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City of Sandy Fountain

City of Sandy Fountain

Recognize this fountain?  The City of Sandy advertised a design competition for its Centennial Plaza in 2010. Over 80 designs were submitted from all over the United States.       Blessing Landscapes’ design made it to the top 5 selection, and...
Is it Okay to Plant in Winter?

Is it Okay to Plant in Winter?

With 30 years of experience in the landscape industry working in the Portland, Oregon area, here are a few pros, cons and tips I’ve learned about planting in the winter: 1. Marginal Plants As a general rule, winter is a good time to plant.  However, if the plant is...
Winning the OLCA Grand Award

Winning the OLCA Grand Award

As the owner of a landscape design/build company, I often get to experience the joy and privilege of building amazing landscapes.  Every project starts the same with a simple conversation about the client’s yard.  From there, the design process begins involving hours...
How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems are great and relatively easy to maintain. However, if they are not prepared for freezing weather, pipes and heads can freeze and break resulting in costly repairs. Here’s how to prepare your sprinklers for winter Tools you’ll need: Air compressor...