Month: May 2011

5 Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Landscape

May 26, 2011

Oregon GrapeThe Pacific Northwest is known for its lush vegetation and more specifically evergreen trees.  What many homeowners forget, though, is that there are many beautiful flowering trees and shrubs native to Oregon and the surrounding area. The following are a few landscaping contractor approved native flowering shrubs that work well in both home landscaping designs and HOA landscaping: (more…)

Ideal Northwest Plants for an Edible Landscape

May 24, 2011

Landscape DesignOne of the benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of edible plants native to the area. For homeowners who are interested in adding edibles to their landscaping, Beaverton and other neighborhoods in the Portland area are home to many types of berries, lettuce and flowers that can go from the yard to the table. A knowledgeable landscaping contractor won’t think twice about adding edible plants to a landscape design, as long as they look as good as they taste. (more…)

The Trouble with Paver Patios

May 20, 2011

Paver PatioIt seems simple enough. You lay down a few bricks or stones in your yard, set out some all-weather furniture, and you’ve got a brand-new patio ready for outdoor entertaining. It’s as easy as making mosaic art, right? (more…)

5 Bugs that Are Good For Your Landscape

May 19, 2011

Most people associate insects with a need for pest control. They think of bugs as a problem that needs to be treated. A landscape management professional knows differently. (more…)

May Landscaping and Gardening Tips

May 17, 2011

Yard LandscapeIn case you haven’t noticed, spring has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re already thinking about your spring landscape management. (more…)