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We wanted a good place to share great projects and some of our expertise with our clients and the world at large, so when we put this new site together, it was important to us to include an awesome blog.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out some of our posts. We can always be reached through the contact info at the bottom of the page, feel free to give us a call with any questions.

From a blank slate to something simple and clean

We frequently get calls from clients all over the Portland and Vancouver area who are excited about their new home– but working with bare dirt in their backyard! Many builders will install a pretty average or basic front yard space, leaving the choice of what to do with the backyard area to you. We’ve shown you some different ways we can spice up those front yard basic areas. Well, today it’s all about the backyard!

Just because we want to bring in some of our low maintenance landscaping strategies doesn’t mean you can’t have a pleasant and very functional space.

Before

After

This client wanted something that would be clean and clear of clutter so her dogs could have some space to safely play, while not also signing up to spend every weekend out in the yard pulling weeds and patching torn up grass. We were able to bring in a mix of rock and artificial turf to make this a dog-friendly area that wouldn’t require the constant attention of a grass lawn. We were even able to build in some simple planting areas for a future garden. Now that’s a puppy pleaser!

Sunbathing on the patio

Here’s an awesome example of how a landscaper can take a fine yard and turn it into something incredible. The first image here is the yard we started with.

As you can see, the redesign of this backyard not only made it a more practical space to entertain and relax in, but the clean lines of the patio make the area feel easily twice as large.

We were able to help the homeowner keep their personal style in the look of the space, and now this backyard can be shared even better with friends and family.

If you want to get a lot more out of your yard, or are just sick of that cookie cutter builder basic landscaping, give us a call and we can give you something you’ll love.

Vancouver Front Yard Transformation

Everyone loves a before & after shot. This complete overhaul of a SW Washington yard saw this:
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Become THIS:

This clean, simple design looks so natural and well-suited to this home and neighborhood. It’s come a long way!

To achieve something that looks this good, it takes real expertise and a custom touch. Here’s a point-by-point assessment of the project, note how many of the key components required some tailoring unique to just this project:

 – Manorstone retaining wall with a cap detail in NW Blend
 – Dominion Slate pathways in harvest blend
 – Block & paver steps custom fit to unique shape of the driveway transition
 – Custom pattern designed to fit these steps
 – Custom pattern designed to fit this pathway
 – Custom curves to shape the path to the retaining wall
 – Complete lawn renovation with sod installation
 – Complete bed renovation with new plants and medium fir bark dust
 – Irrigation adjustments to fit the new shape of the yard

We have excellent suppliers and access to top notch commercial materials, but it takes more than just good blocks to make a project like this a reality.

Our consultants are meeting with homeowners and property managers every day to plan projects just like this one. Give us a call today.