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Ben Bowen
Works at Ross NW Watergardens
Attended Sunrise Elementary School
Lives in Portland, OR Area
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The back yard at this Ladd's Addition landscape project by +Ross NW Watergardens is looking really good!
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Are we the best fit for you and your landscape project?

I hope so, but we might not be. Here are some reasons why:
No, our site was not hacked by some other Portland landscaper. We just realize that we should not try to be "all things to all people". And that's ok. Your landscaper is out there.  Here are a couple reasons you might NOT want to hire us for your landscape project:
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Which is older...

The truck or Japanese maple?
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Obviously a good fit for PDX as well
 
Famous for rainy weather, Seattle is the perfect home for this series of water-activated interactive artworks by artist Peregrine Churchstarted.
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Native plant sale alert!
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Love how little has changed in these homes. Wait long enough and the times will come back around to you.
Homeowners of midcentury moderns by architect Van Evera Bailey haven't modified their cherished home, except for changing paint colors and sisal carpet.
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How do you ask for your client's budget?
Are you wondering what's the best way to ask for a prospect's budget? We discuss strategies to help you ask for a budget before starting your design.
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Save $500!

But, wait, there's a catch...
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Part 2 of one of +Ross NW Watergardens most popular posts!

More tips for DIY landscaping on a budget. Get the most of your landscape $$ by following these tips.

#diy   #landscaping  
The last time I wrote on this blog about landscaping on a budget, it was 2013. Since then that post has been on of our most popular, both on the website and Pinterest. I am a people pleaser so I am back to give you what you want: MORE ways to landscape your yard without spending a fortune.
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What does a high desert landscape look like in Portland?

And why should you consider one if you are designing a new yard?

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Is it ok to remove that plant?

Should it stay or should it go? One of the toughest questions for a pant lover!

http://www.rossnwwatergardens.com/portland-landscaping-blog/2015/1/6/should-i-remove-that-plant
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Landscape Designer
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Landscape Design, Project Management, Landscape Writing
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  • Ross NW Watergardens
    Landscape Designer, 2004 - present
    The landscape designer, manager, blogger in the family firm.
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Portland, OR Area
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Brooklyn, New York, NY - Phoenix, AZ
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Landscape Designer at Ross NW Watergardens
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As teenager my father would wake me at 4am to get ready for work. You have to get up early to beat the Phoenix summer heat. I would install irrigation timers in massive subdivisions all day and fall asleep in the truck on the way home.  Amazingly, that start in the family business didn't send me running away screaming.

Now we are in Portland, Oregon and I choose to get up early to get the crews out the door. Time to make a landscape great! We design great gardens, craft them out of stone, dirt, and plants, and then keep them looking fantastic for years.

I am the Landscape Designer at Ross NW Watergardens a Portland area landscape design/build firm. It's pretty exciting stuff. 

Check out what we do here, and who we are and what we believe in at our Portland Landscape Blog. You will find landscaping design advice, project profiles, and get a little glimpse into our world. 

If you are in the Portland are I would love to meet you in person. Lets walk your property and discuss what it could be. I would love to see your renovated garden in our portfolio. Schedule a free landscape consultation today and get your landscape on the road to greatness! You can find me at Ross NW Watergardens at 7607 SE 104th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266. Reach us at (503)761-3683.
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3 kids and beautiful wife of over 10 years.
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  • Sunrise Elementary School
    4 Square, 1983 - 1989
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Excellent service, quality sod. JB is one of our primary suppliers for turf at Ross NW Watergardens.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Julie helped us engineer improvements on a client's retaining wall. She was extremely responsive, reasonably priced, and took a flexible approach to the project. I highly recommend her services and Ross NW Watergardens will use her for engineering walls in the future.
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reviewed 3 months ago
I called Greg on a Monday morning about locating 9 sprinkler valves for me. By 3pm they were located! Great service from a very friendly company. I highly recommend!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
As the landscape designer and manager at Ross NW Watergardens, I have been ordering plant material from Chehalem Mountain for years now. They are always pleasant to deal with, work hard to find what I need, and have reasonable prices. Could they be a little faster with quotes? Yes, but as long as give them a little lead time it's not an issue.
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We order LED low voltage lights from Landscape Lighting World for many of our projects. The quality and price are excellent. The styling is conservative, which means we can easily use them on many projects. Highly recommended!
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reviewed 6 months ago
Excellent place to get bark dust and blended soils. They also have a very nice 1/4"- gravel mix that we at Ross NW Watergardens use a lot. They are one our primary suppliers on the east side of town.
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This is where landscape pro's (like myself) get seed, everything you need for a great lawn, and good advice. It's also the place to get seed for lawn alternatives from Hobbs & Hopkins. Highly recommend!
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