My company provides Consultation and Design Services to homeowners in the greater Ventura area. I create beautiful, sustainable gardens using California native and climate-appropriate plants.
I welcome smaller projetcs and clients who are interested in doing some of the work themselves. I can also teach you how to care for your new plants once they are installed.
I offer a "DIY" Consultation with instant gratification: If you are planning to do your own landscaping work, I can give you an expert evaluation of your property. I will look at exposure, soil, watering systems and general design. I will discuss your thoughts and try to work with your ideas for what you want to do with the area. I will give you a brief outline design and short plant list on the spot. I can also provide information on disease or pest problems, and guidance on how to maintain your garden.
Design Service: in addition to a consultation as described above, I will measure and map your site. The measurements will be translated to a scaled conceptual design. I will then create a complete plant list and incorporate those plants into the landscape design. I will work with you to refine the design until it meets your approval. Cost is dependent on the size of the project.
See my Client Gallery page for examples of my recent work.
I love to share knowledge! I am available to give visual presentations and hands-on demonstrations to garden clubs, schools or churches. Although California native plants are my favorites, I have over 15 years of experience as a maintenance gardener on a wide variety of plant material. Sample topics:
Designing with native and "California Friendly" plants
Basic DIY garden design
Native garden maintenance
Rose and fruit tree pruning & maintenance
Organic vegetable gardening