Is Snow Bad For My Plants?

by Ben Bowen

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!

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Go Horizontal For Custom Fences And Screens

by Ben Bowen

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.

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The Joys Of Landscaping In Lake Oswego

by Ben Bowen

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?

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Retaining Walls Keep Your Portland Slope In Place

by Ben Bowen

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!

 

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