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Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Why Hire a Landscape Designer?
A Landscape Designer can help bring your vision to life using their design education, advanced horticultural knowledge, graphic and drafting skills and hands-on experience.    Their first priority is to listen closely to understand your  ideas, desires and priorities.    An analysis of your existing site will assist them in creating a plan to help you visualize the final, transformed space.  This plan will also be used to provide clear instructions for the contractor(s).

Installing a landscape without a plan can frequently result in higher costs, inappropriate plant material for your site or climate area and, basically, results that don’t meet your expectations.
What is the Design Process?
  1. You compile your ideas and budget (please also see the “Landscape Design Checklist“)
  2. The initial consultation (can take 1-2 hours):  We discuss your desires, expectations and budget.  We try to fit what you’d like into that budget.
  3. You provide a copy of your property’s site or plot plan OR we have a company that can perform this exercise and obtain accurate measurement data.
  4. We develop a program and fee proposal based on project requirement.
  5. Your project is designed, upon receipt of the retainer and requested items.
  6. Your project is bid and built.
  7. You enjoy your investment!
Landscape Design Checklist:
click here
These questions are not meant to be comprehensive, but to stimulate your own thinking about how you might derive the greatest satisfaction and enjoyment from your outdoor living spaces.
Budgeting Basics:
Having a realistic budget based on the design intent and project is the best first step in developing your project!
Nobody likes to discuss their budget and, frequently, when asked what it is, many people develop a blank stare because they haven’t thought it out completely or, sometimes, their defenses go up.

A client is not ready to discuss their project well until they know their budget.   Realistic landscape budgets are directly related to the design, and once the conceptual design is made and presented, the budget can be modified further.
Budgets are for determining priorities in a project and not for forcing a “design by numbers.”
David Cristiani of The Quercus Group has created some excellent resources for budget determination.
In addition to the information provided, please keep in mind that if you plan to do the installation yourself, you will need to budget for waste receptacle rental, transportation and disposal fees.  Please see our resource page for additional information.

Tammy Martin Bio
Tammy Martin is a 3rd-year student in the Landscape Architecture Program at UCLA Extension.
Tammy is a Landscape Designer with a commitment to the artistic combination of form and function in the creation of innovative landscapes. Tammy works closely with her clients to ensure that her designs represent their inner vision and reflect the site’s natural beauty and the home’s architecture.
She believes that landscape shouldn’t just cater to your eyes, but should envelop all of your senses.  Each of her designs takes into account the ability to embody the space and create usable, personal spaces that have purpose and reflect her clients’ lifestyles.
Tammy’s passion for landscape and art goes back to her childhood when she spent every summer at her grandparent’s home gardening and visiting botanical gardens and museums around Los Angeles. Her passion for design is also expressed through her quick sketches and renderings which greatly help clients to visualize the design intent.
Tammy is a member of the following professional associations:
In her spare time, Tammy enjoys hiking with her dog, Goliath, mountain biking and playing the violin.

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