Landscaping can have a big impact on how you feel about your home and property, especially in a green and lush city like Portland. A well-planned and professionally maintained outdoor space can boost your home’s curb appeal and property value, save you time, improve privacy, help the environment, and even lift your spirits!

But how do you know if you need a full-service landscaping company or a standalone service provider? Is it more cost-effective to hire one company to handle all your landscape design and maintenance needs? Are there certain projects that require a specialist? 

We’re here to answer these questions and more so you can take advantage of Portland’s best landscape designers, installers, and maintenance service providers.

Understanding Full-Service Landscaping - outdoor fireplace example

Understanding Full-Service Landscaping

Full-service landscaping provides the full range of services required to design, construct, and maintain an outdoor space with one company. While you have the option to hire standalone service providers, a full-service company is a one-stop shop that can address each individual project to create a cohesive and beautiful final result.

Many homeowners are surprised to learn how many components go into landscape design and construction, and how interconnected all of these elements truly are. When you choose a full-service landscape contractor like Blessing Landscapes, you’ll have convenient, reliable access to a wide range of services, including:

Comparing Full-Service and Standalone Service Providers

Standalone landscaping service providers offer limited and sometimes specialized services. For example, you may find a local company that exclusively mows lawns, lays paver patios, or installs irrigation systems, lighting systems, water features, or synthetic grass.

While full-service providers like Blessing Landscapes offer comprehensive professional landscaping services, a standalone provider exclusively focuses on one element of your outdoor space.

So how do you know which type of company to choose? In some cases, a smaller standalone provider may be all you need. For example, if you live in a townhouse or condo and only have a small patch of grass to maintain, it might be most cost-effective to simply hire a local teenager who’s looking for lawns to mow on weekends. However, if you have a larger property to maintain or are looking to add or upgrade features in your landscape, you’ll almost always get better results at a better price by hiring a full-service landscaping company like Blessing Landscapes.

Benefits of Full-Service Landscaping in Portland - landscape wall

Benefits of Full-Service Landscaping in Portland

Consistency in Design and Execution

Working with a full-service landscape construction company almost always leads to a more cohesive and aesthetically consistent outdoor space. An individual service provider will simply show up to do their part and won’t be invested or involved in the entire project. This often results in mismatched or competing design elements as well as discrepancies in quality.

Choosing a full-service company for your Portland landscaping project will ensure that the final result is holistic and that all elements work together seamlessly.

Convenience and Time-Saving

If you’re planning a large-scale landscaping project, managing several companies at once can quickly become overwhelming. From vetting each company, to reviewing bids, to facilitating communication, to handling any disputes or setbacks, planning and executing a quality landscape construction project is a full-time job.

With a full-service company, you don’t have to dedicate hours a day to your landscape. We’ll handle the day-to-day tasks and ensure you’re getting the outdoor space of your dreams on a timeline that works for you.


Working with a company that offers the full range of landscaping services in-house doesn’t just save you time. It’s also almost always less expensive because you can take advantage of significant savings from bundled services.

Working with standalone providers requires extensive and strategic budgeting. You’ll have to seek quotes from each provider separately, and make space in your budget for additional unforeseen costs if you run into delays or obstacles with one particular part of your project. With a full-service company, you only need to get one quote!

Expertise Across Various Services

It’s a common misconception that full-service providers are generalists. At Blessing Landscapes, our team is composed of experienced professionals who specialize in a wide range of services. If a member of our team ever doesn’t have the answer for a particular question or concern you have, they’ll know exactly where to get the information you need from a reliable, internal source.

While standalone landscaping service providers may be able to refer you to other specialists if they don’t offer the specific solution you’re looking for, choosing a full-service company gives you immediate access to an integrated team with diverse skill sets and knowledge.

Ongoing Maintenance and Support

By working with a high-quality landscape construction company when you design and install your landscape, you can benefit from getting any ongoing care and adjustments from the same team! They’ll know exactly how each feature in your landscape was installed, which allows for more convenience, flexibility, and support on an ongoing basis.  Plus, since they installed it, they will care more about your landscape than anyone!

Work With A Full-Service Landscaping Company in Portland - backyard outdoor patio

Work With A Full-Service Landscaping Company in Portland

At Blessing Landscapes, we go above and beyond to ensure that our clients get the full range of landscaping services without ever having to sacrifice quality. 

We have over 30 years of experience working with homeowners throughout the greater Portland area. Our incredible team of experts can provide you with the beautiful, customized outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of.

Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive services and tell us about your project. We can’t wait to meet you!