Little River Landscape & Design Landscaping
Little River Landscape & Design Landscaping Services

Frequently Asked Landscaping Questions

We’ve collected all your most frequently asked questions and assembled this handy go-to sheet. If you’d like to ask us a question directly, don’t hesitate to contact us at (541) 536-1512 to speak to a representative on the phone or schedule an appointment to speak to us in person! We love hearing your questions and concerns.

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Nothing can grow in Central Oregon, can it?

There are literally thousands of trees shrubs and perennials that will grow in Central Oregon, as long as you feed and water them. Micro-climates exist around structures and natural formations that can be used to integrate plantings you may not otherwise be able to use. Also every year there are more and more cold hardy varieties available.

Are critters a problem?

Deer are our biggest problem: their natural browse is antelope bitterbrush, but a petunia probably looks like a pretty good dessert to them. I don't think there are any totally "deer proof" plants, except maybe for cactus and lavender and I'm not positive about lavender. There is, however, a long list of plants deer don't care too much for and there are a lot of ways to discourage them. With a bit of planning, diligence and luck, your garden will be just a place for the critters to admire instead of consume.

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What do you charge?

It depends upon the project. The initial consultation is free; I'm happy to come out and look at your landscape and discuss what you would like to have done. When you decide to hire Little River Landscape & Design we will write a contract for services so that each party knows what to expect and when to expect it to be accomplished.

Where do you work?

Our shop is located in La Pine, OR, but we work from Redmond to Gilchrist to Fort Rock and all points between. We are happy to go farther for larger projects: we have landscaped a motel and restaurant in Burns, OR and a bowling alley in La Grande, OR.

I have drainage problems. Can you help?

Part of a good landscape design is to address any problems that exist. Depending upon what and where the drainage problem is, creative solutions can be worked into the landscape usually adding interesting components like a "dry streambed" or other natural looking formations. If that isn't your style, runoff can be piped away from your structures or problem site.

Will my irrigation system freeze in the winter?

When Little River Deign installs an automatic irrigation system, we install a "quick coupler". This device accepts the hose fitting for an air compressor. Compressed air is blown through the piping and blow any residual water out through the irrigation heads. This is a lot more effecient and cost effective than trying to use drain valves.

What Kind of Landscaping Projects Do You Do?

Little River Landscape & Design is proud to offer an extensive repertoire of landscaping project services. We have extensive experience with both large and small projects on short- and long-term bases. Feel free to look around the website for our portfolio and details about the kinds of services we can offer you, your business, or your home.

Is Little River Landscape & Design Properly Insured?

Every contractor, designer, engineer, or material source that we use here at Little River Landscape & Design is fully and properly insured to the fullest extent of federal, state, and local law. We run regular maintenance checks to make sure that everyone is up-to-date. We take it very seriously!

How Do I Get an Estimate?

Call us at (541) 536-1512 to set up an appointment for an in-person assessment of your project. Sometimes details can be released over the phone, but that’s on a case by case basis.

What Is Your Design Process?

Our experienced designers meet with the client and establish the details of what their vision really is. Next, our team will filter this vision through our specialized knowledge of the ins and outs of how similar projects have happened, suggest amendments, and solve budgetary and design concerns. We then produce a final design by working with both the client and the contractors who will be finishing the job.

What Is Your Landscaping Process?

We have a network of contractors and other specialists who will do an in-person assessment to give an accurate estimate and run any tests that need to be run before we start. A timeframe will be given to the client, so they can plan around having people working on their residential or commercial property. Then the job gets done, staying in close communication with the client the whole time!

Why Should I Work with a Landscape Designer?

Our clients constantly amaze us with the beautiful and functional projects they propose to our designers and contractors. The benefit of working with a landscape designer is that the full scope of a project can be better understood by both the client and the contractors working on the project. This usually leads to a project that goes off more smoothly, and also stays carefully within budget.

Do You Offer Aftercare Maintenance?

Little River Landscape & Design provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to all our clients and can schedule short-term or long-term aftercare and other maintenance projects.

What Are Softscapes and Hardscapes?

Softscapes are things like lawns, soft pathways, and any other area that isn’t taken up by tall plant growth or isn’t paved. A hardscape is a brick, slate, concrete, or other hard surface that has an aesthetic or functional purpose.