Category: Gardens

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…)

Planning on fall projects? Don’t wait!

September 2019

It’s September and while “back to school” gets all the attention, we all know summer is not really over. Those who have lived in the Pacific Northwest long enough know September often brings the best weather of the year! Days are still warm, but not too hot; nights are cool and crisp, but still pleasant; and our rainy season has not quite begun. It’s also not unusual for an extended summer to last weeks into October. For gardeners and landscapers especially, September is the last hurrah. (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…)

Top 3 Design Tips From Portland Landscaping Experts

July 2019

Landscape East West Stone Patio“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” Did you know these wise words from the Dalai Lama apply to landscape design? Landscape design experts start with sound design principles as a foundation. They can then produce stunning designs knowing they may decide to break a few rules to accommodate their creative choices. (more…)

6 Reasons You Need Full-Service Residential Landscape Maintenance

March 2019

Homeowners have a choice when it comes to residential maintenance. They can opt for a basic service that’s just that: mowing your lawn, blowing off any leaves, and little else. Professionals refer to these operations as “mow, blow, and go” because their business model depends on quantity over quality. Expertise and experience matters. Just because someone can build you a cabinet doesn’t mean you’d hire them to build your house. If excellence and quality service matters to you, you need a full-service landscaping maintenance company with a reputation you can trust. (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…)

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…)

Transform Your Patio Into An All-Weather Outdoor Living Space

July 2018

It’s easy for Pacific Northwest residents to love where we live. We’re surrounded by beauty and never let a little rain keep us from enjoying the outdoors. Like many Portlanders, our clients in SW Portland wanted to create an outdoor space they could utilize throughout the year. Since our landscaping experts specialize in designs that add function to exterior spaces, we transformed their patio and deck into a seamless all-weather outdoor living space. (more…)

Foodscaping: Gardens That Taste As Good As They Look

June 2018

Midsummer Guide To Landscape And Garden Care in Portland Oregon

Creating An Edible Garden Paradise

Here in the Pacific Northwest we appreciate our abundant opportunities to enjoy and connect with nature. Residential landscapes are designed to thrive in our damp climate and produce year-round beauty that transforms from season to season. When it comes to landscaping, Portland, Oregon gardeners know how to keep yards lush and gardens vibrant. Creating landscapes that incorporate edible plants is becoming a popular way to combine beauty with practicality. Blending native plants with herbs, fruits, and vegetables turns a garden into an edible paradise. Thinking about doing a little foodscaping? If you’re curious about what to grow and when to plant, take a look at our handy infographic. Maybe you’ll get inspired! For more inspiration, browse photos of some of our garden designs. (more…)
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