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Are your dreams bigger than your yard? 10 tips to maximize your space.

October 2020

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What happened to my lawn? Brown Patches – Common causes and what to do about them.

September 2020

The dreaded brown patch. No lawn is immune. From lawns receiving minimal care to those that are perfectly tended by their owners, patches of dead or dying grass can appear seemingly overnight. Why? What causes these brown spots?  (more…)

From Blank Slate to Beautiful Landscape

August 2020

Every artist loves a blank canvas. Well, the same holds true for landscape designers. An empty piece of land holds so many possibilities – no matter the size. We understand, though if the possibilities and bringing them to life seem a little overwhelming. But turning your dreamscape into reality is not as difficult as you might think. The secret is knowing where to start and how to start and doing things in the right order. And all of this just takes a bit of planning! (more…)

The Best Grass for a Luscious Northwest Lawn

July 2020

Lawns are as ubiquitous to the suburban landscape as driveways and sidewalks. Whether you are strolling through one of many historic Portland neighborhoods or a new suburban development, the single common element you are likely to see most often is a lawn. It is no wonder lawn maintenance is one of our most popular services. Because we service a lot of lawns, we thought we would share some practical knowledge about our top picks for grass varieties that thrive best in our Pacific Northwest climate. (more…)

Backyard Retreats and Private Oases

June 2020

Relaxing in a hammock swaying in a summer breeze. Lounging on the patio listening to tiki rhythms or soft jazz. Enjoying the sounds of a bubbling waterfall. Sharing a romantic evening outdoors by the fire. Ah, wouldn’t it be nice to get away? Of course it would! But since most of us can’t just flit off to an island or mountain retreat on a whim, how about bringing the resort feeling home instead? (more…)

Edible‌ ‌Landscapes:‌ ‌Beautiful‌ ‌Gardens‌ ‌and‌ ‌Bountiful‌ ‌Harvests‌

May 2020

One of the things we love about the Pacific Northwest is the ideal growing conditions that allow for a wide variety of plants to thrive in gardens here. The other thing we love is the ingenuity and creativity in landscape and garden design we see from yard to yard and neighborhood to neighborhood throughout the communities we serve. Over the years our crews and designers at Landscape East & West have seen trends come and go, but one trend we are always happy to see is foodscaping. (more…)

Overwatering, under watering, or watering your sidewalk? Maybe it’s time for a more efficient irrigation system.

April 2020

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Creating Interest in Your Yard with Focal Points and Special Features

March 2020

One of the things we love about landscape design is that no two yards are the same. Just take a stroll through your own neighborhood and you will see an abundance of diversity and creativity. You will also notice that some yards, no matter how lush or minimalist, are more pleasing to the eye.  Are they better maintained? Maybe, but more likely, they have various elements that are simply more interesting to look at.  (more…)

Green Landscaping: 5 Tips for a Lush and Eco-Friendly Landscape

February 2020

Is it possible to have a beautiful lawn, lush landscape, a pest-free garden and be environmentally friendly? Yes! It’s not only possible, but it is relatively easy when you follow these simple “green landscaping” methods. (more…)

Year-Round Yard Maintenance – What to do when!

January 2020

Ever walk through your neighborhood and notice how some yards look good no matter the season? Whatever the style, from finely manicured landscapes to less formal gardens, some yards always seem to be well dressed – even in the dead of winter. Does a master gardener live in each of these homes? Probably not, but one thing they do all have in common: regular, year-round maintenance. (more…)
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