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Category: Landscaping Tips

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…)

Preparing Your Yard for Winter: How to Winterize Irrigation

November 01, 2022

Sprinkler and irrigation systems can be extremely valuable when you need to water plants and crops over large spaces that would otherwise take hours to tackle with a basic hose and spray nozzle. However, in the Pacific Northwest, winter temperatures frequently drop below freezing, leaving those irrigation pipes and other components vulnerable to freeze damage. Expansion of residual water left in your system can lead to cracks and leaks in the system, including underground pipes, pumps, sprinkler heads, valves, and other parts. (more…)

Landscaping Project Management: What to Expect After Signing on the Dotted Line

October 03, 2022

Landscape East & West project managers (PMs) are efficient point people, with a deep understanding of how to take a project from concept, to design, to build. After the design phase and consultation with the customer are complete, the salesperson transfers the vision of the project in document form over to a project manager. This doesn’t mean that the customer’s involvement in the project is done, it just means the project is now in the hands of the certified, skilled professional that will be communicating with the customer frequently in the coming days. (more…)

What to Plant in the Fall for Your Best Spring and Summer Garden

September 01, 2022

September is the perfect time to rejuvenate your landscape with new plants. September may be heralded by the ringing of school bells, but it also marks the beginning of the fall planting season. The days are not too hot, the nights are mild, and the coming rains all add up to a welcoming environment for new plants to take root and get established before winter sets in. And come next spring, these fall plantings will have a head start to looking their best. (more…)

Best Fall Landscape Projects

August 01, 2022

August just might be our favorite summer month here in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is generally perfect for outdoor recreation and backyard entertaining. The tantalizing smell of backyard barbeques wafts along the summer breeze. Gardens are in full swing bursting with a riot of blooms and colors. And hammocks are especially inviting for lazy afternoon naps. (more…)

Top Tips for A Water-Wise Landscape

August 02, 2021

Here in the Willamette Valley, we are blessed with streams, rivers, and lakes aplenty and water is seemingly everywhere. Yet in spite of all this water and our rain-soaked reputation, summers in the Pacific Northwest can be on the dry side. In times of drought—like the drought we are currently in—water conservation becomes a real concern. (more…)

The New Home Yard Makeover: From What Now? to Oh Wow!

March 01, 2021

March blog So, you’ve moved into your new home and chances are, the yard is in need of a little TLC and quite possibly a makeover. Do you know where to start? Or maybe the better question to ask is, do you know what you want your new yard to 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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