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 […]
What is compost tea and how can it help your landscape thrive? Although it’s not the first thing we think of in the landscape, soils are an important consideration of plant health. Healthy soils are alive and If nurtured properly can help produce beautiful, healthy landscapes with fewer inputs such as conventional fertilizers and pesticides. […]
Over the past few years we’ve seen effects in the landscape from an extended drought, specifically in the West. Meteorologists are, once again, predicting above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation for 2016 in the Willamette Valley. Signs of drought stress can easily be seen in the declining health of regional trees. Dead limbs in tree […]
For years, I have heard the concern from property managers that fruit bearing trees just aren’t for the commercial landscape and that fruit trees can become unruly in a residential landscape. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fruit trees, but we don’t know how to maintain them. Fruit Trees are for the birds!” Well, […]
You may not be aware, but DeSantis Landscapes also does municipal landscape maintenance work as well as commercial and some residential. Our crews were out in Oregon City today taking care of the last of the leaf fall. They’ve got this down to an art form…nice work guys!
Major kudos to Laura House, DeSantis Landscapes Account Manager, who is responsible for the landscaping at the Rose Quarter. She received a request less than two weeks ago to “beautify” the leaking and inoperable fountain in the courtyard at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, and it needed to be complete prior to the Memorial Day weekend […]
Humans have a natural appreciation for nature, it’s in our genes. Edward O. Wilson even coined a term for this; biophilia, the urge to affiliate with other forms of life. When we have access to or take time in the natural environment, our heart rate slows, our productivity increases, we have fewer sick days and […]
How can landscaper contractors partner with others in facility management to advance sustainability goals? For one answer check out this Public Service Announcement recently released by the Portland TrailBlazers. RIP CITY!
Know who you are buying from: A salesperson can and may tell you anything. Don’t take their word for it. Do your research and check the Better Business Bureau. See if there were complaints and if there were, how quickly were they resolved? Also, review the company’s website and get a feel for their values and […]
We have about a week to go, but here’s some progress photos of a new Senior Living facility in Wilsonville called Active Adult. The terrace patio includes a paver pattern that will allow residents to play with “life-size” chess pieces. The other side of the terrace includes an Ipe hardwood deck for lounging and dining next to the outdoor […]