Well, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of these innovative San Francisco Peninsula area landscape designers, and we’d love a chance to work with the rest! Together they offer a variety of landscape design aesthetics speaking to different types of clients. Click through their websites and Houzz profiles to see what projects they’ve worked on in the past and soak up some landscape design inspiration while you’re there.
San Carlos CA-based garden design firm Rock Paper Clippers has a knack for transforming yards, from old, tired spaces, into pleasant outdoor spaces. Imagine a new flagstone pathway running between home and fence line with planting space along the house side for shrubs or edible gardening raised planter beds. Landscape designer Kathy Brenner incorporates rocks, trees and water elements in her designs while replacing or minimizing thirsty lawns. Her projects include the transformation of a bare hillside backyard into a multi-level space topped by a platform deck with amazing views.
Astrid Gaiser Garden Design, LLC
Specializing in bringing originality to outdoor living, Astrid Gaiser Garden Design,LLC maximizes the functionality of outdoor spaces. Homeowners find themselves using their outdoor spaces more because the design is an extension of the home. With grass lawns reduced or taken out of front yards, and drought tolerant plants installed for curb appeal, newly freed up space near the home can become an inviting courtyard. Relax out front with a cup of coffee and observe nature all around. Backyard retreats designed by Astrid incorporate all facets of outdoor living, from dining areas to sports courts.
Dancing fire pit flames, sizzling food on the grill and wine chilling in the outdoor fridge, are dreamy features Palo Alto Verdance Landscape Design studio uses in spaces ready for high-end lounging. Plants in a variety of sizes, shapes, and color surround entertainment areas adding visual interest while attracting birds and bees into the yard. Pathways lead to quiet spots under arbors, in a hammock, or a conversation nook. Water trickling from stone fountains or through meandering creeks add a calming sense to backyard hideouts.
Carla Lazzarini Design
Seaside gardens capturing that warm sandy beach feel are just some of the projects Half Moon Bay’s Carla Lazzarini Design creates. Outdoor spaces planted with low to the ground succulents and strategically placed container plantings allow the sun to shine in. For a lucky homeowner with a view of the Pacific Ocean, Lazzarini designed a fence with window to keep the view. She’s spruced up San Francisco city dwellers antique architectural elements and reinvigorate courtyards with water features and curated planting arrangements.
Kristen Rudger Landscape Design
Incorporating color into a New Orleans inspired front yard or creating French country charm throughout an estate, Kristen Rudger Landscape Design is in tune with homeowners’ lifestyles. The Best of Houzz designated Belmont firm posts project photos sparking design inspiration across the web. In the hilly mid-Peninsula terrain, Rudger has terraced backyard slopes transforming them into usable outdoor “rooms” including kitchen/dining, multi-level play area and cozy living room with outdoor fire features.
San Carlos GardenWorks
Karen Hunt focuses on bringing water-wise low-maintenance landscape planning and design services to Peninsula homeowners at San Carlos GardenWorks. From small project consultations to full-scale landscape projects, Hunt finds ways to save water and money. Designing with fewer hardscape elements and with plants that don’t need much care drastically cuts costs. Incorporating low-water Mediterranean plants in a tropical oasis design and replacing greedy lawns with native grasses are just a few environmentally friendly options she’s used in her designs.