Category: Sustainable Landscaping

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…)

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…)

Permeable Paving Aids in Sustainable Portland Landscaping

Portland Permeable Paver DrivewayLike many sustainable Portland landscaping options, permeable pavers create a “win-win” situation. They can solve drainage issues for homeowners while also benefiting the city as a whole by decreasing watershed pollution. In this article we focus on how homeowners can benefit from the convenience of permeable pavers as a solution to drainage issues, especially when used as a construction material for driveways and pathways. We also note some issues with permeable pavers, so homeowners can decide if this is the best hardscaping answer for them. First, however, we discuss how permeability affects our community as a whole. (more…)

Resource Savings & Portland Landscaping: Tips from the Professionals

Landscape Maintenance Services Lawn CareDid you know the landscape and design of your property can go a long way toward water savings as well as waste reduction? One of the many things we love about our hometown is the dedication to resource savings and sustainability that the Portland population has. This includes the many community vegetable gardens in the area, our commitment to using native plants, which are simple to maintain, use less water, hold soil in place well and protect the quality of your ground water, and much more. (more…)

Landscape East & West Top 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon

Sustainable Portland Landscaping 100 BEst greenWe are truly excited to announce that Landscape East & West is one of Oregon Business Magazine’s Top 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon! This is an honor we’ve been pleased to receive several years running and it means so much to every member of our team. (more…)
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