Laurie was great to work with and we are so happy with our final plan. She was thoughtful in putting together ideas that fit our needs. The documents she prepared for our review and for the landscape contractor were very clear and informative. I would easily recommend her to anyone.
We hired Laurie to design our Pacifica garden after she was recommended by several locals. We have just finished installing the garden to plan, and are thrilled with the results. We wanted a garden that would be fun and safe for our two year old twin girls, while still being attractive and relaxing for the adults. She designed a wonderful space with tricyle paths, a playhouse, a raised vegetable bed, patio space, lots of different plants, and a small lawn area. The girls beg to go outside at every opportunity, and love exploring, watering their plants, and riding their scooters around the paths.
Laurie listened to all our requests, and gave us a full design in a very short time. She then worked with us to find a contractor, and worked with the contractor to get us on budget. During installation, she came by frequently to help with plant locations and general decision making. Overall, she made the process very easy and fun.
We used Laurie to develop a landscaping plan and plant design for a front and side yard, and were very satisfied. The work involved hardscaping, inserting decorative elements and lights, and a plant design. Laurie did a fabulous job on all aspects of the plan. Her concept is to take a long term view of the landscaping and build something that will last over time. She helped us avoid what may have been a big long term problem with hardscaping over areas with robust tree roots. She listens and incorporates your ideas, but also advises you if she believes you are heading in a direction that is not the best one. Laurie's price was very reasonable and she is thoroughly knowledgeable and professional.
We are extremely happy with Laurie with her landscape design work. She is super responsive to our request/inquiries and usually always email back on the same day. Throughout the process, she is very detailed-oriented, responsible, professional and caring (both for our property value and the plants! We can't wait to get started!
Laurie is an amazing talent! She is extremely creative and has a superior eye for details. She is one of the most talented garden designers out there. Her knowledge of plants and the environments in which they thrive is truly remarkable. You really MUST hire her!!!
Laurie did a fine job of re-designing the landscaping for our front yard. We had a hard deadline and she had no problem meeting it.
Laurie has great knowledge of California native plants and her design took into consideration all requirements we had (drought-resistant, deer-resistant, tolerance to strong winds, clay soil). I highly recommend Laurie for any landscape design job.
Laurie does it again! I worked with her in 2012 and gave her a 5-star rating then and recently she was back at our home to create living art in our backyard. She designed, delivered and planted a new vertical garden that's THE stunning focal point in our yard. I had the same experience working with her--attention to detail, conscientious, creative, and someone who goes above and beyond!
Laurie did a fantastic job putting together an overall landscaping design that transformed a large landscape into an eye pleasing vibrant garden/landscape. She listened, asked us many questions to understand our visions, and created a landscape design, incorporating permacultural principles to ensure a self sustaining garden/landscape. Overall, we are very satisfied with how everything turned out.