Category Archives: Downloads & Videos

Completed Project- Novato

This project stared with a beautiful but unrefined setting right on Novato creek. Years of overgrowth and neglect minimized the property’s potential and beautiful natural setting. We developed a design incorporating a new back yard patio and firepit, natural stone water feature, dry laid retaining walls, new drainage, and flagstone pathways. The result is an inviting yard that welcomes you into a the unique creekside property.

Working with O’Connell Landscape was the best experience I have ever had working with a residential contractor. They completely exceeded my expectations in terms of the design, the experience and the result. After moving to a home on Novato Creek, we wanted to reclaim our yard from a jungle of ivy and untended plantings, level it out, improve the drainage, and create a beautiful, useable yard.

We wanted the project to include a patio, fire pit, sitting wall, paths, attractive retaining wail, and fountain. O’Connell gave us a design that incorporated all of our ideas, and worked with us to bring it into our budget. Once the job started and we inevitably wanted some changes, they gave us immediate feedback on the exact cost so we could make informed decisions.

As the job went on, I realized that they had incorporated small design elements that made the yard even more beautiful than I had imagined. They worked on the yard consistently, never abandoning it to work on other projects, and got it done before Christmas, which I had hoped for but not expected. After the job they walked us through the yard to provide information on running the systems and maintaining the plants, and gave us written information and a video.

Micheal O’Connell was easy to reach, very responsive, and the team was great. I can recommend them with no reservations.

-Alexa Foster

Completed Project- Petaluma Compound

This project in central Petaluma was a referral from the client’s sister, whose project we had completed a few years earlier. The site was a multi-home family compound with some significant family history. The existing yard had become outdated and the homeowner was looking for more usable space for entertaining, while have something low maintenance. We developed a plan that incorporated a large paver patio, custom stone seat wall and steps, secondary seating area with Yardistry pergola, water feature, vegetable boxes, lights and connecting paths.

I had a very vague concept of what I wanted for my backyard re-do. Michael O’Connell, with O’Connell Landscape, met with me several times to get an idea as to my future plans with my yard. He came up with a plan that outlined what I wanted, was within the budget I set, and perfectly matched the surrounding areas of our family property. Prior to the commencement of work, Michael and I met several times to review the plans to ensure a smooth start to the project.

During the project, Ruben and Ubaldo were there every day! They were friendly and answered all my questions. The attention to detail was amazing to watch as the work progressed.

My project took 3 months, and it was seamless. My yard is beautiful, and I feel I’ve added another room to my house.

I recommend O’Connell Landscaping to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy, friendly, and detail-oriented company.

-Natale Dougerty, Petaluma

Woodwork Examples Video

Here is another of our new portfolio video slide shows, showing the many different types of garden carpentry we install. From arbors and fences to vegetable boxes, we focus on quality crafted and finished woodwork that isn’t the cheapest, but it built to last.

For more videos and images of our work visit our Portfolio page. Don’t forget that these can be viewed in higher quality 480p mode and in full screen.

Featured Project Video

Here is a sneak peak of a new featured project video that we are working on showcasing our 2007 CLCA North Coast Chapter Design-Build Award Winner. The final video will have a narrative describing the project; the simple version posted here just has a soundtrack.

(This File is high quality – 14mb Windows Media, streaming versions to be uploaded soon)