Does snow hurt plants?
Not usually. The real danger posed by snow involves weight not cold. As the snow piles up on branches they can bend and then break. This is especially true with plants that are brittle to begin with. Most, if not all, of your plants should be just fine! Read More
The Ideabook below shows concepts that can be used to design a modern landscape that is relatively low maintenance. Enjoy! Read More
Great landscape design is a little like magic. Control the eyes, direct the feet, and draw people towards focal points in the landscape. In most landscapes this means hiding less desirable elements. A/C units, house foundations, neighbors all threaten the illusion your landscape design is creating.
Screens and fences are the answer to this landscape design problem. See how using horizontal slats can help you design and build distinctive fences and screens. Read More
Spring cleaning. It's a national tradition. You take care of the inside of your house. Let Ross NW Watergardens take care of the outside. See what we can do for your landscaping... Read More
Even with our relatively short growing period there are many ways to integrate edible landscape elements into your yard and reap (literally) the rewards all year.
Here are 6 great ways to make your landscape more edible: Read More
Lake Oswego, Oregon is one of our favorite places to work (don't tell Portland). If you look at our Portfolio you will see that many of our best projects have been there. In fact, three of those Lake Oswego landscape projects are actually on Lake Oswego. So, yes, Lake O has been good to us.
But is it the easiest place to execute a landscape project? Read More
Like most landscaping companies in Portland, we offer a free consultation to anyone considering a landscape project. When you fill out our contact form or call us, what should you expect?
This spring, it seems that every other landscape consultation involves the same issue: how to reduce or eliminate a lawn. Read More
Portland is a city of hills and slopes. Many of our yards have major elevation changes. These provide a challenge, but also a great opportunity.
Retaining walls take your slope and make it usable- while keeping all that soil where it should be. What type of retaining wall is right for you and your landscape? Take a closer look at a few options and then contact Ross NW Watergardens for a free consultation!
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