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Landscapes To Live By

Designing Ecological Landscapes Since 1999


Teresa worked very smoothly with us from concept through approval and installation. She listened to our ideas, applied her expertise in making recommendations, accounted for our surroundings, and oversaw installation (with a vendor of her recommendation). The result is a hardscape/landscape combination of which we are proud, and which we anticipate enjoying for many years to come.Read More

Based on word of mouth and seeing some impressive pictures of her work, we hired Teresa (or Tree) to come to our Coastal Georgia home to create a landscape plan for our newly built home. She arrived on time and was full of excitement, creativity and enthusiasm to fulfill our somewhat complex landscape design. We wanted a “Southern” feel for the front of our house (consisting of azaleas and other native plants) to complement the many established live oak trees in the yard. We wanted a more “Formal English Garden” feel in the back. Additionally, we requested a very large flower bed consisting of a variety of blooming specimen plants along with large view-obstructing plants (we did not want a traditional tall hedge) next to the detached garage. Finally, we wanted a tropical feel around the pool area. Teresa successfully designed each area with finesse and professionalism. Although each area has its own theme and feel, Teresa made sure that they all transitioned and worked together beautifully I feel 100% confident in my highest recommendation of Teresa and Ecology by Design.Read More

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

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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