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What's happening in our world of landscape design

Water Shed Approach to Landscaping

Keeping rainfall on your property through the water-shed landscaping approach is an ideal choice for every client because it helps reduce pollution, restores life to the soils and attracts good wildlife.

European Farmhouse Living- Case Study in Menlo Park

This warm and outgoing Menlo Park family saw an opportunity to turn and crowed “forested backyard” into a ideal entertaining space for impromptu pizza parties or kiddie soccer games. The inside of the home is urban farmhouse so why not bring some of the farm living and European styling into the backyard as well?

Outdoor Kitchen Designer in Los Altos

Outdoor rooms with kitchens are a specialty at Julie Orr Design. We’ll meet with you and design a kitchen on the spot. I’m a designer, not a salesperson, so you can rest assured that you’ll receive only the appliances and functions that make sense for you.

Outdoor Kitchen Designer in Menlo Park

We design and have artisans in Menlo Park who can build any size and any type of outdoor kitchen for you. Although custom, the prices are very reasonable for made in the US products.

Professionally Measuring Your Property

An accurately measured site will help your landscape designer understand what elements are existing on a given site. A correctly measured site will help with the design process and allow a means of communication between design and construction teams during installation.

Featured Material – Pavers

Concrete pavers are made from a mixture of cement, aggregate, and color pigments (either topical or integral color) and as a result pavers come in numerous shapes and sizes.