When an already-sustainable sports and entertainment complex was looking to up their game even more, they turned to DeSantis Landscapes to get the job done. The Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, a 30-acre campus and home to the Portland Trail Blazers, had been improving their sustainability efforts across the board, having earned their first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in 2010, becoming the first sports complex in the world to be LEED Gold certified.
The DeSantis Landscapes team has a passion for sustainable landscape innovation and some of us also have a passion for brewing. We combined those interests and created our own special proprietary blend of compost tea that we call: DeSanTEA, the symbiotic relationship brew! What is compost tea and how can it help your landscape thrive? […]
Do you remember seeing colorful displays of flowering bulbs on neighboring properties last spring? Maybe you thought, “I’d like to put some tulips or daffodils in my yard.” Well, now’s the time to plant all kinds of spring bulbs. Spring bloomers develop their roots in the fall, before winter really sets in. This growth period […]
The Top 3 things that a Landscape Company is doing this time of year. With the unseasonably warm temperatures lately it is getting many of us excited that spring feels nearly upon us! This is a particularly exciting time for a landscape business in the Pacific Northwest as the main growing season here is March […]
When landscaping your yard, consider edible plants instead of ornamental plants. Edibles not only provide food for your family, but also provide year round interest in your garden. Below are a couple edible plants that we frequently use in our client’s gardens. Feijoa sellowiana, Pineapple Guava This 10’x10’ evergreen shrub has beautiful […]
Oh, Spring! It’s that time of year again! The Magnolia’s are just starting to bloom, and the air is still filled with the wonderfully intoxicating scents of Winter Daphne and Sweetbox. We’re all looking forward to the warmer, drier days just ahead. Everyone is starting to think about gardening again. Don’t forget that Spring is […]
Get ready for Spring in your landscape…business This time of year gardening blogs, magazines and websites are chock-full of checklists about how to prepare your garden for the upcoming spring. Here’s a brief sampling… Feed the soil by applying compost. Rodale’s Organic Life http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/february-do-list Apply Dormant Spray. Better Homes and Gardens http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/pacific-northwest/february-tips-the-pacific-northwest/ Repair Winter damage […]
Our very own Tara Verotsky is featured in the soon to be released Fall issue of Oregon Home magazine. Congratulations Tara, this is well deserved recognition of your many talents! Download the full pdf to read here. Read the story on oregonhomemagazine.com here.
A common occurrence that happens particularly during the hot, dry season in many gardens is the appearance of yellowing on leaves or conifer needles, and dense webbing amongst plant life. These symptoms may be a strong indicator of a spider mite infestation. The good news is that there are numerous ways to purge these annoying […]