Gardening

Why Gardening is Good for You

Have you ever considered that something as simple, rejuvenating, and fulfilling as gardening could also be good for your health?  Taking care of a garden can lead to much improved physical and mental health due to an increase in activity, elevated heart rate, stretching, and the use of many varying muscles.  And when you consider that you are producing the healthiest food you could eat, the payoff is even higher.  Read through this informative infographic provided by WhatShed to learn all the many benefits to your health by gardening.

The Importance of Pruning Your Trees

Wondering how to take care of all the gorgeous trees on your Portland property? Check out this infographic on pruning, geared toward Portlanders. Learn about hardwoods and conifers commonly found around the Rose City. Understand the goals of structural, ornamental, and fruit tree pruning. Recognize common pruning myths, and the truth behind them. Finally, learn why it’s best to hire a professional Portland arborist for tree pruning.

Read more: http://www.urbanforestprofessionals.com/the-importance-of-pruning-your-trees-infographic#ixzz3nQjkl98I

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Portland Landscapers Discuss the Inner Workings of a French Drain

Want to learn more about French drains, how they work and how they can help transform a soggy lawn? The Portland landscaping experts at Landscape East & West have created a fun and informative infographic that answers these questions and many more. Learn about some common uses for French drains as well as advantages of this particular drainage system. Plus, get some fun facts about our local climate! Did you know that of Portland, Oregon’s average 40 inches of rainfall per year, 55% occurs in just a four month span? It’s true!

 If you’re looking for help with any drainage concerns or just want to find out how to maximize your current irrigation or drainage solutions, visit our water management page for information on how Landscape East & West can assist you.Landscape-East-West_Infographic_French-Drains