Landscaping Portland Oregon for Safety and A New Level of Entertaining

This project took Landscaping Portland Oregon to a new level.  I created a Permaculture Master Plan for a new family with a small, flat yard.  This young Portland couple wanted outdoor dining space and a fire pit for entertaining their friends.  Their kids needed a place to play, and their daughter’s front bedroom was exposed to the street.  The neighborhood in which they purchased their home had experienced recent crime, and so the family also needed a safer property.image: Landscaping Portland Oregon - a permaculture master plan example

Unique Portland Oregon Landscaping Solutions

I created a unique multi-level solution that added delight and discovery to their featureless back yard.  The sunken fire pit area allows them to entertain in style while adding interest and fun to their outdoor space.  Landscaping in Portland Oregon can be tricky with all the rain, and so this feature deals with storm water efficiently while showcasing flowering plants and a variety of leaf textures and colors.

Kids and Pets

The Stange family also wanted me to incorporate spaces for their dog and children.  I devised a dog run to utilize the wasted space in back of their house and a safer play area in their front yard for the kids.

It Came Down to Features

Main features of this Portland Oregon landscaping project included screening in the client’s back yard for privacy, building new interest with a sunken fire pit seating area, adding the productivity and beauty of fruit trees, creating a dining space on a new deck, and incorporating a play area out front that also enhanced the family’s sense of safety in a slightly rougher neighborhood.

This project is a great example of how landscaping Portland Oregon style offers unique benefits when the issues unique to the area are carefully considered.

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