Landscape Design

San Mateo back yard

This remodel truly embodies “Outdoor Rooms.”  To create a separate “dining room” and “living room”, planting beds were carved into the existing pavers.  The new pergola was sited to shelter the lounge area and provide an intimate gathering spot for the family.  Vibrant, low maintenance plants were added, keeping the existing olive and fruit trees as backdrop.

Richmond front yard

The client’s front yard was transformed by introducing contrasting and repeating colors, forms and textures along the staggered brick walkway.  A curving decomposed granite path was added on either side of the brick to further break up the linear effect and slow one down as one moves along the path.  Airy grasses and drought tolerant plants were integrated with the existing maple, roses and pittosporum hedge.


Berkeley deck and back yard

Birds and pollinators are frequent visitors to this Berkeley garden.  The owners love to cook and to entertain friends on the new circular deck, surrounded by the lush garden.  The deck spills off the kitchen so meals and refreshments transfer easily to the table. The round shape allows easy access to all parts of the garden.