Month: March 2014

Making the Most of a Sloped Lot: Retaining Walls for Portland Landscaping, by Susan Hicks

March 26, 2014

Sloped Lot DrainageEvery locale presents its own unique challenges for gardeners. When landscaping Portland, Oregon, many would-be gardeners are confronted with sloped lots. The Portland area features plenty of ravines, bluffs, creeks, hills, and excavations, adding visual interest—and landscaping challenges. Here are a handful of the obstacles associated with uneven property. (more…)

10 Custom Retaining Wall Designs for Portland Landscaping

March 18, 2014

When it comes to Portland landscaping, retaining walls help create more useable space, even out a sloped yard, prevent the erosion of soil and much more. Our award-winning landscaping experts design and build custom retaining walls that are built to last and complement the beauty of our clients’ homes. The photos below show a range of retaining wall styles and materials choices. (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Design: Tips for Portland Landscaping [Infographic]

March 13, 2014

Portland Landscaping Outdoor KitchenAre you a Portland-area resident considering an outdoor kitchen for your next remodeling project? This Infographic offers tips from our expert Portland landscapers on what to consider for an ideal design. The indoor/outdoor living trend continues to grow, as does the demand for outdoor kitchens. We invite you to learn more about renovation trends, remodeling and outdoor kitchen costs. (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Designs for Portland, Oregon Landscaping

March 07, 2014

When it comes to Portland outdoor kitchen designs, Landscape East & West excels at making sure your custom kitchen exceeds your expectations and meets your budget. Our designers are experts when it comes to helping our clients determine the features they need in an outdoor kitchen, such as cooking surfaces and appliances.  When it comes to architectural details and building materials, we work with our clients to choose those that are in harmony with their home and landscape. (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Design Advice from Portland Landscaping Contractors, by Lee Glasscock

March 03, 2014

Paver Patio with Attached RoofThere’s no doubt that outdoor kitchens are increasingly in demand. Study after study shows that realtors and homebuilders see outdoor kitchens as one of the most requested features in a new home. No wonder—the recession left many homeowners looking for ways to expand their living spaces without upgrading to a new house (and a new mortgage). (more…)