The Best Reasons Not To Work With Ross NW Watergardens

by Ben Bowen

Why shouldn't you choose Ross NW Watergardens as your landscaper?

No, our site was not hacked by some other Portland landscaper. We just realize that we should not try to be "all things to all people".

Here's the thing:

We are a full service landscaping firm and offer a wide variety of landscaping services. But there are services that we don't offer- like stamped concrete.

There are also kinds of projects that we are not great at. And that's ok. Your landscaper is out there. Maybe it's Ross NW Watergardens, maybe it's someone else.

Here are some of the reasons you might NOT want to hire us for your landscape project:

  • Speed. We are not fast. Volume and production is not our business model. Landscape designs take time to complete properly. Our team members are craftsmen, not cogs in a machine. Projects go at the pace required for a quality finished product. If we try to force things it ends up like the famous clip from 'I Love Lucy'. So, if you have a hard deadline for your project- then you might look elsewhere.
  • Boring. We specialize in landscapes with challenges. Your site may be a challenge. The design you have, or want, could be challenging. Maybe the budget is a challenge. Bring it on.We love the challenges that each day of landscaping brings. But if you need 15 plants, planted in a row? Then we are probably not for you.
  • Price. We are by no means the most expensive landscaper in Portland. And we expect and respect that you have a budget. But if price is your TOP priority, not one of your top priorities, but THE top priority- then we are not your landscaper. When price trumps all then quality of work and materials has to be sacrificed. We don't do that. So if you are flipping a house, or doing a "quick and dirty" renovation on a rental, then Ross NW Watergardens is not a good fit. This is not snobbery. We just are not any good at that sort of project.

But maybe we are the landscaper for you. That is awesome. Let's schedule a consultation and get started!