Deschutes Environmental Service, Inc., offers a full line of professional commercial and residential landscape products, from new landscape installations to snow removal. If you can imagine it we can likely do it. If you can't imagine it, give us a call anyway, maybe we can help.
Plants native to an area are well suited to the local soils and climate, and require relatively little upkeep once established on an appropriate site. Native Landscapes also require less watering which can save money and water; both valuable resources. Also, by creating an integrated native plant landscape you can avoid having a property that provides little or no habitat for wildlife. Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. can also help you design and build a xeriscape which requires even less resource and upkeep.
Lawns & Gardens
Formal gardens are brilliant and exciting. They can be quietly dramatic or outright bold. While there are many kinds of formal gardens, they have two qualities in common: balance and symmetry. In formal garden design, the edges and borders are laid out in neat, geometric shapes with curves, undulating edges and circles. Along with the decisive contouring of the plant materials, these shapes accentuate the stability and serenity of formal landscape designs. Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. uses innovative design ideas to generate a plan to match your structure, property and lifestyle.
Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. can design and install an automated irrigation system to your preexsiting landscape. Our highly trained and friendly irrigation team can work with your needs to create a system that allows efficient irrigation coverage for lawns, beds, patio planters, gardens and even native habitat. We are happy to discuss your irrigation project with you. We also install irrigation as a part of our design build processes. When you call, ask about our exciting new "smart controllers".
Water Features, Ponds & Pools
Water features are pleasing landscaping details that help soothe the senses. Adding ponds, waterfalls, and fountains adds a pleasing kinetic dimension to any landscape plan. Water features can be small simple designs or custom-engineered designs that wind throughout an entire property. Water features bring sound and movement into your landscape, letting you escape to a more peaceful environment. Environmental concerns and native habitat appeal have made water features more popular than ever. Fountains, ponds and waterfalls can be dramatic or still and quiet; they can add beauty and value to your property, invite wildlife and give you back a sense of serenity after a long day. Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. can bring your landscape together with one of our exciting water features, pools or ponds.
Grading & Drainage Solutions
Erosion and drainage are always an important part of any landscape, but they are absolutely critical when a property has a hillside or is sloped. Precipitation and irrigation can quickly damage your landscape and even put your home or structures at risk if proper allowances are not made. Steep slopes offer no resistance to heavy runoff from storms, so water washes away topsoil, threatening your foundation, patios, walls and even structures.
The ideal landscape plan has both growing plants and hardscapes that allow you to enjoy the beauty of your outdoor areas. Patios, walkways and paths are a few of the elements that give you that access. A path or walkway let you move around and enjoy every corner of your home’s landscaping, while a patio or deck invites you to stay for a while, take some time, and just plain relax in your yard. Hardscapes show visitors that your outdoors have been planned through with just as much care as your interior. Decks, patios and walks are a welcoming space to your home that extends – and beckons -- outside, where all are invited to enjoy your outdoor living space.
Today’s design ideas show there are ‘no barriers’ to creative opportunities. Retaining walls stabilize a slope and protect planted areas from erosion, but they can be used to do much more. Walls can create pathways, group plants and gardens, add depth and texture to completely change the shape and feel of an environment. Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. can help you use walls to create aesthetic themes and spaces, while resolving erosion in your landscape. You can choose from many types of retaining walls, including conventional stacked blocks and stackable decorative blocks that need no mortar. Manufactured blocks and glass/concrete materials are now available in a growing array of colors and textures made to resemble any number of things, from wood to slate. If you have been thinking about adding support structures, grades or drainage to your landscape property please call us and let us help you with the design and engineering.
Enjoy your outdoor living spaces by adding an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens can include a bbq island or stand, side burner, cabinets, outdoor sink, an outdoor fireplace and even a pizza oven. Even if you have a smaller backyard, Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. can design and create a beautiful and efficient patio cook station.
Low Voltage Lighting
Enjoy your landscaping into the evening and night. With the proper landscape lighting, your property is more inviting, a lot more secure and beautiful, around the clock. Statistics show landscape lighting discourages crime, makes access more safe and secure, and reveals the daytime beauty of your outdoor living spaces. New efficient lighting technologies and lower voltage lighting make landscape lighting less expensive and even safer. Deschutes Environmental Services, Inc. specializes in energy efficient lighting solutions as a part of our desire to create sustainable living environments. Give us a shout if you are interested in adding lighting to your landscape design.