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Brian Woodruff
Employee Spotlight
Brian is one of our talented and valued team members.

Brian recently completed the grueling testing process through Oregon State Licensing Board.

We are very proud to announce Brian has earned his Oregon License #15887!

Why Does Licensing Matter to D&J Landscaping?

Our goal is to provide quality work for our customers. We pride ourselves by having proper licensing with both Oregon and Washington.

The law requires anyone who is a landscape contracting business and wants to perform landscape work to have a valid landscape construction professional license and/or landscape contracting business license.

State of Oregon Seal
Did You Know?

A landscape construction professional cannot offer landscape contracting services unless the individual is an owner or in the employ of a licensed landscape contracting business.

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D&J Landscaping
is Now on Houzz

We love working on small courtyards, established gardens that need facelifts or designing unique pathways and structures.

As we complete new projects, visit our Houzz page to see our latest Before and After projects.


We Are Dog
Lovers Too!

Donna Burdick, owner of D&J Landscape Contractors
is the President of the Cascade Australian Shepherd Club.


If you're looking for a firm that understands the unique challenges of building gardens that are pet-friendly for extremely active breeds, email or call Donna 503.771.7522!

Hellstrip Gardening

D&J Landscaping Graces Front Cover of New Book

Hellstrip Gardening
The space between a street and a public sidewalk typically called a 'hellstrip'—is finally getting the national attention it warrants!

D&J Landscaping hellstrip garden installation Portland, Oregon is featured on the cover of the new Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden.

Pick up a copy today online or your favorite local bookstore.

Published locally by Timber Press


Garden Tour

ANLD 10th Anniversary Designer Garden Tour

Get your tickets today for the 10th anniversary June 28 ANLD Designer Garden Tour. We were featured in the La Pierre Garden in Vancouver, WA designed by Vanessa Nagel, APLD.

We love working with landscape designers to make their garden vision a reality for you.

ANLD Designers Garden Tour

Proceeds benefit the landscape design programs at
Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College.

Over $40,000 has been donated to deserving students who wish to pursue a degree in landscape design. D&J has been fortunate to nurture eight PCC student interns.

Gain inspiration for your landscape while enjoying six private gardens.

Tickets are only $20.00!

They can be
purchased online
or at these independent, local garden retailers:

Dennis' 7 Dees

Portland Nursery

Xera Plants, Inc.

Big Impact in Tiny Spaces

Redevelopment in inner East side Portland continues to create functional landscape design challenges.

Does This Sound Familiar?
Developers are repurposing lots in Multnomah County where one house stood, now multiple units are constructed. A new two story apartment complex replete with tiny backyards, shared front common areas and limited parking replaced one large house.

Before Photo: Photo by Carol Lindsay

    Grove Before
"Working with Donna and her team was such a pleasure. Donna took the conceptual plans provided by our designer and turned them into great space for us. Our front yard went from a total mess to a space we’re really pleased with. The stone work done by her team is fantastic!"                                                   - Jeff & Carrie

First time homeowners took the backyards on as the builder has already installed plantings in the front. Landscpe Design in a DayAfter DIYing the backyards, neighbors agreed: “We want a professional for the front.” Carol Lindsay of Design in a Day was contacted by neighbors looking to fix an inappropriate plant selection their front common areas.

Design Challenge
The young professional working couples desired bird-friendly native plants, low maintenance and watering landscape providing year-round curb appeal and color. The site faced south with very hot, later afternoon sun and reflected heat of the concrete that encircled the entire area. The builder had put in Aspen trees. This was a case of 'wrong plant, wrong place' in the extreme. Aspen trees grow like bamboo with runner roots.

         Aspen grove close-up
In less than eight years, two Aspen trees reproduced underground into five overgrown trees. Carol immediately realized she needed an experienced contractor. Donna Burdick and Carol visited the site jointly to devise an attractive solution to a very tricky site. Driveways were so tiny that homeowners needed somewhere to park and get groceries and suitcases to the front door comfortably.

Construction Solutions
After the design was reviewed and approved by the homeowners, Donna and her team went to work. 

Carol Lindsay"I didn’t need to supervise the job on-site consultation during the construction phase, commented Carol Lindsay, principal designer of Landscape Design in a Day.
"I knew our clients were in good hands with D&J acting as both project manager and contractor, because Donna takes care of everything in a very detailed and professional manner."

Turfstone PaversCarol planted Stepables
® groundcovers between the exposed paver areas to soften the hardscape. By using Turfstone next to the concrete driveway, it allowed cars to drive over them.
    After Columnar Japanese Bloodgood Maple

Removing the Aspen trees required major excavation.  Extensive soil prep was required to provide adequate drainage and good soil for the tiny planting islands. Carol's design included building natural rock planters which require an artistic eye that Brian Woodruff employed. Just choosing the right rocks added a perfect dimension to separate while unifying two distinct spaces.

Hellstrip Areas Before Design Solution  
Landscape strips before

Compacted soil required a raised bed solution because Donna's install crew couldn't go down very far due to rocks. When the plants are mature, they will cleverly disguised utilities and a large 4x6 gas meter metal plate.

The Takeaways
    After Design Photo

Carol Lindsay is just one landscape designer D&J works with on a regular basis. If you have a favorite landscape designer you are currently working with, when it's time to install retaining walls, pathways, structures, plants and more feel free to give them our contact information.

Do You Have a Difficult Situation?
We would love to take a look at your challenging site and assist in creating an extraordinary landscape you're proud to come home to.

Contact Us
Donna BurdickContact Donna Burdick or Jamie Hansen co-owners of D&J Landscape Contractors via email or phone 503.771.7522 to schedule a FREE project review today.

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