My client wanted a space they could throw a ball a long distance for their dogs to chase. I designed a shade structure around two carved posts from Mexico that my client’s had previously purchased. Now they sit in the shade and throw balls for their dogs down their flagstone patio flanked on either side with colorful xeriscape plantings. I am in the process of designing a new ‘lounging deck’ and shade structure in a separate part of the yard. My clients also had a large cactus collection which we planted on the side of the house and in new planters in the front yard. It is stunning when the cactus are blooming.
Erin’s Gardens provided my husband and me with high quality landscaping at a price we could afford. We couldn’t be more pleased with her artistic results, which we enjoy on a daily basis. plus have gotten lots of compliments from friends and neighbors. We moved into a fairly new house almost two years ago – very nice on the inside and not so on the outside – yuccas fallen over, walking tiles broken… It was a challenging job. Her questions to us in terms of what we wanted were thoughtful, design plans were provided promptly and were detailed in a way that helped us make decisions plus provided room for changes. Erin was able to get us a xeric rebate (and did the calculations), so that the city gave us over $500 credit on our water bills.
My husband and I had very distinct opinions about how we wanted our garden to look, and Erin helped us achieve our goals to have a garden that we both take enormous pleasure from. Our dogs had destroyed the old yard and now have a wonderful flagstone, dirt free area to play ball in. She helped us design a beautiful cactus garden for my husband’s voluminous cacti in the front and east side, and a lovely, shaded sitting area with a ramada, flagstone and xeric planting beds in the back garden.
Erin brings a wealth of knowledge in terms of choosing the best plants and trees, plus has much experience with the ins and outs of construction and can advise accordingly. Erin designed the ramada around two carved posts from Mexico I had purchased years before, which pleased me greatly. The construction firms she chose to do the work were top notch. She coordinated all of the different workers and was on site to assure everything was built out according to plan. To top it off, we have a gorgeous, eight point Moroccan style water fountain tiled with aqua-hued stained glass designed by Erin. In short, she took into consideration all our desires and needs and helped us achieve something wonderful and much more livable. Our outside spaces have truly been transformed in a most attractive way which we appreciate every day. A big, flowery thank you to Erin’s Gardens!