Category: Gardens

Illuminating FAQs About Outdoor Lighting

November 13, 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 01, 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 19, 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 05, 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…)

Springtime Landscaping and Gardening Tips

May 25, 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…)

Our Grass Is Always Greener — Lawn Care Tips From The Pros

March 27, 2018

Lawns have remained a desirable element of a beautiful landscape for centuries. The first lawns were owned by royalty and served as status symbols, so it’s no surprise an exquisite lawn improves curb appeal increasing the value of the home. But, there are many other reasons so many homeowners opt for a lawn. Some feel it brings them closer to nature, and enjoy spending time feeling the soft grass beneath their feet. Others simply consider a lush lawn a symbol of summer and look forward to countless hours enjoying their lush landscape with family and friends. The smell of freshly mowed grass has even been found by researchers to improve overall mood and longevity. (more…)

Wowing With Water Features: Create An Exquisite Focal Point

March 08, 2018

How to Plan, Design, and Maintain Your Water Feature

Water has long been considered one of life’s four essential elements (along with fire, earth, and air). It’s not only vital to survival, it heals, sustains, and balances. Research proves listening to water can decrease stress and lift the spirit, and watching it can dazzle and delight. There are many reasons our Portland landscaping clients install water features. In addition to the intrinsic and aesthetic benefits of water, the sound of moving water is a great way to drown out traffic or other unwelcome noise. Water features also attract wildlife to your yard. If you’re interested in creating a Zen retreat or a meditation garden, be sure to include a water feature as a key ingredient in your overall design. (more…)

Is Your Landscape Lush & Healthy?

February 06, 2018

See Examples Of Lush & Healthy Portland Landscapes When you walk or drive by an amazing yard, resplendent with vibrant colors and thriving plants, you can’t help but notice it. Have you ever wondered what it takes to achieve and maintain such a lush and healthy landscape? (more…)

Outdoor Living Space Makeovers: An Elegant Backdrop For A Wedding

January 02, 2018

Creating Custom Outdoor Kitchens With Style

Hillsboro Makeover: A Form+Function Success In this project spotlight, our Hillsboro clients were preparing to host their grandchild’s wedding and wanted to convert their outdoor space into an elegant and functional venue for the big event. They contacted us well in advance to be sure everything would be ready in time. Our team even finished the project a full year before the wedding, giving them lots of extra time to enjoy their new space before it served as the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding. (more…)

Design Your New Summer Outdoor Living Space This Winter

November 29, 2017

Plan Hardscaping Projects Now So They’re Ready To Enjoy When You Are You know the expression, “there’s no time like the present?” Every spring we receive calls for patio updates and hardscaping projects. Unfortunately, by then we’re already booked solid! Winter is the perfect time to start planning hardscaping projects you’d like to have completed before summer. We want you to enjoy your outdoor living area renovations as soon as they’re done, so let’s get to it. Let us walk you through planning steps for your hardscaping projects. Take time now to plan ahead, and the outdoor living space you’re dreaming of will be ready for you when the warm weather returns. (more…)
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