Category: Drainage Solutions

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…)

Winterize Your Irrigation System in 3 Steps

November 2018

Winterize Your IrrigationEven if you don’t live in an area that endures extremely cold temperatures, it’s important to winterize your landscape to prevent damage to plants and to protect your equipment. In this post, we’ll focus on the 3 steps you need to take to winterize your irrigation system. (more…)

Is Your Inefficient Irrigation System Dripping Dollars Down The Drain? Read These Tips To Find Out..

August 2018

Drips equal dollars. When you have the right irrigation system you can be sure you’re providing the most efficient and cost-effective watering system possible. Experienced landscapers know to take soil type, topography, and specific plant needs into consideration when designing a custom irrigation system. And delivering water directly to plants means less water is lost to evaporation. With the right setup, you can expect to see 40% operation savings over the lifetime of your irrigation system. Consumers who invest in the right system up front are able to achieve significant savings in the long run. Read our tips below to learn more about designing water-efficient irrigation systems. (more…)

Springtime Landscaping and Gardening Tips

May 2018

Landscape East West Outdoor LivingEnjoy Your Beautiful Spring Garden Spring officially began on March 20th and this year the spectacular Pacific Northwest cherry blossoms arrived right on time. Since then spring has been blooming all around us. While we may have some gray skies and rainy days ahead, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by a rainbow of colorful flowers. If you’re a homeowner, that means spring landscaping is already on your mind. (more…)

French Drains May Be Your Soggy Lawn Solution

October 2017

View Our Handy French Drains Infographic and Learn More About French Drains (more…)

Portland Landscaping Project: Custom Mt. Tabor Transformation

October 2015

Portland Landscaper Bluestone BridgeOur Portland landscaping team is always excited when they take on new projects. When we were asked to transform the outdoor space of a home at the foot of Mt. Tabor, we were thrilled to get started. This custom project features incredible details that showcase how our Portland and Hillsboro landscaping crews can bring homeowners’ visions to fruition. (more…)

Planning Your Spring Hardscaping Project

October 2015

Hillsboro Patio & Water FeatureAs Portland’s winter rains settle in, it’s the perfect time to think about improvements for next year. This is especially true for those dreaming of outdoor living area renovations. Every year, we receive springtime calls for patio updates and other hardscaping projects. Unfortunately, by then we are already booked solid for the season! That’s why we’re encouraging you to plan ahead. Fall and winter are ideal seasons for getting your next big outdoor project started with careful planning. In this post we walk you through planning steps for outdoor hardscaping projects. (more…)

Moisture Sensor Installation Benefits for Hillsboro Landscaping

August 2015

Hillsboro Landscaping for HOALawns and water are hot subjects every summer, especially during low-water years. To take the work out of lawn watering, homeowners and homeowner associations (HOAs) often use automatic sprinklers. While a Hillsboro sprinkler installation makes watering the lawn effortless, it may also be inefficient if the sprinklers turn on while it rains or after a shower. To save water and keep your lawn green, our irrigation experts recommend installing sprinkler systems with moisture sensors. (more…)

Portland Landscaping Expert Discusses Overcoming Soggy Lawns

July 2015

Portland Landscaping Lawn CareSodden lawns are not uncommon in Portland landscaping. Portland’s geology features layers of clay and undulating hills—two problematic features for lawn lovers. Clay-laden soil retains water; it creates a dense top layer (a “hardpan”), which is difficult to break through when planting new shrubs and trees. And Portland’s hilly topography naturally creates dells where water gathers. The Portland landscape dooms many lawns to suffer sogginess. (more…)

Permeable Paving Aids in Sustainable Portland Landscaping

July 2015

Portland Permeable Paver DrivewayLike many sustainable Portland landscaping options, permeable pavers create a “win-win” situation. They can solve drainage issues for homeowners while also benefiting the city as a whole by decreasing watershed pollution. In this article we focus on how homeowners can benefit from the convenience of permeable pavers as a solution to drainage issues, especially when used as a construction material for driveways and pathways. We also note some issues with permeable pavers, so homeowners can decide if this is the best hardscaping answer for them. First, however, we discuss how permeability affects our community as a whole. (more…)
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