What does your fescue look like now? My clients with tall fescue sod from JB Sod have lawns that look like wet straw. Not good. I called JB Sod and asked them about it. Here is what is going on:
We have had a much colder winter that normal and fescue lawns have gone dormant. In fact the sod fields at JB are dormant too! Read More
This garden was designed by Sadafumi Uchiyama and installed by us in 2008. We do the basic maintenance as well, with the excellent tree pruning by Mike Ellena.
I stopped by to make sure the garden had come through the ice and snow well. What a great garden this come to be. Even in winter it makes me smile! Read More
We have been using large amounts of cedar posts, pickets, and boards in our landscapes for years. Recently, though, another wood product has captured our fancy- juniper.
What is so great about juniper for Portland landscapes? Read More
Do first impressions matter? In certain situations, when you have a limited amount of time to make your point, they matter a lot. Landscaping helps form the first impression of your home. Read More
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