How to Elevate Your Landscaping with Outdoor Lighting

How to Elevate Your Landscaping with Outdoor Lighting

Do you avoid using your outdoor spaces after the sun goes down due to insufficient lighting? At night or on cloudy days, your landscape can feel lifeless, cold, and even a little spooky. Outdoor lighting can make all the difference by brightening your outdoor spaces...
How to Identify and Handle Invasive Plants in Your Garden

How to Identify and Handle Invasive Plants in Your Garden

Do you have invasive plants growing on your property? Would you know how to identify them if you did? Whether you’re dealing with stubborn plants that are taking over your garden or you’re planning a brand new landscaping project, it’s important to know a little bit...
How to Work With Native Plants in Your Garden (And Why)

How to Work With Native Plants in Your Garden (And Why)

It’s no secret that our treasured natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats have been shrinking over the last several decades, and this is especially noticeable in city environments. Although we in the Pacific Northwest have done more than many places to maintain the...
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...