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Landscapes To Live By

Designing Ecological Landscapes Since 1999


Finding Teresa was one of the luckiest days of our building journey. She was able to take my wish list, budget, and blank canvas of a lot, and turn it into an exciting homesite plan. She worked within a very short timeframe to get all the drawings necessary to submit to our HOA. She collaborated beautifully with our architect and was fun and easy to work with. I appreciated her communication style - again, simple, clear and timely. I highly recommend Teresa for your next project.Read More

Teresa was a pleasure to work with on our landscaping project. It was a very steep property and we had to work within the constraints of the ARC in the community. She was very open to collaborating on ideas and completed the design in a timely manner. She was open to preparing whatever documents the ARC required for the work to be approved. I recommend Teresa for any landscape design project.Read More

Teresa was a joy to work with. She was creatively engaged and able to think outside of the box to create a natural, organic feel for our project. We had a positive, open line of communication. Thus, she was able to receive critiques during the process and make alterations as situations arose. On a personal note, I truly enjoyed her company and am grateful to consider her a new friend.Read More

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

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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