Category: Articles

Year-Round Yard Maintenance – What to do when!

January 2020

Ever walk through your neighborhood and notice how some yards look good no matter the season? Whatever the style, from finely manicured landscapes to less formal gardens, some yards always seem to be well dressed – even in the dead of winter. Does a master gardener live in each of these homes? Probably not, but one thing they do all have in common: regular, year-round maintenance. (more…)

Top Landscape Design Trends for 2020

December 2019

When it comes to landscape design, we have learned to expect the unexpected – especially here in Portland, where doing your own thing seems to be a cultural hallmark. In spite of the strong creative and independent Portland spirit (which we love), we have seen certain trends manifest in yards and landscapes across the city over the years and 2020 will be no different. Here are our top five trends we’re seeing as we head into the new year. (more…)

Outdoor Living in the Pacific Northwest: It’s not just for the summer months!

November 2019

Long-time residents of the Pacific Northwest know that, in spite of our rainy reputation, we have some of the best weather in the country any time of year and outdoor living here just can’t be beat.  (more…)

Drainage and soggy lawns – what you should do now before the rains come.

October 2019

Ah, fall in the Pacific Northwest – the days are mild, the nights are crisp, the colors of nature are on full display and our lawns and gardens are giving one last hurrah before the rainy season sets in. Yes, the rains are coming, as they always do, but before you head indoors again, we suggest taking a moment to assess your lawn. How well did it stand up to the rain last year?  (more…)

Midsummer Guide To Landscape And Garden Care

August 2019

Midsummer Guide To Landscape And Garden Care in Portland Oregon Portland landscapes are in full bloom this time of year, treating residents and visitors to an abundance of colorful and fragrant roses, fuchsia, and perennials. Landscapes need maintaining throughout summer’s high-growth season. If you’re planning out your midsummer gardening tasks, here’s a good list to get you started: (more…)

Pergolas and Arbors: Structures That Know How To Throw Shade

May 2019

Lanscape East West Molalla Communications Park Covered Sitting Area Summer is when the Pacific Northwest really shines. The vibrant colors, the cool mornings and the warm afternoons beckon us to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Sure, there are lots of festivals and concerts to attend, nearby mountains and beaches to enjoy, and exotic places to visit. But some of our most cherished memories are created when we host a great party or old fashioned barbeque for friends and family in our own beautiful backyard. (more…)

Should You Be Concerned About A Crane Fly Problem? [Hint: Yes]

April 2019

It’s finally spring in the Pacific Northwest! As the warmer weather invites us outdoors, a gentle breeze bathes our senses in the sweet smells of fresh garden blooms. We gaze across our verdant landscape and see...a thinning, brown patch smack dab in the middle of our lawn?? (more…)

Dreaming of Entertaining Outdoors This Summer?

January 2019

Start With These 7 Planning Tips

  The Art of Outdoor Living ] Close your eyes and imagine the perfect outdoor oasis. Is there a trickling creek running alongside an inviting gazebo? What about a fireplace to warm up next to on a cool evening? Maybe you envision a new outdoor kitchen surrounded by a lively group of friends and family members? Whatever you see in your ideal outdoor space, now is the time to start making that dream come true.   (more…)

This Resolution Will Improve Your Views

December 2018

Landscape East West Lynn Wolfstone's Garden Sitting Area This year, why not set a resolution that is sure to have a positive impact on your outlook? Imagine a beautiful outdoor space you can enjoy any time of year. With the right planning, year-round outdoor entertaining is possible, especially in temperate areas like the Pacific Northwest. Here are some garden design techniques that can make Oregon winters feel a little warmer. (Lynn Wolfstone's Garden) (more…)

Illuminating FAQs About Outdoor Lighting

November 2018

When it comes to lighting your landscape, the right design can make all the difference. While lighting design is often overlooked, it’s one of those elements that when done properly can add that “Wow” factor to your landscape and home exterior. (more…)
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