Beaverton Front Yard

Ross NW Watergardens of Portland Oregon gave this home's landscaping a much needed face lift!
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Another view of the dry creek that is the focus of this front yard landscape. Dry creeks make an excellent lawn replacement. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Dry creek” — robinschirra
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This Beaverton, Oregon front yard was given a serious overhaul. The existing plant material was either pruned or moved. New plants are low water use or drought tolerant. A lawn was removed and replaced by the dry creek. Boulders add weight and texture to this harmonious landscape. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“variety of rock” — k122
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A large range of sizes is the key to choosing river rock for a dry creek. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Range of sizes” — momsuss
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Boulders connect the dry creek to the surrounding landscape. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Don't like this” — alanaly
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Ornamental grasses are a natural fit with boulder groupings, easily filling the irregular spaces created. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Like arrangement of boulder, rocks and planting” — rwiding
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This boulder grouping anchors the island bed. The surrounding pea gravel emulates the sand or granite gardens of Japan. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
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Elements cross existing pathways making for a very cohesive landscape that blends several styles and materials. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Tiny trees out of rock by water” — lordluke9
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Ornamental grasses add texture and color but require little maintenance. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Plants” — spaceh
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Terminus of two walkways became a subtle focal point with gravel and boulders. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens
“lantern” — feb1will
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The island bed and steel edging was added to the existing pea gravel area. The space now has texture and interest. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
“Gravel mulch” — firedragonmoni
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The nandina on the mound was pruned to emulate a grove of bamboo. By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
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