You have a lawn and it is lousy. Full of weeds, lots of thatch, bare dirt, lumps.... I haven't even seen your lawn but I know what it looks like.
Fixing your Portland area lawn is less work than you think it is. All you need is a lawn mower, possibly a wheelbarrow, and these instructions. Read More
Are you looking for someone to design and build custom fencing for you, perhaps one with horizontal slats? Do you need someone skilled to guide you through the options for your new cedar or ipe deck? Read More
Ross NW Watergardens purchased a landscape maintenance company in 2011, and has enjoyed caring for hundreds of lawns and landscapes in the years since.
However, starting July 17th we will no longer be doing any residential landscape maintenance. If we have been caring for your lawn, you may wonder why. Read More
Cover the ground with weed barrier fabric, put mulch or bark dust on top, and never worry about weeding again. Or, if you fancy yourself a realist, cut down drastically on the amount of work needed to take care of weeds.
Here is the problem: weed fabric rarely works and is often a really, really bad idea. This raises some questions: Read More
Yes, Portland is full of bad sprinkler systems. Inefficient, leaky, even illegal irrigation systems.
Don't let your new sprinklers be installed like that. Here is what you
need to know about irrigation systems and irrigation installers. Read More
The home is modern. Space is limited and includes both concrete and wood deck surfaces. There is very little soil to work with. Can a space like this be transformed into a Japanese-inspired garden gathering space?
Here are some concepts that, used properly, can transform the space as desired. Read More
Paris Realty Group runs a nice blog with a recurring feature: "Five on Friday". The concept is simple, they sit down with someone local who works (in one way or another) with homes and ask them five questions.
Last Friday Paris Group sat down with Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens to discuss landscape design in Portland. Read More
Low voltage landscape lighting allows you to enjoy your landscape during the darkest (rainiest) days of the year.
More time to enjoy your yard. That should be reason enough to consider landscape lighting. But just in case it isn't, here are. Read More
How much will it cost you to hire a landscape designer? Depends on a few factors such as... Read More