…)

Light Up Your Landscape

August 2017

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…)

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Area All Year Long – Add the Perfect Covered Structure

July 2017

outdoor-covered-structure-roof-design-300x199Covered outdoor living areas offer a year-round oasis for relaxing and entertaining. Landscape East & West will work with you to create a unique patio cover, pergola, or other covered structure that’s perfect for your landscape. Because covered patios and decks have become a sought-after element among homebuyers, homes with covered structures tend to earn a higher resale price. A wood pergola or other covered structure adds functional square footage to the home, extending your usable living space. 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. (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…)
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