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Why Messy & Overgrown Landscapes Need to Be Cleaned up Before Winter

Why Messy & Overgrown Landscapes Need to Be Cleaned up Before Winter

If you have a property with overgrown vegetation, whether it be grass, trees, shrubs, or other plants, it might be tempting to let the winter season come and go and just handle the issue in the spring. However, neglected vegetation can be more than an eyesore. It can also make caring for your landscape a lot more difficult in the spring. One of the main things that you'll want to do is to...
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Plant These 5 Native Plants for a Fantastic, Low-Maintenance Landscape

Plant These 5 Native Plants for a Fantastic, Low-Maintenance Landscape

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...
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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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The Pros and Cons of Cedar Chips for Your Landscape Beds

The Pros and Cons of Cedar Chips for Your Landscape Beds

Cedar chips are a very natural-looking type of mulch that blend in well with landscape beds in Happy Valley. Cedar chips offer a wide variety of benefits including insect control, moisture retention, and temperature control. Some property owners are hesitant to use cedar chips in their landscape beds because they lose their color and repellent qualities relatively quickly. However, regular...
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4 Rock & Mulch Ground Covers for Your 2020 Portland Landscape

4 Rock & Mulch Ground Covers for Your 2020 Portland Landscape

As we begin the new year, you may want to consider installing ground cover for your landscape. We provide professional rock and mulch installation services for residential and commercial properties in Troutdale, Happy Valley, and Gresham, OR. Deciding between rock and mulch may be a difficult decision to make. Our team at J&C Lawn Care recommends incorporating both rock ...
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Tips to Prepare Your Landscaping for Cooler Weather

Tips to Prepare Your Landscaping for Cooler Weather

Most people tend to think that spring and summer are the most important seasons for landscape care, but in fact, fall is actually the most important time. During autumn, your landscape starts to transition into dormancy and store up energy for the upcoming cold months. Aerating, seeding, and fertilizing your lawn in the fall is pertinent to its survival during winter. Here are some tips on how ...
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How Plants Benefit from Regular Trimming & Pruning

How Plants Benefit from Regular Trimming & Pruning

Hedge and shrub trimming, small tree trimming, and more aren’t just for fancy aesthetics. While these activities may make you think of sculpted landscape gardens, the truth is that hedge trimming is an important part of keeping plants healthy. Even very basic trees and bushes need regular trimming for their health. It also keeps your yard from becoming overgrown. The owners of J&C Lawn Care...
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Mulch Madness: Why Your Landscaping Needs Mulch

Mulch Madness: Why Your Landscaping Needs Mulch

As we settle into the spring season in Gresham, Happy Valley, Troutdale, Oregon, and other surrounding areas, it’s time to start thinking about the ways we can work toward making our yards healthy and looking great. Aside from regular lawn mowing and maintenance, there are other tasks that need to be performed. One of these tasks is to add mulch to your landscaping....
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