Rain, Rain, Rain. Excess Rainwater and Design

Rainwater Design Elements Design elements that work with excess rainwater instead of against it. In the Pacific Northwest, it rains; everyone knows this. So far, 2017 is especially wet and dreary, and those few peaks of sunlight feel like a lifeline to warmer and brighter times. But before we all move on to flowers, long […]

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Oregon Natives, The Best Low-Maintenance Landscape

Low-Maintenance Landscape Design In our Design Studio, we get a lot of requests for a low-maintenance landscapes. While spending time in the garden is important to some, others have different responsibilities that keep them from doing that, or just have a general lack of interest/ability to really nurture their outdoor space.  No judgement here, sometimes […]

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Steel in the contemporary garden

The versatility of steel in a contemporary garden Few materials do more for a slick, contemporary feel in modern landscape design than steel and concrete. Because they have the same thermal expansion rate, steel is a required component for concrete reinforcement. Now, while this is a good use of the material’s properties as such, it does nothing for […]

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