Soothing Van Nuys Backyard Retreat

This Van Nuys, California residential lawn space was transformed into a soothing backyard retreat that is now both functional and relaxing.  It is also drought friendly.  A place to take a break after work and invite friends over for an evening drink.  Enjoy! This resident's backyard was quite typical and was used as a simple play area [...]


Renovated California Backyard Orchard [with VIDEO]

This Southern California resident wanted to keep her citrus trees but remove the grass for a more water-conservation, low-maintenance backyard that still produced healthy and delicious fruit.  A cleaner and renovated look. We started out with a backyard mix of orange and lemon trees in boxed spaces surrounded by grass. The grass had become very [...]


Eagle Rock Easy Low Water Plants [with VIDEO]

For this Eagle Rock, California residence, the client had the original landscape of a row of bushes and grass.  There was no color in the landscape, and she wanted the grass removed with a conversion to drip-water irrigation and easy low water plants.  Here's the step by step and also a video of the finished [...]


Drought Tolerant Plants for Los Angeles Condos

When we arrived at this Los Angeles condominium complex, we were to clean up a large concrete planter full of weeds and restock it with drought-resistant, colorful plants and a drip irrigation system. Here you can see the original planter, full of weeds.  The weeds are growing full throttle without irrigation.  Funny how weeds will [...]


Beautiful design of condominium walkway

At this condominium complex in Van Nuys, California, we created a beautiful design for a functional walkway.  This provided not only drought-resistant landscape to save water but also allowed the residents to more fully enjoy their common space. As you can see, while having a space of grass can at first seem calming, this area [...]


Poolside Drought Tolerant Landscape

With a beautiful pool and to-die-for location, this West Hollywood home needed help on its poolside landscape. Linda Vista Landscape Services created an eye-catching slope to complement the spa-like backyard and add home value. This is the before picture, and you can see that there is quite a slope. Debris from either construction or the [...]


Circular Planting with Succulents

While some boxy front yards are redesigned as a box, calmness is found in curves -- just like in Japanese gardens. This Chatsworth (north Los Angeles area) front yard redesign incorporated circular shapes and succulents for maximum beauty and high water conservation. This front yard is a typical front yard in the Los Angeles area. [...]


Hummingbird Garden at Elementary School

The owner of Linda Vista Landscape Services, Gonzalo Flores, worked with Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank, California and Eagle Scout Ryan Austin to design a hummingbird garden and oversee the volunteer work for creating the garden on behalf of the community. It was a great opportunity to teach an exceptional young man new skills and [...]


Water Conservation with Veggie Garden

This La Crescenta project was a beautiful opportunity to create some amazing curbside appeal while still being true to water conservation, low-maintenance gardening, and fun with a veggie garden -- in the Los Angeles area. With the property front being a two-level landscape situation, the design called for a bit of imagination. As you can [...]


Functional Smart Garden Renovation

This client in the Glendale, California area just northeast of Los Angeles had a very small backyard space in an arid climate and wanted drought-tolerant plants but with a lush look. There was also a need to renovate a fire pit. Basically, she wanted a smart garden! Here's the full before picture. You can see [...]

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