Month: October 2011

Best Plants to Include in a Rain Garden

October 27, 2011

Rain garden designs do more than beautify Portland and Lake Oswego landscaping; they also help manage water runoff, which protects the health of our watersheds. Increased wildlife, more bountiful aquifers and protection against flooding are a few more benefits of installing a rain garden on your property. However, unless you happen to run a Lake Oswego landscaping company, it can be difficult to figure out which plants to incorporate in rain garden designs. (more…)

3 Ways to Save Money on Your HOA Water Bill

October 20, 2011

HOA MaintenanceFrom Portland to Lake Oswego, landscaping is one of the first things that HOA maintenance boards think about when looking for ways to cut expenses. It’s no wonder, considering that landscaping often represents a large portion of an HOA budget. (more…)

3 Reasons to Winterize Your Irrigation System

October 14, 2011

Piped IcicleIt’s easy to forget such things as winterizing irrigation systems. With the school year humming, holidays approaching and busy work schedules to keep up with, such winter maintenance tasks can easily slip one’s mind. However, failing to winterize is one of the most common causes of irrigation system repair. Here are three reasons why it’s important to winterize your irrigation systems: (more…)

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Halloween

October 04, 2011

Half of America’s households decorate their homes for Halloween. If you’re looking for Halloween decorating schemes that will really make an impression (and draw in those precious trick-or-treaters!) consider incorporating a few outdoor lighting ideas. (more…)