Everyone wants a deal. I get it. So you have three bids, from three landscape companies. Why is one bid higher than the others? Should you just go with the low bid?
There is often a good reason one bid is higher. And sometimes that means you would be wise to pay it. But there are projects where the low bidder probably makes sense. I will explain it all here: Read More
Clean, sleek, sophisticated. This not how I would describe a typical Portland landscape. Our gardens are lush and rowdy. Portland is full of gorgeous gardens- but very few modern ones.
Is that changing? Is Portland on the cusp of embracing a more modern landscape design aesthetic?
I think so, for a couple reasons: Read More
"Low maintenance" is subjective. Some people are fine with 1-3 afternoons spent in the garden each month. There are also people who really want NO maintenance (and a unicorn for a pet).
I am not sure what low maintenance means to you, but I do know that that there some basic keys to keeping maintenance demands under control. Here are 3 that I incorporate into low maintenance landscapes: Read More
Spring time is planting time in the Pacific Northwest. You have your favorite shovel, some good soil to amend with, and a hankering for some hard work. But there is just one problem:
What should you plant?
I have written about plants many times, but today I am just going to tell you about plants I love. And just so I don't get carried away, let's limit it to 6. Read More
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(See full blog for the important details!) Read More
No, our site was not hacked by some other Portland landscaper.
We just realize that we should not try to be "all things to all people". And that's ok. Your landscaper is out there.
Here are a couple reasons you might NOT want to hire us for your landscape project: Read More
The last time I wrote on this blog about landscaping on a budget, it was 2013. Since then that post has been on of our most popular, both on the website and Pinterest.
I am a people pleaser so I am back to give you what you want: MORE ways to landscape your yard without spending a fortune. Read More
Portland is not a desert. Ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, and moss all thrive here. Those are not desert plants.
But what if you are tired of that plant selection? And want something different? Something water wise and low maintenance? Then perhaps a high desert landscape design would be perfect. 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
And why it isn't a bad thing.
Rejection hurts. I totally get that. And when someone says "It's not you, it's me" it doesn't feel any better.
Knowing this makes it difficult for me to do what I sometimes have to do: decline a potential client's landscaping project.
So why would we turn down the opportunity to work with you? Read More