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Landscapes To Live By

Designing Ecological Landscapes Since 1999


I was looking to create a more natural front yard with less grass and more native plants. Teresa was so skillful in helping me think through the design and what best fit what I was seeking. I was delighted with the outcome. Much more natural, while still fitting within the general vibe of the landscaping in my community. She also designed a winding forest path for my wooded backyard and a plant plan for adding texture, color and interest along the path. Teresa is very creative, easy to work with, and always with the client's goals in the forefront.Read More

Teresa did a standup job helping our 30+ year-old grounds and yard with a fresh look. She listened to our ideas and incorporated them into the final plan. She knows her plants, knows where they should be situated, and even offered to provide names of contractors who could assist. We have a number of variety of new plants that we will be putting in the ground, including American Cranberry which I am totally excited about using the berries for Thanksgiving. I highly recommend her. AlanRead More

Teresa Rogerson was referred to me by the company that mows my lawn. From the first time that Teresa and I met in person, she did two things that I needed: (1) she listened and (2) she advised. I knew what I wanted in general, but not specifically. In general, I wanted her to incorporate the existing plants (even if not in the same places) into the new organized flower bed across the entire front of my house. Specifically, I needed her advice on what other plants to use and where to put them. I told Teresa from day one that I wanted a garden that was simplistic, uncluttered (so the plants could expand over time to their full potential without growing into each other), and attractive. She and her team fulfilled my hopes and expectations.Read More

Tree has been a friend of mine for decades, and I hired her to help transform my Boulder Co. front and backyard into something interesting, beautiful, and natural. I always know I'm in good hands because she's such a unique designer in everything she does…and she doesn't skimp and make choices that aren't in harmony with the land. I feel like all in all she kind of pushes me to think next level, and I love that about her. First of all it was so fun, and we worked together to make intelligent choices that worked perfectly with my timeline, my budget, and the land. Fifteen years later I have a really awesome mature space that has grown into itself and become more interesting with time. I was grateful I took her suggestion and put in the larger architectural pieces that didn't give a lot of bang for the buck when they were planted, but now they are my favorite parts of the garden. There was plenty of space for me to add things or change little things over the years, but what I have is water wise, super easy to maintain, very integrated looking both with the home and the surrounding ecology, not too prissy or manicured -- LOVE -- and has given our family years of enjoyment. I was also excited that she knew so much about our native plants around here, or was willing to learn when she had questions. It was fun to walk around the nursery with her and pick up plants, and walk around the Landscape and envision how the backyard would be used, where the people would naturally walk, and where the sun was in the sky so we could optimize shade and sun when desired. The whole process was enjoyable. Couldn't be happier and can't refer her enough! Over the years she has only become more polished and more of an exceptional designer. She still has a very natural vibe, but she has earned the respect of extremely high-end clients and I love that she can span her creativity and skillfulness to lots of different kinds of people and projects. Everyone deserves a beautiful, thoughtfully integrated and natural landscape! it's like a little piece of paradise… that you get to interact with every single day. I wish she could do all of the 'scapes across the entire United States of America; if she could get her hands on them... I bet the birds and the bees might be able to make a comeback.Read More

Teresa was so wonderful to work with. As a London-based interior designer, I knew I wanted something unique when we decided to create an outdoor patio at our vacation rental property in Virginia. We looked for her guidance to create something to take best advantage of our peninsula view, help to add structure to our large (and largely unlandscaped) grounds, sit beautifully in our hillside, and also offer an elegant and unique destination point as well as great views. Teresa listened to what was important to me, delivered a thoughtful consultation, and created something uniquely beautiful that is such a wonderful departure from the standard paver patio so many landscape designers suggested. She is professional, thoughtful and creative and working with her was a great experience.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.

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  • 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
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