What if your landscape is already completed, and isn’t as modern as you would like? Or maybe you are having a hard time completing the look because most garden accessories are traditional in style.
Here is a collection of truly modern accessories (some from Portland) that will put the finishing touches on your modern garden: Read More
Pictures from a landscape designer’s visit to the Portland Japanese Garden! Read More
Most of the time I do blog posts about stuff Ross NW Watergardens does well. This post is about something we do not do at all, ever- sell pond supplies. Read More
Do you need a landscape design? What exactly is a landscape design? And if you don’t need a design, what do you need? Our landscape designer answers all those questions here. Read More
Camas. WA landscape project by Ross NW Watergardens. See how we took a boring front yard and back slope and transformed it into something modern and special… Read More
We love designing landscapes in the Portland area.
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
People are looking for landscapes that are low maintenance and don't take much water. When you think artificial turf Portland is probably the last place that would come to mind.The rain is plentiful and "authenticity" is valued yet the demand for artificial lawns is growing rapidly. Read More
As a homeowner, landscaper, designer or architect we spend a lot of time deciding what to put into our landscapes.
It is just as important, though, to know what not to include in your design. Landscape preferences are subjective, of course. But the following three things should never be in your Portland landscape design. Read More
No other plant can give you instant height while taking up so little space. Bamboo can be a focal point or a backdrop, a sharp exclamation point or a soft accent. And if you are leaning modern or Japanese with your landscape design bamboo will fit right in.
So how to do bamboo right, right? Read More
Steel is fantastic in landscapes. It is a versatile material, which is what custom landscape designs demand. Steel ages really well, taking on a natural patina that fits with your garden's core ingredients.
So how, exactly, do we work some steel into your landscape? Glad you asked! Read More