Costs

Costs

From blossoming fruit trees to retaining walls, your final landscape design cost depends on desired features, production factors, and clever decision-making. In order to successfully accommodate a budget, space requirements and personal requests – it is recommended to become familiar with the basics of landscape design. To get an idea of what to expect, skim a couple of free design plans before approaching a professional in the industry when you … [Read More]

Contracts

Contracts

A landscape design contract is a written agreement that outlines all aspects of a landscaping project, whether for design or for construction. Written agreements are provided for your protection, as well as the protection of the company designing or installing your landscape project. In the state of California at the time of this writing, any project costing at least $500 must be detailed in a written landscape contract. Each state … [Read More]

Financing

Financing

Securing a landscape design and construction loan is a convenient way to build the perfect outdoor space to complement your home. There are a variety of home improvement loan types available that can help you. Our advice will help you choose the best loan for your landscape design project. There are many options to consider when you decide to finance your landscaping project. The first step is understanding the types … [Read More]

Meetings

Meetings

If you’re looking to find what to expect from a meeting with a landscape and garden design service, you’ll find interesting information to assist you in this process below. During your initial meeting your landscape and garden design service professional will discuss your needs and address any concerns you may have, as well as examine your grounds. They will also explain their fees relating to your design and construction and … [Read More]

Contractors

Contractors

Many often do not realize what professional landscape contractors can do to help them improve their property whether it be for residential or commercial projects. Contractors often have qualified landscape architects or garden designers on their staff, they not only install planting materials but also install irrigation systems and hardscape material. This includes patios, decks, retaining walls, gazebos and even swimming pools. These all inclusive landscape companies are commonly known … [Read More]

Ecocentrix

Ecocentrix

by John Feldman (Santa Monica, CA) Led by award-winning landscape architect John Feldman, Ecocentrix is a Los Angeles based design collective that strives to enhance living through the art of landscape design. From contemporary to traditional, Ecocentrix creates mood altering outdoor spaces that complement a range of design styles. John and his team mesh the beauty of nature with the intrigue of constructed form to produce landscapes designed for luxury … [Read More]

Integration Design Studio

Integration Design Studio

by Glen Brouwer and Larry Sheehan (Carlsbad, CA) With experience that ranges from custom residential landscape designs and master planned communities to commercial renovation projects and outdoor design for sacred spaces, Integration Design Studio strives to provide their clients with unique design solutions that are tailored to their individual needs and budget. Founded by Landscape Architects Glen Brouwer and Larry Sheehan, the IDS team specializes in producing original outdoor designs … [Read More]

Elegant Pools & Scapes

Elegant Pools & Scapes

by Alex Lugo (Corona, CA) Recreating the beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the Mediterranean is what Alex Lugo and his team at Elegant Pools & Scapes do best. A full service landscape design build firm, Elegant Pools & Scapes creates and constructs luxury outdoor spaces that are customized to suit the needs of their clients. While Tuscan and Mediterranean design styles are a specialty, Elegant Pools & Scapes has experience … [Read More]

V3 Studio Berunza

V3 Studio Berunza

by V3 Studio Berzunza (Orange, CA) Outdoor Stone Fireplace An eclectic Orange County landscape designer, V3 Studio Berzunza is committed to working closely with their clients to create designs that enhance the existing environment by adding function and purpose to the natural outdoor beauty. This unique fusion between landscape design and nature is what sets V3 Studio Berzunza apart from other design firms. Design Philosophy To attain the delicate balance … [Read More]

Elegant Custom Images

Elegant Custom Images

by Bob Kelly (Winter Garden, FL) Front Yard Landscape Lighting A licensed Florida contractor (#ES12000618), Elegant Custom Images landscape lighting specialist who designs, installs, and maintains high-quality landscape lighting systems in the Central Florida region. Bob Kelly and his team create unique lighting plans that are customized to meet the needs and desires of each client, while also enhancing the individual beauty of their property. ECI specializes in versatile lighting … [Read More]

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles landscape design tends to reflect a larger-than-life state of mind, as it is the largest city in California and the second biggest in all of the United States. Often referred to as ‘The City of Angels’, Los Angeles truly produces LA designer trends and landscaping styles that influence the rest of the world. From breathtaking theme gardens to magically transformed outdoor living spaces – taking a page from … [Read More]

California Style

California Style

For many years, California landscape design has reflected the relaxed outdoor living style of the coastal culture in the area. The warm and breezy Mediterranean climate of Southern California, along with the magnificently diverse countryside and plant life, creates an environment that invites its residents to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. In the early 1930s, Thomas Church began to redefine California’s design style with the introduction of beautifully designed … [Read More]

Sacramento

Sacramento

Considering landscape design in Sacramento is an important step once you purchase a home in California. You’ll want to make it your own by adding personal touches such as repainting or re-landscaping with the addition of beautiful garden features in order to let it stand out and bring about a breath of fresh air to your home making it uniquely different than the previous owners. Maybe you have purchased a … [Read More]

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco Landscape Design Bayside Outdoor Living Comes to Life San Francisco landscape design combines versatility with elegance to complement the unique architecture and balmy climate of San Francisco without disrupting today’s busy lifestyles. Prestigious communities throughout the City by the Bay – including Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, and Sanders Ranch – feature unique outdoor spaces including beautiful patio areas and water features created by award-winning San Francisco landscape designers, … [Read More]

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego Landscape Design Embracing Coastal Surroundings Tucked away in the southwestern corner of the United States, San Diego landscape design captivates visitors who encounter laid back, coastal living with garden styles offering tropical getaways to contemporary Japanese Zen creations. Home to miles of beach land, San Diego is blanketed by mild Mediterranean weather that produces dry summers and for the most part – wet winters. This means that creating … [Read More]