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Redwood Prices 2018 vs 2022

New Redwood Pergola

The pandemic, supply chain issues, high consumer demand, and inflation have affected the price of just about everything. Fuel costs have soared. Diesel in California has hovered near seven dollars at the beginning of 2022. Lumber prices were one of the first items to spike during the pandemic, and redwood lumber prices had been high and volatile before the pandemic. As we were updating some estimating and pricing for fencing, pergolas and other woodwork we compared past pricing with current vendor pricing. Here is an overview of five commonly used redwood lumber sizes and their price change.

Lumber Price Per Foot
Con Heart Redwood 2018 Price 2022 Price Total Change
1×6 Redwood Fence Board $1.50 $2.15 43%
2×4 Redwood Rails $2.20 $2.87 30%
2×6 Redwood Cap $3.30 $4.30 30%
4×6 Redwood Fence Post $4.80 $8.84 84%
6×6 Pergola Post $7.40 $14.27 93%

Looking at the table above, the post prices for larger dimensional redwood are what really stand out, with the cost of a 6×6 post almost doubling in 4 years. While other lumber prices have fallen from their pandemic peaks the likely combination of reduced redwood supply, higher demand, fires and other stresses have contributed to continued high prices.

Taking Stock of the Drought and Water Restrictions    

A View of the Mt. Tam Watershed

As the drought stretches into another year, water restrictions remain in place for Marin and Sonoma County. Despite a promising start to the rainy season in the fall, a historic dry January and February leave many water supplies severely constrained. Here is a look at some of the current water restrictions and their impact on new landscape projects.

Sonoma County

Petaluma: The City gets its water from Sonoma County Water Agency, and has set up restrictions on outdoor watering. With the city’s stage 4 restrictions currently irrigation is only allowed Tuesday and Saturday evenings with an objective to reduce water use by 30%. Additionally, and important for new landscape installs, no planting is allowed for those customers that use municipal water supplies. We had several projects where we needed to defer plantings until the restrictions were lifted. Read more on the City of Petaluma Drought Page 

Santa Rosa: Has also established a 20% use reduction goal. There are no restrictions on watering days, other than night time watering is required. There are no restrictions on new plantings. More at the City of Santa Rosa Drought Page

Marin County

Novato: Novato is separate from Southern Marin County and is served by North Marin Water District. Current restrictions were established in October. Watering is only allowed 3 days per week, with a conservation goal of 20% reduction. Hand watering and drip irrigation is currently exempt. There is no specific prohibition on new plantings. However new plantings would need to establish under the required restrictions and any future conservation requirements, which are likely. Read more at North Marin Water District. NMWD also has surcharges in place to encourage conservation- more here

Southern Marin: San Rafael to Sausalito are served by Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD). MMWD is an interesting case, as it’s reservoirs empty first and fill first, with high rainfall events in the Mt. Tamalpais watershed. Restrictions were loosened after the districts reservoirs filled to near capacity. Watering is allowed two days per week (not assigned). More information at MMWD

Unless we have a miracle end of March and April, storage conditions will only get worse and restrictions will increase. Adaptive strategies like removing turf, high water use plants, overhead irrigation, and other higher water use elements are critical to meeting the required water conservation measures. A water audit of use per irrigation zone in a great way to get an idea of how much water each area of your garden uses. Updating your controller to a weather adaptive smart controller that you can review, turn on, and edit via smart phone and computer is another great tool. Synthetic turf, very low and low water use plants, and native plants are key to creating successful landscape installations in what will be a drier and hotter California.

Now Hiring

Landscape Construction- Hiring Laborers and Crew Leaders
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O’Connell Landscape, a full service design/build landscape construction company is looking for landscape construction crew members and landscape construction crew leaders for our residential projects in Marin and Southern Sonoma County.

This is a full time, year round field position.

This posting will be deleted once the position is filled, if this posting is still active the job position is still available.

Duties Include:
-Active participation in landscape construction (field position, physical labor required)
-Installation of patios, fences, lawns, plantings, irrigation systems, etc.

Experience Required:
1-5 or more years past experience in Landscape Construction

Requirements
-Clean California Drivers License
-Bilingual English/Spanish
-Field position: Physical labor required and ability to lift 80 lbs.

Benefits and Compensation
-$20-30 per hour depending on experience
-8 Paid holidays, 1 week vacation time
-Performance based bonuses
-Health coverage

Job Applications:
You can apply online at: https://oclandscape.com/ocblog/ninja-forms/3fap8/
Or send resumes via email or fax; or call us for more information. View our website for examples of the scope of work required.

We are a family owned and operated company, with a long term work force that has been with us for decades. We believe that good employees are a foundation to our success. As such, we try to cultivate a good work environment, believe that our employees’ families come first, and treat our employees with respect.

Michael O’Connell
O’Connell Landscape
Phone: (415) 462-9729 extension 2 – (texts ok)
Fax: (415) 462-8932
http://www.oclandscape.com
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O’Connell Landscape, una compañía de construcción de jardines, está buscando miembros del equipo de construcción de paisajes y líderes de equipos de construcción de paisajes para nuestros proyectos residenciales en Marin y el sur del condado de Sonoma.

Esta es una posición tiempo completo, durante todo el año.

Esta publicación se eliminará una vez que se ocupe el puesto, si esta publicación aún está activa, el puesto de trabajo aún está disponible.

Los deberes incluyen:
-Participación activa en la construcción del paisaje (posición de campo, trabajo físico requerido)
-Instalación de patios, cercas, zecate, plantas, sistemas de riego, etc.

Experiencia requerida:
Experiencia de 1 a 5 años o más en construcción de jardines

Requisitos
-Limpie la licencia de conducir de California
-Inglés / español bilingüe- una gran ventaja

Beneficios y compensación
-$20-30 por hora dependiendo de la experiencia.
-8 dias pagos feriados, una semana de tiempo de vacaciones
-Bonos basados en el rendimiento
-Cobertura de salud

Solicitudes de empleo:
Se puede applicar: https://oclandscape.com/ocblog/ninja-forms/3fap8/

Envíe currículums por correo electrónico o fax a la siguiente dirección o llámenos para obtener más información. Visite nuestro sitio web para ver ejemplos del alcance del trabajo requerido.

Somos una empresa operada y de propiedad familiar, con una fuerza laboral a largo plazo que ha estado con nosotros durante décadas. Creemos que los buenos empleados son la base de nuestro éxito. Tratamos de cultivar un buen ambiente de trabajo, creemos que las familias de nuestros empleados son lo primero y tratamos a nuestros empleados con respeto.

Michael O’Connell
O’Connell Landscape
Phone: (415) 462-9729 Extensión 2 (habalmos español, textos ok)
Fax: (415) 462-8932
http://www.oclandscape.com

Completed Project- Cherry Valley Garden Reboot

This project in the Cherry Valley neighborhood of Petaluma had been landscaped years before, but was in need of some upgrades to both plantings and hardscape to improve the design and connection of the spaces. We installed new plantings in multiple areas, with upgraded bluestone stepping stones and decomposed granite walkways. The result was the final piece of the puzzle to make the remodeled house and fencing knit together.

Completed Project- Novato Front Stone Work

During the past couple of years of the pandemic we have done many projects for past clients who wanted to do additional phases of work or tune up an element or area of the their yard. This project in Novato is a front yard for a back yard we completed almost 20 years ago.

The yard here was a flat front lawn, dominated by a large Mulberry tree. A common issue, a lack of front entry walkway, resulted in the driveway serving as the only entryway. We tiered this yard with a low natural stone retaining wall using Stone Universe natural stone panels. The entry way featured precut Stone Universe quartzitic flagstone on both the entry walk and porch. Two large fruitless olives were installed with a DG walkway off the driveway.

The result is a lower maintenance yard that really turns heads.

Great New Porcelain Bluestone Options

The world of paving and flooring keeps making technical leaps forward. Most people are familiar with a new generation of interior manufactured flooring that looks better than older materials and is more durable. The same advances have been happening outdoors as well, with a variety of new porcelain paving materials. Some of the best looking porcelain pavers we have seen recently have replicated one of our most used and favorite materials- Pennsylvania Bluestone. The amazing thing about these products is that they actually image real bluestone to then create a facsimile of the material. Advantages include better material consistency, lower cost, and stain resistance.

In this video visit to one of our local suppliers, Bay Area Bluestone, we review porcelain Bluestone options from Kronos and Landmark.

Intimate and Modern East Petaluma Installation

This renovation in Petaluma took an existing landscape and gave it a modern refresh. We installed new woodwork, including trellises and a Pacific Woodworks Gate, saw cut an existing concrete path to make it a modern focal point, and redid the back yard with patio, bluestone and synthetic turf. The result is a new landscape that integrates and updates the existing elements well.

Working with Michael at O’Connell Landscape (OCL) was an absolute pleasure. He was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the work, collaborative, always managed our expectations, and used technology (website photo surveys, online forms, etc.) to roll thru the design process efficiently. OCL may not be the least expensive option out there, but if you want extremely professional work with an eye for quality control and responsiveness, you will find it here. He was able to make our vision into a reality that extended our usable space outdoors. We will definitely be working with OCL again!

-Matt Johnson, Petaluma

Our Favorite Fire Safe Plants

We were recently contacted by Marin Living Magazine for a story they are putting together on innovative ways to incorporate fire safe landscape practices. With the drought this year and California’s ever increasing fire danger, it’s an important subject.

A good fire safe landscape scheme is one that mitigates risk by using appropriate plantings, defensible space, smart design (especially next to buildings), and appropriate construction materials. One great resource  is Fire Safe Marin and their list of fire resistant plantings.

Here are some our favorite choices for fire safe plantings from the Marin list via our awesome Plantmaster database online software.

See this in the interactive Plantmaster Presentation View

Fire Safe Plants

Botanical Common
Tree
Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud
Feijoa sellowiana Pineapple Guava
Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistache
Prunus laurocerasus English Laurel
Punica granatum Pomegranate
Rhus lancea African Sumac
Shrub
Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’ Dwarf Strawberry Tree
Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ Dwarf Deep Red Barberry
Buxus ‘Green Beauty’ Green Beauty Boxwood
Camellia japonica Japanese Camellia
Camellia sasanqua Sasanqua Camellia
Coleonema pulchellum ‘Sunset Gold’ Golden Breath Of Heaven
Coprosma x kirkii Creeping Mirror Plant
Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ Bowles Mauve Wallflower
Euonymus japonicus Japanese Euonymus
Lantana montevidensis ‘White’ White Trailing Lantana
Liriope gigantea Giant Lily Turf
Punica granatum ‘Nana’ Dwarf Pomegranate
Ground cover
Achillea hybrids Yarrow Hybrids
Coreopsis auriculata Eared Coreopsis
Epilobium canum ‘Calistoga’ Calistoga California Fuchsia
Erigeron glaucus Blue Beach Aster, Seaside Daisy
Heuchera maxima Island Alum Root
Iberis sempervirens ‘Little Gem’ Little Gem Evergreen Candytuft
Lantana montevidensis Trailing Lantana
Trachelospermum jasminoides Star Jasmine
Perennial
Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ Lily of the Nile, Storm cloud
Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’ Dwarf Blue Lily of the Nile
Epilobium canum ‘Bert’s Bluff’ Bert’s Bluff California Fuchsia
Hemerocallis hybrids Daylily hybrids
Kniphofia ‘Poco Red’ Poco Red Hot Poker
Lavandula species Lavender varieties
Thymus praecox arcticus ‘Elfin’ Elfin Creeping Thyme
Tulbaghia violacea Society Garlic
Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’ Silver Lace Society Garlic
Grass
Festuca rubra Creeping Red Fescue, Red Fescue
Broadleaf Evergreen
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ Emerald Gaiety Euonymus
Conifer
Podocarpus gracilior Fern Pine
Podocarpus henkelii Long- Leafed Yellowwood
Fern
Polystichum munitum Western Sword Fern

Fire Safe Plants- All Images by Plantmaster

 

 

The Pitfalls of Free Estimates

We offer free estimates for new landscape projects. Like anything free, these estimates are a loss leader to get new work, each consultation and estimate can take 1-5 hours or more of our time, equaling about $200-500 and up.

One frustrating thing about this process is that many people take this time for granted, or are not responsive when we send out our estimates. A colleague of mine summed up his feelings on the matter- “You were worth several hours of my time, surely, I am worth 5-10 minutes of yours.”

This too has long been a pet peeve of mine (see this post from 2010). Yet, sometimes people to acknowledge the work we put in. Last year a prospective client gave me a $250 restaurant gift certificate for my time, even though we didn’t win the job. Yesterday, I got this delightful note following a consultation:

A delightful client email

East Petaluma Country Garden

This large corner lot in East Petaluma started with a blank slate, save a prominent chicken coop that was to be one of the anchors of the new garden’s design. We focused here on a creating an open and low maintenance yard that would be good for entertaining and would knit with recent renovations of the old farmhouse on site.

We installed a large paver patio, which in future phases will feature a pergola and outdoor barbecue. Off the patio is a large synthetic grass area with a seating circle for a firepit. We integrated these elements with hog panel fencing, low maintenance mediterranean plantings and several fruit trees. At the entry a second area of turf was installed with a tiered fountain that provides white noise.

I cannot recommend Michael O’Connell and his team enough. All of the work was done with the utmost integrity from start to finish. He was meticulous, organized, and knew exactly what I needed for my property. His depth and breadth of knowledge of agriculture, landscape, and carpentry is impressive. The transformation of my property was incredible. I started with a dirt lot and now I have an oasis I can relax in and enjoy every day. While he may not be the cheapest, he was worth every cent. I highly recommend you to contact him for landscaping.
-Anna DiGrande, Petaluma

 

Video- After Installation

Video- During Installation

 

Large Installation Projects

We install projects of all sizes, from small intimate spaces, up to estate size landscapes. This diversity of experience gives us a practical design sense, which is more than just ‘throwing money’ at a project. Rather we can leverage those landscape elements that will generate the most value. Here is a Houzz portfolio of some of our larger installations in Marin and Sonoma Counties, enjoy…

 

Working with Subcontractors

We don’t use a lot of subcontractors on our projects. We are jacks of all trades and do most of the hardscape, woodwork, softscape and sitework in house. That being said, there are places where a good subcontractor is essential. Do you really want landscapers finishing your concrete? Building your brick pizza over? Don’t think so.

When we do use subcontractors, we prefer good ones (read not cheap). We don’t want to have to chase down a contractor who is a day late and dollar short. Scott over at Essential Craftsman explains the importance of subs beautifully in this video.

Corte Madera Modern Remodel

We don’t often get to do a project twice, but this project in Corte Madera provided a unique opportunity. The homeowners remodeled their one story home, and in the construction process both the front and rear landscapes were erased. The task of this project was to update and restore the landscape we had installed about 10 years ago with an updated version. The result matched the modern lines of the new residence well.

Nine Favorite California Native Plants

California natives are versatile garden anchors, which are well adapted to our climate and wildlife. Here are 9 of our favorites that fit in almost any landscape scheme- whether it is to provide color, texture, or mass, these plants can do it all!

Photos from our awesome Plantmaster Online Database.

Our Favorite CA Natives

Botanical Common
Tree
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud
Shrub
Arctostaphylos ‘Emerald Carpet’ Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ Julia Phelps California Lilac
Salvia clevelandii Cleveland Blue Sage
Perennial
Epilobium californica ‘Everett’s Choice’ Ghostly Red California Fuchsia
Juncus patens ‘Elk Blue’ Elk Blue California Gray Rush
Penstemon het. ‘Margarita B.O.P.” Margarita Bop Foothill Penstemon
Grass
Deschampsia ces. ‘Northern Lights’ Northern Lights Tufted Hair Grass
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass

Trees

Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis | Western Redbud

Shrubs

Manzanita Emerald Carpet

Arctostaphylos ‘Emerald Carpet’ | Manzanita Emerald Carpet

Julia Phelps California Lilac

Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ | Julia Phelps California Lilac

Cleveland Blue Sage

Salvia clevelandii | Cleveland Blue Sage

Perennials

Ghostly Red California Fuchsia

Epilobium californica ‘Everett’s Choice’ | Ghostly Red California Fuchsia

Elk Blue California Gray Rush

Juncus patens ‘Elk Blue’ | Elk Blue California Gray Rush

Margarita Bop Foothill Penstemon

Penstemon het. ‘Margarita B.O.P.” | Margarita Bop Foothill Penstemon

Grasses

Northern Lights Tufted Hair Grass

Deschampsia ces. ‘Northern Lights’ | Northern Lights Tufted Hair Grass

Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens | Deer Grass

Completed Project- East Petaluma Landscape Renovation

This compact front and back yard in East Petaluma was in need of a make-over after the builder installed landscape had run it’s course.

We replaced the existing lawn with low maintenance synthetic turf, expanded the patio with porcelain pavers to compliment the house and added a new vegetable garden area.

In the front yard a new rock garden style landscape of low maintenance succulents and mediterranean plants completed the renovation.

“We’ve been admiring the yard all afternoon as we set about cleaning things up and putting things away. The lights just came on and it was so wonderful to look out and see the olive tree & back wall illuminated as well as the front steps.

Thank you to you and your crew!  It’s Christmas, New Years and our birthdays all in one day!”

Completed Project- West Petaluma Versa-lok Wall

This year has been a roller coaster with the spring shut down, followed by an increase in project demand as folks spend more time at home. One of the nice surprises of 2020 is how many repeat client projects we have done this year. We have installed 6 projects for past clients as part of new phases or remodels of their landscapes.

This project in Petaluma featured a repeat client who downsized into a smaller home. We installed a new Versa-lok retaining wall to open up some additional space in their yard; renovated the existing irrigation system and installed new turf and a seating area in this preliminary phase.

This is a repeat performance (second home and landscape project) with O’Connell Landscape and we couldn’t be happier.  The first project resulted in an award-winning yard (which undoubtedly helped in last year’s sale).  In our current down-sized home we didn’t hesitate to call Michael and his crew, the same men were we worked with 12 years ago.  They transformed an overgrown yard into an attractive, low maintenance, functioning living space.  They offered detailed fore-thought, responsive collaboration, and quality implementation. We can’t recommend Michael and his team highly enough.
-Sharon & Mike Morgan, Petaluma

 

Good Hedging Options

Hedges are traditional yet versatile components of planting design. They are great for screening, to act as a fence, to provide borders, and to lend a formal or modern element to a planting scheme. Here are some of our favorite plants for hedging from our great Plantmaster database. You’ll notice that some hedges are classified as small trees, which can be maintained at a smaller size with regular pruning.

Plantmaster Interactive View

Hedge Options

Botanical Common
Tree
Callistemon citrinus Lemon Bottlebrush
Feijoa sellowiana Pineapple Guava
Laurus nobilis Grecian Laurel
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’ Waxleaf Privet
Prunus caroliniana Carolina Laurel Cherry
Prunus laurocerasus English Laurel
Shrub
Abelia X gra. ‘Confetti’ Variegated Glossy Abelia
Buxus ‘Green Beauty’ Green Beauty Boxwood
Coprosma ‘Pacific Sunrise™’ Pacific Sunrise Coprosma
Coprosma repens ‘Marble Queen’ Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant
Escallonia X exoniensis ‘Frades’ Frades Compact Escallonia
Nerium ‘Petite Salmon’ Petite Salmon Oleander
Photinia X fraseri Fraser Photinia
Pittosporum ten. ‘Marjorie Channon’ Marjorie Channon’ Pittosporum
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ Golf Ball Kohuhu
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Variegata’ Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi
Prunus caroliniana ‘Compacta’ Dwarf Carolina Laurel Cherry
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ Luykens Laurel
Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Pink Lady’ Pink Lady Rhaph or Indian Hawthorn
Westringia fruticosa Coast Rosemary
Broadleaf Evergreen
Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’ Variegated English Boxwood
Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver Queen’ White Variegated Euonymus

Tree

Lemon Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus | Lemon Bottlebrush

Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana | Pineapple Guava

Grecian Laurel

Laurus nobilis | Grecian Laurel

Waxleaf Privet

Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’ | Waxleaf Privet

Carolina Laurel Cherry

Prunus caroliniana | Carolina Laurel Cherry

English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus | English Laurel

Shrub

Variegated Glossy Abelia

Abelia X gra. ‘Confetti’ | Variegated Glossy Abelia

Green Beauty Boxwood

Buxus ‘Green Beauty’ | Green Beauty Boxwood

Pacific Sunrise Coprosma

Coprosma ‘Pacific Sunrise™’ | Pacific Sunrise Coprosma

Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant

Coprosma repens ‘Marble Queen’ | Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant

Frades Compact Escallonia

Escallonia X exoniensis ‘Frades’ | Frades Compact Escallonia

Petite Salmon Oleander

Nerium ‘Petite Salmon’ | Petite Salmon Oleander

Fraser Photinia

Photinia X fraseri | Fraser Photinia

Marjorie Channon' Pittosporum

Pittosporum ten. ‘Marjorie Channon’ | Marjorie Channon’ Pittosporum

Golf Ball Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ | Golf Ball Kohuhu

Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Variegata’ | Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi

Dwarf Carolina Laurel Cherry

Prunus caroliniana ‘Compacta’ | Dwarf Carolina Laurel Cherry

Luykens Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ | Luykens Laurel

Pink Lady Rhaph or Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Pink Lady’ | Pink Lady Rhaph or Indian Hawthorn

Coast Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa | Coast Rosemary

Broadleaf Evergreen

Variegated English Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’ | Variegated English Boxwood

White Variegated Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver Queen’ | White Variegated Euonymus

Completed Landscape- Cotati Paver Patio

Sometimes a simple installation can result in the most profound transformation of an existing yard. This was the case for this patio installation near Helen Putnam Park in Cotati. The owners had removed an existing deck and wanted a new paver patio and some grass redone to make the yard more usable. We settled on a classic Calstone Paver with some decomposed granite pathways to tie the areas together. The result was a clean and open new space.

The work you completed here was nothing short of amazing. From your initial consult and design, to the crew’s meticulous work, we are very pleased with the outcome!
-Darin, Cotati

Completed Landscape- San Rafael Eichler Back Yard

This mid-century style installation in Terra Linda focused on clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic. We took a tired back yard patio and lawn and renovated with a new patio, connecting paths, spa and shower area, and slab for a soon to be installed studio.

We were in need of a completely new look for our boring, rectangular, flat backyard. Of the design/build firms we contacted, Michael O’Connell of O’Connell Landscape was by far the most responsive, thoughtful and creative. He was familiar with our neighborhood and was interested in working with the mid-century design elements we were hoping to complement. He was willing to work with our rough, preliminary sketches and bring them up to a higher level.

The O’Connell Landscape team was exceptional. Since it was COVID-time, Michael had the same two highly skilled workers on the job, start to finish. They showed up every day at 7:00 and did everything from complete demo of two patios, tree, root, rock and dirt removal, to laying the DG pathways, setting the concrete forms, laying electrical conduit and all new irrigation, building the fences and an outdoor shower and all the plantings. They wore masks consistently and Michael provided two separate portapotties to ensure their safety.

Michael provided regular updates on the job and detailed invoices. He did not go over budget, except for the changes we wanted and approved. There were some unforeseen issues (an older, hidden concrete patio that had to demo-ed, for example) and he itemized the extra costs clearly and in writing. We just love our new yard. It is exactly what we wanted and the entire process was easier better-communicated than some of our other past projects.

-Dru Parker, San Rafael

Post Installation Video

Post Installation Images

 

West Petaluma Yard- 2 Years Later

I had the pleasure of revisiting one of our past installations in preparation for some additional fencing and gate work we are going to do on the property. This landscape has really grown in since it was first installed two years ago and looks great.