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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...
Time to Design!

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...