Sprinklers Help Prevent Landscape Fires   In September we had a tree catch on fire at one of our accounts in West Eugene. The fire appeared to be human-caused and completely engulfed a nearby pine tree. This particular account is next to a couple hundred acres of dry grass, and fires are always a concern during… Read more »

What is a bioswale? A bioswale is a landscaping feature that acts as a filtration system for surface runoff water. They are environmentally friendly alternatives to storm water sewer systems that merely drain unfiltered runoff water into our rivers and streams. Often found near parking lots and roadsides, bioswales filter silt and pollutants such as… Read more »

With continuous heat waves setting high temperature records this summer in Lane County and across the Willamette Valley, it is becoming critical to strategize to keep the lawn green and healthy. Take a look at these three tips to protect and maintain your landscape this summer: 1. When is the best time to water my… Read more »

Steps to a Successful Irrigation Repair   Irrigation is vital to keeping a healthy landscape during spring, summer, and often fall in Lane County. Due to a variety of factors these systems are often in need of repair. We wanted to highlight the process we go through when making repairs to these delicate systems by making… Read more »

Summer annuals have a powerful affect in any landscape. These annuals make landscapes come alive with vivid colors that raise any yard’s standard of excellence and beauty. Benefits of Summer Annuals The benefits of adding summer annuals to your yard are numerous. These flowers add to any yard’s color palette and can be used specifically to work in… Read more »

Arborvitae Eugene Oregon

Landscapes change drastically throughout the year. However, some plants allow you to control your yard’s color palette year round. Arborvitae are evergreen trees that require little maintenance and provide a splash of green that lasts all year. Benefits of Arborvitae The benefits of Arborvitae range from their lack of required maintenance to their ability to act as a… Read more »

Readers Choice Nominate Us

  The Register-Guard Readers’ Choice Nominations come around once a year to determine what businesses in the Lane County area are the best at their craft. The nomination phase takes place February 2-15, and official voting begins on March 2nd. Living Concepts is blessed to have received an award for the Best Landscaping category in… Read more »

Freezing temperatures can burst your sprinkler system. If you haven’t already, prepare your system now with these steps or call us and we can take care of it for you: Close the irrigation main shut off valve Open any hose bibs and above ground valves Open the main line drain Turn the backflow assembly’s #1… Read more »