Published on Wednesday, July 07, 2021
When it comes to watering your lawn and landscape during the dry summer months in Happy Valley, Oregon, homeowners should work smart. Working smart means maximizing every drop of water through the right timing coupled with consistent lawn care and maintenance practices like aeration and mulch installation. If you want to save water during the summer season, preparing your lawn before...
Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
A beautiful, low maintenance landscape in Oregon is achievable as long as you make smart choices. One of the
best decisions a property owner can make is to include native plants in their landscape. These are the plants that
have been naturally growing in a certain area even before the European settlers came. They have had many years to grow
and adapt to their environment, making...
Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021
The 2021 fire season has started a month earlier than expected in some counties of Oregon. It usually begins
in early June and lasts until fall or when state officials declare it. Burn bans are announced alongside the fire
season to mitigate the risk of more wildfires.
More than 1.2 million acres of land were burned in 2020's wildfires, leaving many residents struggling....
Published on Monday, May 31, 2021
Fresh and vibrant grass is always a good idea for your lawn, and it can be achieved either through seeding or
installing sod. It is critical to make an informed choice between whether you want the instant gratification that sod
installation can give you or the lower initial cost that comes with seeding. Another factor to consider is the time it
takes to establish your thick, lush lawn.
Published on Monday, May 17, 2021
Our clients in Gresham, Oregon came to us with ideas for their total landscape redesign. At the time, their front
yard consisted of yellowing grass, overgrown shrubs and hedges, and virtually no landscape design. Our clients were
ready to turn their front yard into a landscape that increased their curb appeal and made their
We transformed this front yard into an...
Published on Friday, April 23, 2021
Enrolling in a fertilization program is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. Most programs offer
year-round protection so that you never have to worry if your lawn is getting the correct amount of nutrients during
every changing season. We often get questions from clients about how long they have to wait until they can resume
normal activity such as cutting the grass on a...
Published on Friday, April 16, 2021
Although extremely exciting, redesigning your landscape is a huge project with many different variables to consider. There are a few things that many homeowners forget to think about which, in turn, impacts how their finished product looks. It is best to get advice from landscapers who have designed and installed thousands of landscapes to tell you what most customers tend to forget to think...
Published on Monday, March 15, 2021
English ivy can be an attractive plant found all over Oregon. It tends to grow in cold, shaded areas where the soil is kept moist and fertile. Many people use English ivy as decorations in their gardens because of its pretty "climbing" appearance and color. However, the plant isn’t native to our state and can easily become invasive.
English ivy has the ability to spread rapidly ...
Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
The cold months of the winter season leave your lawn weak and unprepared for the growing season ahead. Usually, you'll find that there is a lot of leftover clutter and debris from the fall and winter seasons. A spring cleanup is the best way to give your lawn the TLC it needs after those chilly months. Spring cleanups not only help your lawn look its best, but they also prevent further health ...
Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
With spring approaching fast, many homeowners plan to add some splashes of color to their yard. What flowers are best to
plant in early spring in the Portland area? We have three favorites—annual geraniums, snapdragons, and sweet peas!
At J&C Lawn Care, we offer a variety of
annual flowers to give your yard vibrant seasonal colors. If you live in the Happy Valley, OR...