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5 Things to Consider When Planning for Your New Landscape Design

5 Things to Consider When Planning for Your New Landscape Design

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...
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The Dangers of Removing English Ivy by Yourself

The Dangers of Removing English Ivy by Yourself

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 ...
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Get a Spring Cleanup! Don't Be the Eyesore on Your Block

Get a Spring Cleanup! Don't Be the Eyesore on Your Block

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 ...
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Kick-Start Spring with These 3 Colorful Annuals

Kick-Start Spring with These 3 Colorful Annuals

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 Gresham, OR...
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6 Invasive Plants That May Be Lurking in Your Backyard

6 Invasive Plants That May Be Lurking in Your Backyard

Invasive plants are common in all lawns. It's important to recognize when your lawn has them because, if they go untreated, they can harm your other plants and vegetation by stealing the available water, sunlight, and essential nutrients. The first step to protecting your lawn from invasive plants is knowing what they look like. Some of them can easily be mistaken for pretty...
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Get A Jump On Spring: Plan Your Next Landscaping Project This Winter

Get A Jump On Spring: Plan Your Next Landscaping Project This Winter

While winter might be considered a 'dead time' in the lawn and landscaping space to begin working on a new landscaping project, it couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, waiting until the spring may be too late! The only problem is not everybody adopts this mindset. Many homes and businesses in Gresham, Happy Valley, and nearby areas won't begin thinking about...
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Everything You Need to Know Before Laying Sod in the Winter

Everything You Need to Know Before Laying Sod in the Winter

Contrary to common belief, laying sod in the winter is completely doable in Gresham, Happy Valley, OR, and nearby areas and is actually one of the best times to do it! Here in Portland, we see very minimal snowfall and the grounds don't tend to freeze over during the winter. This makes it easier to install new sod and prepare your lawn for fresh green growth in the spring....
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Striking Landscape Design Trends for Your Property in Portland, OR

Striking Landscape Design Trends for Your Property in Portland, OR

Fall is the best time to plan a new landscape design. Beautiful landscaping creates a space that wows neighbors and clients, but it also adds personality and brightness that’s a pleasure to live or work among. What’s more, some landscaping becomes stale over time, and re-conceptualizing the landscape can make your property look brand new. Now is the time to schedule a new...
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Trimming vs Pruning: What Does My Landscape Need This Fall?

Trimming vs Pruning: What Does My Landscape Need This Fall?

Depending on your landscape elements, you may need trimming, pruning, or both. As a property owner, you may recognize that trees and perennial shrubs will simply grow as nature intended, but eventually these landscaping elements can look overgrown and messy. We offer trimming and pruning as a combined service in the fall, but depending on your plants, you may need one or the other, and not...
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3 Harmful Fall Lawn Pests in Portland

3 Harmful Fall Lawn Pests in Portland

Lawn insects and pests can appear throughout the year, but some species are more active in the fall. Regardless of the season, all pest infestations should be taken care of immediately. Critters living in the dead leaves covering your lawn will quickly move into your home or commercial property to escape the winter elements. This is why leaf cleanups are a vital piece of fall lawn care that...
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