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Drainage Solutions

With an average of 40 inches of rainfall per year coupled with our notoriously heavy clay soil, drainage issues are a common occurrence in the Portland area. The accumulation of rain can lead to expensive problems: leaky basements, wet crawl spaces, soggy lawns,...

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10 Plants With Great Winter Color

Winter time in the Pacific Northwest isn't normally associated with colorful plants. Our yards are usually a combination of greens and browns. However, that doesn't have to be the rule. Make your yard stand out in the winter by incorporating some of these eye-catching...

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Invasive Weeds: Italian Arum

Does this handsome plant look familiar? At first, it might seem like a happy accident, with its lily-like flower, interesting foliage, and eye-catching berries sprouting out of nowhere - for free! But don't let it fool you. This plant is invasive in the PNW and could...

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Time to Design!

Winter is the best time to hire a landscape designer for several reasons. They are more available so can give you more attention. Landscapers are available to put bids together in a more timely manner.  Sometimes landscapers get so busy during the summer, you may have...

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Flowers that Flourish in Portland

The Greater Portland area grows a variety of different plants. These are the top ten plants to check out this year. 1. Peace Tea Rose This rose needs full sunlight to flourish. It will bloom in late spring to early fall and needs moderate moist soil. When the roses...

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Winterizing Your Garden in Portland

Your garden requires year-round attention so when it is time for your plants to flourish, they do. Winterizing your garden allows your plants to get the nutrients they need to last the cold winter months. It will also help your garden not contain, hopefully, as many...

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Planning Your Landscape Project

Many people don't know that winter time is one of the best times to plan their landscape project.  This is true for several reasons: Landscape designers and contractors are slower during the winter, so you will have more quality time with them. Sometimes contractors...

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Why Get A Landscape Design?

The beauty of a well-planned design is that the process gives you the time to consider the possibilities. Turning impressions, thoughts, and simple sketches into a detailed ground plan enables you to make key conceptual decisions early in the process, saving time and...

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