Month: February 2012

Alternative Landscape Design Ideas for Front Yards

February 21, 2012

Front Yard Landscape DesignIf your front yard is little more than a space to transverse when entering your home, you’re missing out. Your front yard is not only the first thing guests will notice when they approach your home – it’s also an important part of your property’s curb appeal. Below, we provide solutions to common front yard landscape design dilemmas. (more…)

How to Add Color to your Winter Landscape Design

February 14, 2012

WoodworkingNow is the winter of our discontent – there’s a reason why The Bard chose the coldest season of the year for this famous line. Winter’s cold, dreary weather seems to turn the world’s palette to monochrome. Everything appears brown, gray, black and white as the cold season drags on. Yet your garden doesn’t have to be as drab as all of that. By implementing the ideas we’ve listed below, you’ll be able to design landscape areas that will be colorful and attractive all winter long. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions for Better Landscaping Maintenance

February 08, 2012

Landscape MaintenanceFrom Honolulu to Hillsboro, landscaping is a beautiful way to boost property value and improve your quality of life. However, it takes commitment to make your landscaping maintenance dreams come true. To ensure that the New Year will include a more beautiful, well-manicured yard, follow these resolutions: (more…)

Landscape East & West Participating in Oregon’s Annual Yard, Garden & Patio Show

Come visit our landscape design experts at this year’s Yard, Garden & Patio Show, February 17th-19th. (more…)

Top Landscape Design Trends for 2012

February 06, 2012

Are you hoping to design landscape spaces that will scream “up to date!” in 2012? Look no further. Below, we’ve gathered the hottest trends in landscape design. Of course, some gardening trends never go out of style – roses will always be a popular choice in front of wide picture windows, and it seems Americans will always desire an expanse of green turf. However, other aspects of gardening fade in and out of popularity. From one Lake Oswego landscaper to another, we recommend following the tips if you want your garden to really “pop” in the New Year: (more…)

Landscape Maintenance Tips for Winter Pruning

February 01, 2012

Portland Landscaping Water FeaturePruning is one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of landscaping maintenance. Too often, homeowners simply lop off branches without thinking about how to best help the plant. A lazy or uninformed landscape maintenance service will often take a similar approach by “shaving” bushes with an electric clipper. While this approach certainly creates a uniform shape, it harms the plant by forcing growth at the tips. Over time, this approach causes stagnancy at the center of each plant, which can be fatal. Therefore, careful pruning can help minimize the amount you must spend on replacement plants. (more…)