Santa Barbara Landscape Design and Build Company
For over 40 years we have been a leading Santa Barbara landscaping company We recognize that each landscape design and build is as unique as the clients we serve. If you can dream it, we can build it.
Schedule a meeting with us to discuss your landscaping design and build dreams in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Ynez, Oxnard, Ventura or Ojai.
- Art of plant selection
- Water-wise Sprinkler systems
- Walls and Fences
- Designing a wide range of hardscapes including walkways, built-in barbeques, water features, outdoor fireplaces, firepits, rock walls and fences.
We are masters at working out any job complication. We specialize in all phases of landscape construction from the original design and installation through suggestions for the future landscaping phases.
Creating healthy and beautiful landscapes for you is our top priority. You have our promise that we’ll create a gorgeous outdoor living space where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.
We employ two certified draftsman, as well as experts in the following landscaping specialty areas:
- Plant selection
- Soil preparation and planting
- Rock Walls
- Retaining walls
- Built-in Barbeques
- Outdoor fireplaces
- Fire pits
- Water Features
- Agricultural Installations (i.e. vineyards/orchards)
- Aesthetic Touches (bird houses, stone accents, et cetera)
- Private Garden “nooks”
Our Landscaping Design and Build Process
Whether the project is residential or commercial, maintenance or construction, we begin by doing a walk through with you to assess your needs and our ability to meet or exceed those needs. You will receive an estimate in a timely fashion, developed for you by Bruce Koehler (our owner). This process usually takes a couple of days, but can take up to a week or so depending on project size and details, as we work to make sure all the details for the job are explored in full.
Step 1: Landscape Design
Creating your dream garden requires design experience and thorough knowledge of plants that will thrive in your particular yard and region’s climate. We also guide you through the many choices of hardscapes, decks and patios, water features, lighting and entertainment areas. And remember well-designed landscaping also increases property value.
Your first evaluation is complementary, because we appreciate that you are considering us for your landscape design and installation needs. After we evaluate your landscape site and discuss your needs, we then design an extensive custom landscape design. If we are hired to implement the job, this detailed design is complementary. However, if you like the design but choose to use another company to install we’ll charge for our design. We think that is fair.
The fees for these plans vary and can be discussed during an original evaluation.
Step 2: Landscaping Cost Estimate
After your design is approved, be it blueprinted or a field design, an estimate is generated for the work as discussed. Your Down To Earth Landscapes, Inc. estimator is quite flexible during this part of the process. An original estimate is simply that—original—and can easily be added to or subtracted from. Careful attention is always given to detail during this process.
Step 3: Landscape Installation and Construction
After agreement is reached, planning begins for the implementation of your custom landscape plans. Our staff is extremely sensitive to time constraints, and will do the best we can to finish your job in a way that satisfies each client’s needs while never sacrificing quality. We love working with people, and will therefore, be extremely attentive to any kind of shifts in the project scope. You and our landscape specialist(s) assigned to your project can discuss any changes to job scope, and changes can be navigated in the field. Your level of participation is entirely up to you. We appreciate and value your input during all phases of this process.
Step 4: Lawn and Garden Care and Maintenance
After we complete your installation, we are available to discuss ongoing maintenance, if desirable. We stand behind all of our materials, and we will guarantee our plant material for six months (excluding natural disasters or neglect) and irrigation materials for a year.
Creating healthy and beautiful landscapes is our top priority. We promise to create for you a gorgeous outdoor living space where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.
And you can have the peace of mind knowing that we’re bonded, licensed and insured to protect the safety of our staff and clients.
Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 and for over 40 years has earned a fine reputation for Landscape design, installation and maintenance. We pride ourselves on creating unique outdoor living environments. Our clients are in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and include the communities of Montecito, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Oxnard.