Rainwater management in Portland Oregon is a big deal. How can you capture rain from your property and landscape and then manage or even utilize it? This rainwater management guide from Ross NW Watergardens will help you understand.Read More
Here at Ross NW Watergardens we love natural stone. Our landscape designs are full of it. Patios, fire features, water features, paths, walls, and columns all are best when real stone is used. Boulder groupings are a trademark element of our gardens.
But where does all this stone come from? Where do we buy our boulders, slate, and stepping stones? Here are 4 great stone yards we use:Read More
KGW interviewed me for a story on Portland's home improvement market. We discussed how both the housing boom and weather play a role.Read More
This is the first guest post we have ever accepted on our landscaping blog. My sister Holly, and her husband Sean, live in NY. When work took them to Japan in February they go the chance to see real Japanese gardens. My sister came back with a love of them she didn't have before. Read on for her thoughts, and a bunch of great pictures!Read More
My good friends Joel and Shannon Ward have a business I want to share with you: JCW Cleaning. They are Portland based and offer window and office cleaning.
Why am I telling you this?
Joel is a great friend and I know he does excellent work. I also know how hard it is to find someone you can trust to do any kind of work around your house. Joel has been in business for many years, but has just started with his website. So this is my way to help my friend and you, my loyal readers :-)Read More
Most residential landscape designs in Portland are boring. We use the same plants, in the same ways, and spend less than an hour a week caring for them. The results are... boring.
Is it difficult to create a yard that grabs the eyes of people? Not really. Adding just one or two key elements to your current landscape can make a huge impact. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to wake up a slumbering landscape:Read More
A couple weeks ago I visited an old client in Lake Oswego. We have done 6-7 phases with him over the last 11 years. I really love his garden, and I think the picture below will help you see why:Read More
Yep, it's true. Ross NW Watergardens spring schedule is full. The projects currently on our schedule will take us into early summer. Our sole designer is fully booked.Read More
Ross NW Watergardens used to do a lot of irrigation system and water feature repairs. Back then we had one landscape crew, no maintenance crews, and didn't do any design work. We now have multiple crews and do quite a few designs. We don't want to add technicians, so...
We are no longer taking on repairs for systems or features we did not install ourselves. But don't worry, we have some great referrals for you:Read More
We are a full service landscape firm that can take your landscape from concept to completion.
But we know we are not always the best fit for every client or project. And we certainly appreciate that there are a bunch of talented landscape architects and designers here in Portland. So, if you don't work with us, who should you consider?Read More