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Category: Landscape How-To’s

Planning Your Spring Landscaping Project

December 01, 2022

If you are looking through your window and the pouring rain at your yard, dreaming of lounging in an Adirondack chair by your fountain under the shining spring sun, now is the time to start planning to have all of those things! A landscaping project is the perfect solution, transforming your yard into an oasis complete with retaining walls, pavers and paved walkways, water features, a covered space for entertaining guests, and so much more.  The most important thing to understand at this very moment is that if you have an idea for a landscaping project, it’s best to start the searching and hiring process now to lock in your landscaper and plan because the project will likely start in the spring. To better understand the process of going from idea to consultation to project and project completion, here are some things to consider. (more…)

The Entertaining Yard

May 01, 2021

You have a yard, maybe a deck or patio, family, and friends. And summer is coming. Time to pull out the BBQ and plan some long-awaited outdoor gatherings! Hold on a sec. Is your yard ready for family and friends? Here is a better question… Have you considered the possibilities of what an entertaining yard could look like? (more…)

Winter Maintenance Tips to do Now

February 03, 2021

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Light Up Your Nightscape with Smart Outdoor Lighting

November 03, 2020

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Are your dreams bigger than your yard? 10 tips to maximize your space.

October 08, 2020

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What happened to my lawn? Brown Patches – Common causes and what to do about them.

September 04, 2020

The dreaded brown patch. No lawn is immune. From lawns receiving minimal care to those that are perfectly tended by their owners, patches of dead or dying grass can appear seemingly overnight. Why? What causes these brown spots?  (more…)

From Blank Slate to Beautiful Landscape

August 10, 2020

Every artist loves a blank canvas. Well, the same holds true for landscape designers. An empty piece of land holds so many possibilities – no matter the size. We understand, though if the possibilities and bringing them to life seem a little overwhelming. But turning your dreamscape into reality is not as difficult as you might think. The secret is knowing where to start and how to start and doing things in the right order. And all of this just takes a bit of planning! (more…)

The Best Grass for a Luscious Northwest Lawn

July 01, 2020

Lawns are as ubiquitous to the suburban landscape as driveways and sidewalks. Whether you are strolling through one of many historic Portland neighborhoods or a new suburban development, the single common element you are likely to see most often is a lawn. It is no wonder lawn maintenance is one of our most popular services. Because we service a lot of lawns, we thought we would share some practical knowledge about our top picks for grass varieties that thrive best in our Pacific Northwest climate. (more…)

Backyard Retreats and Private Oases

June 02, 2020

Relaxing in a hammock swaying in a summer breeze. Lounging on the patio listening to tiki rhythms or soft jazz. Enjoying the sounds of a bubbling waterfall. Sharing a romantic evening outdoors by the fire. Ah, wouldn’t it be nice to get away? Of course it would! But since most of us can’t just flit off to an island or mountain retreat on a whim, how about bringing the resort feeling home instead? (more…)

Creating Interest in Your Yard with Focal Points and Special Features

March 01, 2020

One of the things we love about landscape design is that no two yards are the same. Just take a stroll through your own neighborhood and you will see an abundance of diversity and creativity. You will also notice that some yards, no matter how lush or minimalist, are more pleasing to the eye.  Are they better maintained? Maybe, but more likely, they have various elements that are simply more interesting to look at.  (more…)
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