Category: Portland

French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

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7 Things Your Landscape Needs Now

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

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

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…)

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…)

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…)

Portland Landscaping Project: Custom Mt. Tabor Transformation

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…)

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…)
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