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Landscapes To Live By

Designing Ecological Landscapes Since 1999


Teresa is easy to work with, responsive, and has integrity. She listened to and worked with us on our project. She didn't try to dictate to us what she thought we needed. Her plant selections and placement were spot on. She found high quality plants for a good price and a wonderful landscaper. We will use her again on our next project. I recommend her without reservation.Read More

We have a steep slope that is all clay. We were tired of string trimming it and sliding down the slope in the process. We called Teresa who came out to look at the project. She came up with a simple, but beautiful design of native(!) plants and some gabion terracing where we had erosion. The crew she works with to plant everything was great, too. Teresa came out several times to check on the progress of the planting based on her plans. We love the plants she picked, which should fill out beautifully. No more mowing a steep slope and a lovely, easy care garden. Thank you, Teresa!Read More

Teresa did a great job mixing my concept to the local conditions. I am looking for to have the designs installed in Sept. Bill AndersonRead More

Teresa spent a bunch of time really listening to our wants and our needs. She came up with ideas we had not considered but kept in line with our vision for the overall project. She even helped guide our thoughts about how our home remodel could be incorporated into the exterior landscape design. We are now attaching an add on to our house in a way we would not have considered had she not suggested that option. We are also adding a circular drive which will help us so much with parking and flow for visitors. She also helped us prioritize projects so we can chunk things over time. I can't wait till we can start implementing her plan. She's incredible!Read More

Teresa was a pleasure to work with. Her creative ideas, unlimited energy, and enthusiasm made this project become a reality. We couldn’t be happier with the results. We wanted some plantings done to create privacy between us and an adjacent neighbor, but didn’t know how to achieve this. Teresa designed and planted a beautiful woodland area that gives privacy without looking like a privacy fence. It looks great from all sides, we think our neighbors like it as much as we do! We highly recommend Teresa.Read More

Ah, what a lucky day to get the call to help a wonderful couple with the landscape adorning their lovely Eichler home nestled next to open space in the warm hills of San Rafael. There was a failing wo

"ecology by design" is this: we create our environment.

"Eco" = Greek 'oikos' (home), and "-logy" = Greek 'logos' (the study of). Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly observing and changing- designing- our lives within constraints and opportunities. Thus we craft our own ecology of living. Landscape design can turn a house into a home, it can be “maintenance free” but for occasional tune ups. A yard can bring the wild beauty of open spaces into our everyday lives, or make a small spot become grand.

Services Provided

  • Custom Bocce Ball Courts
  • Custom Fire Pits
  • Custom Water Features
  • Deck Design
  • Dog Runs
  • Drafting
  • Drought Tolerant Landscaping
  • Edible Gardens
  • Garden Design
  • Gazebo Design & Construction
  • Green Roofing
  • Hardscaping
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Plans
  • Living Walls
  • Native Plants
  • Natural Swimming Pools
  • Organic Gardens
  • Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Patio Design
  • Pond Construction
  • Pool Landscaping
  • Project Management
  • Shed Design
  • Site Planning
  • Swimming Pool Design
  • Construction Drawings
  • Masonry Design
Corten steel planters by Veradek are awesome! A nice price and well made. They rust to a beautiful, varied patina that along with the straight lines of the steel creates a nice mix of organic and geom

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