Landscape and Garden Design

Every homeowner wants a beautiful, peaceful landscape or garden but how does one make intelligent plant selection choices among the thousands of plants available? Left to oneself, an unsuspecting homeowner might choose what appears to be an attractive plant only to discover 1 or 2 years down the road that the beautiful little plant also reaches 9’ high and consumes water like a willow. When expertise is needed, consider consulting with a landscape designer familiar with our region and our plant options who can help you with plant selection and layout.

Before

The landscape concept pictured as before and after shots here was developed to lead a visitor through a series of progressively more private spaces making ones way toward the front door.


After

Additionally, the plain and "not very useful" front patio is enlarge and enclosed within a patio wall. Staining the old sidewalk a warmer color helps unify the old with the new and looks good too.

Before

Generous planting beds allow for layers of plant material to step back from the walk, beginning with the lawn and stepping back and up to reach roses and shrubs to about 4'. Additional trees punctuate the elevation to add vertical interest.

After

Additional Site problems including a need for drainage, and the need to screen a neighbors house are dealt with in a way that helps define the spaces, drainage is managed by lowering the floor of the garden surrounding a new fountain. The neighbor's view is obstructed using a tight row of hopseed trees.

I offer landscape design &
consultation services in
the East Bay Area communities
surrounding Livermore,
Dublin & Pleasanton.

E-mail me for more information or to schedule an appointment.