Month: September 2011

How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

September 30, 2011

If you live in an area that rarely sees extremely cold temperatures, you may not realize the importance of winterizing irrigation systems. However, even mild climates like those along the West Coast can see hard freezes in the early hours of the morning, so it’s important to prepare your irrigation sprinkler system for winter by clearing it of all water. (more…)

5 Reasons to Build a Rain Garden

September 27, 2011

The Pacific Northwest, particularly west of the Cascades, becomes a very soggy place in the winter. And as last winter’s heavy, cold La Nina rains proved, only so much water can be soaked up by standard landscaping. Portland, Oregon residents are catching on to the idea that a rain garden can help offset our region’s heavy precipitation. (more…)

Outdoor Lighting: Techniques for Illuminating Your Landscape

September 20, 2011

Patio LightsOutdoor lighting can completely change the way you think about your landscaping. An underused patio can become an enchanting rendezvous with the right lighting. Well-aimed lights can turn a foreboding, unfriendly fence into a familiar neighborhood icon. And well placed outdoor lighting can improve the safety and security of your family by discouraging unwanted visitors. (more…)

3 Reasons HOAs Love Working with Us

September 13, 2011

Many HOA landscaping maintenance contracts will be coming up for renewal throughout the fall and winter. If you’re involved with HOA maintenance, you might be looking for a landscaping contractor who will keep both residents and board members happy. Below are the top three reasons why HOA maintenance boards love working with us for their landscaping maintenance. (more…)

Local Earth-Friendly Products from your Beaverton Landscaper

September 01, 2011

Water Fall - Landscapin Water FeatureAt first blush, all landscaping seems eco-friendly. Assuming you add new plants, landscaping automatically converts Co2 to oxygen, offsetting our use of fossil fuels. Right? (more…)