How to Winterize Your Portland Garden

How to Winterize Your Portland Garden

This blog was originally published on April 11, 2016, and last updated on January 18, 2022. When it comes to your Portland garden, you should give it constant care even when your bulbs are sleeping and the trees have lost their leaves. The plants you enjoy in spring...
Tips to Lower your Project Costs

Tips to Lower your Project Costs

Like most things in life, planning ahead can have a big impact on the outcome – especially when it comes to finances. You may not have a vision yet for your yard, but there are a few items that may very well save you money regardless of the improvements you make in...
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...
Get Backyard Habitat Certified!

Get Backyard Habitat Certified!

Would you like your garden to attract birds, butterflies, beneficial pollinators, and other wildlife? Do you live on a property in Oregon that is less than an acre in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington County, or within Clark County in Washington state? Did you know...
Rethinking Garden Cleanup

Rethinking Garden Cleanup

When Autumn arrives, thoughts turn to cleaning up the garden after the exuberance of summer growth. This does not need to be such a chore: there are ways to lighten your workload while working with nature. Especially if you have a larger property, you can leave...
Got Bugs? Get Bats!

Got Bugs? Get Bats!

Bats aren’t just for Halloween anymore. Their reputation as ghoulish, bloodsucking, disease-carrying rodents is unjustified. They are as beneficial to our environment as birds and bees. But since they do their work at night, they don’t get the appreciation...