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Landscaping Creating Quality Curb Appeal

Updated on June 15, 2013

Statues and Boulders

Landscape design with deer statue and boulders
Landscape design with deer statue and boulders | Source
Japanese Rock Garden using boulders
Japanese Rock Garden using boulders | Source

Landscaping Portfolio and Ideas for Outdoor Living

Lighting for ambiance and curb appeal.
Lighting for ambiance and curb appeal. | Source
Outdoor kitchen. Built in Grill in retaining walls
Outdoor kitchen. Built in Grill in retaining walls | Source
Outdoor living space for entertaining. Retaining wall with water elements.
Outdoor living space for entertaining. Retaining wall with water elements. | Source
Retaining wall with water elements, (up close view) copper spouts and greenery.
Retaining wall with water elements, (up close view) copper spouts and greenery. | Source
Water elements. Rock design near home entry way.
Water elements. Rock design near home entry way. | Source
Waterfalls with rocks and plants
Waterfalls with rocks and plants | Source

Landscaping and Introducing All Oregon Landscaping

Long time friends in the state of Oregon have a spectacular landscaped yard. The curb appeal is just amazing. Oregon is a beautiful, natural state that shares a tremendous benefit to landscapers in that area. Plus, All Oregon Landscaping is a model landscaping company I want to share with you. Their images will inspire magnificent landscaping designs and grand outdoor living spaces worth entertaining guests.

I want to share some information about landscaping, planning, consulting and a review of one very amazing companies located in Oregon. This is a quality company with years of experience and will help people recognize quality landscapers in their own state.

Since, we find ourselves in the middle of issues and unresolved and unusable space, procrastinating to do it another day, or following year. It is nice to find a company that can recognize the issue, realize the potential and create the ultimate area. A place to admire, and enjoy. Listen to compliments and entertain with great pride in something so special and uniquely representing your style and personality.

There are some beautiful images and a video to understand the quality and give you plenty of landscaping dreams and ideas!


Areas in Landscape Designing

Let's look at all the areas involving landscape designs. There are many areas; this company provides them all, that's why I am using them as an example. When your ideas include a much larger scale of outdoor expansion and improvement project, it is best to locate a company that provides the full package of design, build and installation. Many people followup with long term care and yard maintenance services. Some of us love to do the yard work ourselves. There is a lot of joy and up close awarding feelings from viewing all the plants and flowers.

How would you like to see what you want in 3D format first, before making any final decisions? That leaves you with room for input, modifications to improve and reach the final high quality design. Economically speaking, make the right decisions on a budget to live by and a result that exceeds expectations, That is customer service that understands every aspect of your home improvement projects and long term goals involving family time and lifestyle representation. All plans focus around budgets by ensure and prevent overspending.

  • Landscaping design and installation of all elements. Trees and plants are available in their privately owned, highly expansive nursery. This is another beneficial feature that can reduce costs while maintaining a healthy environment,
  • Water elements like custom pools, ponds and waterfalls. Retaining walls with water elements to surround outdoor living and entertaining spaces.
  • Outdoor living today is outdoor cooking and elegant kitchens, relaxing spaces, fire elements like pits and fireplaces.
  • Lighting creates ambiance, adds to home security and enhances yards and water elements.
  • Custom concrete adds sustainability and stability while beautifying the grounds. Creating a low maintenance yard with larger areas of concrete will reduce costs in the long run and prevent weeds and grass in those areas.
  • Incorporate decorative elements like statues, pots and boulders.
  • Wood working to build Trellises, Arbors, and Pergolas.
  • Establishing retaining walls to prevent soil erosion, while adding to the structure of any backyard, entry way or along a driveway.
  • Patios are the heart of outdoor family time and entertaining. Creating a unique, comfortable and highly usable space can provide all the benefits of indoor living; right down to the grilling, or kitchen features.
  • Hardscapes surround custom pool areas,
  • Irrigation Design and Install
  • Vineyards for the Home
  • XGrass for artificial Turf for Lawns, Pet Areas, and Play Areas
  • XGrass for putting Greens, tennis courts, basketball courts and outdoor yoga and workout areas.
  • Tree Trimming and Removal
  • Drainage Work
  • Snow Removal
  • Maintenance and care following landscaping

Maintenance and care following landscaping

  • Lawn treatments
  • Leave removal.
  • Snow removal

Maintenance and XGrass

Designer leaf gate for retaining wall.
Designer leaf gate for retaining wall. | Source
Xgrass lawn
Xgrass lawn | Source
XGrass, allergy free grass alternative in beautiful style. Just like it is on many golf courses.
XGrass, allergy free grass alternative in beautiful style. Just like it is on many golf courses. | Source
Maintenance and yard care. In Oregon and Washington, snow removal too!
Maintenance and yard care. In Oregon and Washington, snow removal too! | Source

Creating a picture wish list for your landscaper

Water elements, pond with greenery. I like the pond design in the Missouri state park, Lake Jacomo at the Day Camp.
Water elements, pond with greenery. I like the pond design in the Missouri state park, Lake Jacomo at the Day Camp. | Source
Water plants and flowers, landscaping the water and surrounding areas.
Water plants and flowers, landscaping the water and surrounding areas. | Source
Retaining walls, rock walls, and sitting area.
Retaining walls, rock walls, and sitting area. | Source

Ideas for Landscaping

There are some techniques to help capture what you want and share those thoughts during a consult. Be open to adjustments that will personalize the design and better suit the surrounding environment of your home or office.

Take pictures at botanical gardens. They cover all types of flowers and plants for each of the seasons. You can get a much better idea of how they will look once matured. Include images of any statues, art, garden decorations and trellises.

Take a garden tour, check out the places in the United States and other countries to explore locations, dates and times. Prepare your camera and memory cards for the tours. Oregon has 14 tours, 16 in Washington. Those are some excellent places to find inspiration.

Garden shows and patio shows to see the newest technology and how it works for you and your design ideas.

Some parks have unique landscaping and water elements that are perfect to photograph. I took the images of the water structure, retaining walls and sitting area from a Missouri park within Jacomo Day Camp. On the annual garden tour in the Kansas City area. This is a wonderful way to explore some quality designs. Share the experience with your friends or family and see what they like too.

Picture sharing, Creating a picture wish list for your landscaper.

  • Save all the images to a disc.
  • Document the location of each example design.
  • Upload them to photo sharing social media sites like Pinterest, Picaso, Flickr, Path, Instagram or personal blog.
  • Create pin board on Pinterest and follow All Oregon Landscaping. Or locate your local company. They will have easy access to your images and gain the understanding for what you want.
  • Review the images together during a consult to personalize the designs to the layout of the yard, home and budget.

All Oregon Landscaping - Services Offered

Services Offered
Living Space Improvements
Stability and Beauty
Water Elements
Landscaping design
Creating Outdoor Living Spaces
Trellises Arbors Pergolas
Ponds
Building
Lighting
Custom Concrete
Custom Pools with Hardscapes
Installation of all elements
Retaining Walls
Boulders
Waterfalls
Maintenance
Patios
Decorative Pots and Statues
Bubblers
Services from a full service landscaping company.

All Oregon Landscaping Website

All Oregon Landscaping Home Page
All Oregon Landscaping Home Page | Source
Learn about landscaping and outdoor living.
Learn about landscaping and outdoor living. | Source
 All Oregon Landscaping Awards and Recognition. Oprah show, to best in show at Patio and Garden shows.
All Oregon Landscaping Awards and Recognition. Oprah show, to best in show at Patio and Garden shows. | Source

All Oregon Landscaping, Inc.

A marker19785 SW Cipole Rd Sherwood, OR 97140 -
19785 Southwest Cipole Road, Sherwood, OR 97140, USA
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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you Rosemary50. I love the water elements. I hope to have one in yard that acts as a focal point when people drive by.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Some great suggestions and photo samples.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you American Choices. The pergola looks like a major project, that should be exciting to see when it is complete. Are you keeping a portfolio of water features you like, either from the internet or the ones you photograph? I like when the boulders are incorporated into the design. The stone in the wall, I think an email to that company I used as an example would answer about the types of stone and how it was laid. Good luck with your projects! I hope you have the opportunity to share them with us on Hubpages.

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      American_Choices 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Bradelletter,

      Landscaping is something many people ignore and/or don't understand. These photos are inspiring. My next project is a pergola and then the final finale will be a water feature - saving the best for last.

      I have seen stone done really well or as an eyesore - this contractor excels at stone and stone is one of the most difficult things to get right.

      The stone wall in the photo what is there a type of stone? Is appears to be laid dry? No mortar?

      I want a waterfall feature. Beautiful!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you breakfastpop. I was hoping they would be. Thanks for commenting.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Your suggestions and photos are very inspiring.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Hi Carol, always good to hear from you. You are right! With a beautiful yard it would make selling a house easier. I know it is part of what sold me in my own home. Flowers all the way around the house and a garden. Glad you like the photos, hopefully will be inspiring. Thanks for commenting.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Selling a house is all about sizzle. A beautiful yard with water will lasso people in ...They can actually feel themselves sitting in the yard and feeling peaceful and happy. Beautiful photos.