The Joys Of Landscaping In Lake Oswego

by Ben Bowen

Landscaping Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego, Oregon is one of our favorite places to work (don't tell Portland). If you look at our portfolio you will see (here, here, and here) that many of our best projects have been there. In fact, three of those projects are actually on Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego has been good to Ross NW Watergardens.

There are, however, challenges associated with almost any landscaping project in Lake Oswego. For example:

  • The city has codes and requirements that go way beyond most other cities in our area. Some contractors can be surprised or even upset by this. If you live in Lake Oswego choose a contractor who is comfortable dealing with your city.
  • Property along the lake often has a lot of rock. It can be difficult to plan beds or run irrigation lines. We have experience with these kinds of yards and have ways to deal with the challenge.
  • In many neighborhoods in Lake Oswego people expect construction sites to be as clean, organized, and quiet as possible. Debris and supplies can not stay on the street for long. We act as guests and treat you and your neighbors with respect.

These challenges are all outweighed by the beautiful views of lake and mountain, wonderful elevation changes, and abundant established plant material. Contact us today and Ben Bowen will meet you at your home in Lake Oswego to discuss your landscape design needs.

Reviews from Lake Oswego Clients

Misha A. I heavily researched the installation of a koi pond, retaining wall, irrigation system, stepping stones and a lawn in our backyard. I met with at least five different landscapers and received formal bids on the work. I was very impressed with Ben and Joe Bowen who own Ross NW Watergardens for their knowledge, attention to detail, and professionalism. 

They have extensive experience in creating Japanese style gardens and I liked the examples of their work in their their portfolio. 

They gave me a very detailed bid which seemed quite fair (but not the cheapest). They spent 3 weeks completely transforming our back yard into a fabulous Koi pond. They surpassed my expectations. Ben and Joe made sure that the project was completed as agreed upon in the contract. 

I initially gave them four stars because the mulch that they used was contaminated with some seeds which sprouted like crazy two weeks after the project was completed. Ben promised to make it right (by weeding out the seedlings). He and his crew came back three times over a course of six weeks to rid our yard of the pesky sprouts. 

I am happy to give them 5/5 stars for their exceptional work. -Houzz

Tim B. The crew was very professional, hard working and knew their trade(s) extremely well. They cleaned up the area on a daily basis and the entire work-site when complete. The finished product is amazing - we're very happy with all aspects of the design, materials used and workmanship. We would highly recommend Ross NW Watergardens to anyone - in fact we did, our neighbors just got their yard done and it looks great too. -Houzz


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Services we offer in Lake Oswego:

Are there services we don't offer?

  • Irrigation Repair
  • Water Feature Repair
  • Engineered Retaining Walls
  • Poured Concrete