Painting with plants, building materials and decor...
We are highly experienced experts in water-wize gardening. You might be surprised how gorgeous low water gardens can be.
Warning: "Free" isn't all it is cracked up to be. There are many inexperienced and/or opportunistic landscape companies offering free or cheap deals, especially for lawn replacement. You DO get what you pay for (or less, as in the case of signed over rebates). And it could be very expensive in a year or two to clean up something that ages into a disaster. Drought-tolerant gardens don't have to be boring. They can be truly beautiful and become even more so over the years -- when designed right.
Gates & Croft is a landscaping design firm with 35 years of experience in design and in horticulture.
We focus on designing environments tailored to your site, microclimate and your specific needs.
We treat each client as a unique individual whose tastes and practical needs are paramount.
We are concerned with helping your landscape reflect your lifestyle, interests, availability for maintenance,
pest and future problem avoidance, personal likes and dislikes, budget and more.
We have developed a questionnaire to help you define these requirements.
Some of the design areas we specialize in are...
- Drought tolerant plantings, no/low-water designing and California natives
- Areas for children & pets
- Edible gardens
- Pool, Jacuzzi, patios, walkways and other garden structures (hardscapes)
- Tropical /Asian /Traditional /Mediterranean /Contemporary and other theme gardens
- Decorative water features
- Ornamantal grass gardens
- Lawn replacement
- Cacti & succulents
- Do-it-yourself help
- Sport and play areas
- Formal gardens
- Feng Shui concepts
- Problem solving
- Special effects
- Designing practical elements into gorgeous three dimensional paintings
- and more...
We work with interior and exterior landscaping for both large and small jobs. We design hardscapes (permanent features) and softscapes (plant selections).
You can use us for creative or horticultural consultation, on a daily or hourly basis to do formal plans, or to organize and oversee a project from concept and design to completion
For more information and pricing, check the link above under 'Services'.
(If you need formula or full-service landscape work, rather than unique, personalized landscaping design, we suggest that you contact a commercial landscaping service).
Our goal is to create original environments that fulfill your needs in every way possible.
SEE OUR BOOK 'All the Garden's a Stage: Choosing the Best Performing Plants for a Sustainable Garden' !
If you want an information-packed garden book that is actually an enjoyable read, this is the book for you!.
Please check our blog for articles on gardening and design information and advice at GardenGates.info.
Click here to check out the Cover Story on one of our jobs in the National Magazine: 'Landscape Contractor'
Original hillside (fire hazard) Newly landscaped hillside with fruit orchard, pond and bridge -- designed to be drought-tolerant . Hillside growing in (fire-resistant, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, productive and colorful!)
Gates and Croft is proud to announce having won the "Best of Houzz" service award for 2014, 2015 for customer satisfaction.
We also took the 2nd Place Award in the International Landscape Plant Design contest for Land8
as the best design and overall use of plants in a landscape plan from among close to 40 entries from all over the world.
Member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designer Member of the Garden Writers Association
Member of GreatGardenSpeakers.com