An attractive landscape requires a sensitive plant selection as well as a uniquely thought out hardscape design.
The Bay Area’s varied architectural traditions and numerous micro-climates offer fundamental and unique design challenges and opportunities. A successful project is conceived through interview process and keen site assessment. We determine the most attractive and cost-effective design using building plans, artistic sketches, and a vast portfolio to refer to. Ecologically sound practices, maintaining the integrity and health of existing structures and valued plant/tree specimens, and creative re-use figure highly in this process. Hillside gardens are a specialty.
We offer a full array of construction and hardscape services: stone masonry, concrete, carpentry, lighting and steel fabrication.
As a skilled artisan working with cast cement, carved stone, steel and living plant material I offer sculptural accent pieces to add that final touch.
I share my years of horticultural experience with you to make your project its most beautiful. Healthy plants start with properly prepared soil. Then native and drought-tolerant plants are chosen for lasting success as well as beauty. Existing trees, shrubs and plants are skillfully pruned and cared for throughout the project. Edible gardens are a popular addition, giving increased purpose and interest to any yard. Also offered is one-time or monthly and seasonal maintenance for select yards.
Water management is an important part of any project. Efficient irrigation systems and rain water cisterns provide water during dry months. Simple to complex drainage,sump pump and dispersal systems maintain the integrity of sites and structures. Fountains and seasonal spring development offer aesthetic opportunities.