Plants Only Makeover in Los Altos

For various reasons throughout the cycle of your garden, you may find that your new plants simply are not thriving or that your older plants are looking tired. If the bones of your yard (the hardscape paths, patios and general places you walk on) look great, maybe you...

Hiring Designers, Contractors and Gardeners

When you are ready to take on a landscape project, who do you call? With the myriad of choices in the landscaping industry it can be difficult to know which path to take. Take a look these garden and landscape trades to help you decide which direction is the best fit...

Free Landscape Design

Did you know that the phrase “Free Landscape Design” is searched over 12,000 times a month locally? Speaking as a landscape designer, just saying the word free when discussing our profession feels like a four letter word, since we make a living from our intellectual...

Do Landscape Designers Need To Be Licensed?

In the state of California, landscape designers are not required to be licensed. Since designers are not providing construction drawings we don’t need a license in the way that landscape architects do. Landscape architects are licensed because they are telling you...

Why Hire a Landscape Designer?

A potential client recently asked me this very important question. Not only did it bring up the “why a landscape designer” question but it also made me think, “why hire me” specifically? If clients are looking for general designer information, The Association of...