Are you wondering how to protect bees in Oregon?
If you’ve been hearing nonstop news reports on drastically declining bee populations and want to help. Any extra effort goes a […]
Predictable is not a word one would typically use to describe Portland’s weather. Even at its best, it’s not unusual to go from warm and sunny weather to cold and rainy in the span of a week. The unexpected amount of snow Portland saw this winter has left many scratching their heads and wondering, “Is winter finally over? And is it time to turn my sprinklers back on?” Here is a basic guideline for you to read through before you turn on your sprinkler system.
The first rays of sunshine are always a welcome sight after a long and dreary winter. As the weather slowly gets warmer, it seems like everything is suddenly bursting to life, especially in your front and backyard. Soak up nature’s vitamin D and take advantage of the longer days to perk up your garden. With these simple tips, it’s easy to maintain the health and beauty of your lawn all year round.
Often, falling snow is an excuse to forget about your landscape for the briefest moment. However, as any seasoned homeowner knows there are a host of problems associated with your seemingly dormant landscape. Turf, […]
We have seen some pretty atrocious landscaping trends throughout out the years. Thankfully, 2017 heralds trends we love! This year many people will focus on functionality, sustainability and quality. We are so excited […]
Memorizing every crack and step on your walkways? Neglecting the beauty your ornamental plants have to offer at night? Has the thought of continuously changing bulbs or tracing where the cut wire is, stopped […]
Often, we see homeowners make the mistake of prioritizing landscape lighting last on the list of design appeal. Properly designed and installed landscape lighting enhances value, beauty and safety to any landscape. Lighting is especially important in Oregon, […]
While city life is great, sometimes you may just want a little country in your life. We have created a list of ways to bring the country to you. Creating a place of calmness while utilizing your landscape […]
As summer fades, falling leaves and cooling temperatures are a good signal it’s time to shut down your irrigation system and prepare for the cold ahead. Expensive pipes and components are at risk of damage when […]
Choosing the right tree can seem…overwhelming. Especially, if you are not using a landscape specialist. With thousands of tree varieties to choose from, you may be wondering where to start. There are some […]
Some may opt for a chain-link fence as cedar fences may be cost prohibitive or perhaps you inherited one with your home. Unfortunately, chainlink fences often inspire […]
Many people are interested in attracting butterflies, bees and hummingbirds because of their beauty. Not only is a landscape with these critters wonderful to look at, their presence represents a thriving landscape. Attracting […]
Have you ever wondered why landscape professionals stress regular aeration and overseeding to lawns? If lawn is important to you, aerating and overseeding is a must for any landscape. Aerating and overseeding your lawn is […]
Many people have organic landscaping on their minds. Often times folks want to either 1) reduce chemical exposure to children and pets or 2) landscape in a more eco-friendly way. No matter the reasons you […]
We know space can be limited in Portland backyards, but that does not mean you need to sacrifice having a outdoor sanctuary. Over the years we have learned what works best for folks and their […]
Often times people don’t realize there is a fair amount of prep work and ongoing maintenance to planting annual flowers. We are here to help you from wasting time […]
Is that time of year again…to de-winterize (irrigation start up) your irrigation system. Often, this process is more complicated than winterizing your system. The below video will step you through the process of turning on […]