Should I Remove That Plant?
Does guilt keep you from doing what you know you need to do- remove unwanted plants from your garden? Do you just keep adding new plants, creating new problems and regrets? Constant addition to a garden usually results in chaos and death (plant related, so not that serious.) At times the best solution is to remove a plant. When should you seriously consider pulling a plant?
A Modern Garden For A Traditional Home?
You like contemporary landscape design. You picture a garden influenced by modernism, maybe even minimalism. But your home is decidedly not modern. Should you forge ahead? Yes. Your landscape does not have to be held hostage to your home's style. Here are 5 guidelines to keep in mind:
Do All Water Features Leak?
Water features are the super cars of the landscape. When you see one, your heart can not help but want it. But your brain isn't sure its a good idea. One of the main reasons people hesitate to buy a water feature (or a super car, I would imagine) is reliability. Don't all water features leak?
Renovate Your Lawn Like A Landscaper
You have a lawn and it is lousy. Full of weeds, lots of thatch, bare dirt, lumps.... I haven't even seen your lawn but I know what it looks like. Good news: Fixing your Portland area lawn is less work than you think it is. All you need is a lawn mower, possibly a wheelbarrow, and these instructions.
Concepts For A Modern Japanese Courtyard
The home is modern. Space is limited and includes both concrete and wood deck surfaces. There is very little soil to work with. Can a space like this be transformed into a Japanese-inspired garden gathering space? Here are some concepts that, used properly, can transform the space as desired.
Paris Group Realty Interviews Our Landscape Designer
Paris Realty Group runs a nice blog with a recurring feature: "Five on Friday". The concept is simple, they sit down with someone local who works (in one way or another) with homes and ask them five questions. Last Friday Paris Group sat down with Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens to discuss landscape design in Portland.
10 Ways To Lower Maintenance On Your Landscape in 2017
I can read your mind (just when it comes to your yard). You do not want to spend more time caring for their landscapes. You want to spend less time, even no time if possible. In an effort to give you what you want, here are 10 ways to lessen the amount of time needed to care for your landscape- and most of them of them are serious.